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10-05-2008, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by The_Pauser View Post
But but but...I thought Mattias Ohlund was a number 1 defenseman? How come McIver couldn't play with him then?
Yes, because people have said that Mattias Ohlund = Chris Pronger.

There's a huge difference between a #1 defenseman and an elite Norris trophy winning defenseman.

Originally Posted by MS View Post
Even though he's been passed in the depth chart by better guys, I still have a lot of respect for Cowan and it has to be tough for him to be seeing his NHL career potentially come to an end. Would have nothing at all against giving him another look here at some point later this year if we suffer some grinder injuries, and if he goes to Manitoba and competes hard for that team and is a leader there, which I suspect he will.
What's really going to hurt Cowan, somewhat ironically, is that he'll have to go through re-entry waivers on the way back up if the Canucks want to call him up because of his one-way contract (and thus large AHL salary). Assuming Brown clears, he'll be the first call up for the fourth line because he won't have to go through re-entry.

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