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08-12-2012, 12:00 PM
Join Date: Nov 2002
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You're correct. Throw in "We had this player rated first overall" Morgan Rielly, and the Sens will think about it.
In all fairness through two games of the Canada Russia series he has been the second best player out there from his draft year. It was a really good pick by the Leafs (as much as i hate to admit) Reilly like Cowen dropped in his draft year due to a knee injury. Very different types of players however both have very high ceilings.
I hope Cowen continues on this development curve, comes in and solidifies himself as a reliable top 3/4 d man. If he can consistently log over 20 minutes a night playing a shut down role and blasting that big shot on the 2nd pp thats a huge win for the sens. Such a young player playing a style and position that generally takes a longer time to develop.
I will admit I should eat crow with Cowen I judged him too quickly and was critical of the pick the more you watch him the more he grows on you. You can see the big time potential, hopefully like all young D men he can stay consistent. Hence why sens fans dont want to trade him and even though he hasnt proved a ton at the NHL level his track record at every level he has played at has been very good, he's a winner. Won a mem cup and last year logged top 2 minutes on a calder cup team at 20 years old, thats impressive.
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