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01-14-2013, 05:32 PM
What, Me Worry?
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Originally Posted by ReginKarlssonLehner View Post
I'd say they were even. Remember when Cowen stepped up and played in the top-pairing with Karlsson? Absolute beast, the game against San Jose showed us of the potential Cowen could eventually be. We were getting physically destroyed and he laid a couple of huge hits that seemed to literally restore order and we ended up winning 4-1. Phillips stepped up huge too and was even a weapon on a struggling PP.
Yep those games were pre-trade though. Cowen was great for a stretch, OK for the rest. We will miss him but only because we were counting on him to improve. I think Phillips and a combination of Boro, Wier and Benoit can be nearly as good as Cowen/Phillips last year. It's our #2 and #6 DMen that might be the issues. #4/5 isn't as much of a dropoff imo.

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