Thread: Injury Report: Jared Cowen - Surgery, Out For Season
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11-13-2012, 08:55 AM
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I have to say, doom-and-gloom aside (and it's definitely a huge blow), it's a hell of an opportunity for Mike Lundin. Lundin was hailed as a guy was a late bloomer, still on the rise, and compared to some very good NHL defencemen before injuries started cutting into his ice time. He probably would have had more press for his game (which was very solid) had he not played in the obscurity of Tampa Bay. Late bloomer + playing in Florida = completely off most fan's radar.

He brings a game that, when healthy, he can be a very effective shutdown player. Clearly not the physical force Cowen is, and he probably has 20 point upside in the NHL at best, but the guy definitely knows his way around the defensive zone. I thought, when we signed Lundin, that he was a really interesting signing, and if one of our guys went down with an injury, he had the skill to have a really stellar rebound year. All he needed was an opportunity.

Well, Mike, here's your opportunity. Make the most of it...

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