Jared Cowen is a RFA
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07-07-2013, 10:19 AM
Just a flesh wound!
Join Date: May 2011
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People need to stop with this whole Offer Sheet idea...
There are only a two reasons why one Offer Sheets a player:
1. You value that player more than his current team does, and by offering more than the other team thinks he's worth, you may get this player
2. His current team is near the cap and can't afford to match under the CAP.
Ottawa has a crap load of CAP Space,
and values Cowen more than 29 other NHL teams
(take a look at their D without Cowen).
GM's don't just Offer Sheet guys to "screw" with other teams budgets, piss off GM's and ruin relationships. They do it because they legitimately believe they can get that player, and there is no way any GM is going to pay Cowen the money it would take for Ottawa to not match the offer, therefore he will not get an OS.
If the Sens were 2 million away from the Cap and had a solid D outside of Cowen then sure... but that's not the case here.
I'm sorry but unless you know what all of the NHL GM's think about Cowen there's no way of knowing this. For all we know Stevie Y (just a random example) might be the guy who's highest of all on Cowen and isn't afraid to go the OS route in an attempt to shore up his teams defense.
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