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Canucks Waive Cowan, Lose McIver to Ducks(TSN)
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10-05-2008, 12:41 AM
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Looking at Cowan's stats, it looks like he's a guy who picked up fighting very late as something he could add to his game to give him some extra appeal in the big leagues. His three years of major junior, he played 17, 51, and 66 games, and had 5, 14, and 29 PIM. In the ECHL in his first year as a pro, he had 42 PIM in 47 GP, with 8 PIM in 22 AHL games that year. The next year, in the AHL, he only had 23 PIM in 69 GP. Then, suddenly, he jumped to 117 PIM in 71 GP. It looks like he had a transition sometime after he started playing pro hockey, which probably explains why he can't really fight very well at all.
For a guy who had less than 30 PIM in every one of his seasons in the OHL to have fought 12 times in the NHL, some of them against some pretty serious guys, is pretty wild.
Hes not a bad middleweight, but i give him a lot of credit last year for taking on all the heavies when the canucks were just lacking in that department.
I never understand the hate towards him, he was injured a lot last year.
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