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11-19-2012, 09:21 AM
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I don't see Cowen going anywhere, short of the proverbial drastic overpayment. Where he was drafted (and considering he was ranked 3rd overall in his draft and only fell to us due to his knee injury), and how he has played, we value him very highly. Yes, he's made a couple of mistakes on the ice, but what 20 year old NHL Dman doesn't? He's already a beast, and only getting better, and along with a certain defending Norris trophy winner, and hopefully Ceci, will anchor our backend for a decade or more to come. The fact that we have no one in the system to replace either Karlsson or Cowen means that neither is moving anytime soon.

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11-21-2012, 10:54 AM
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Losing a full year of development for a young defenseman is never a good thing. One can only wonder how much it affected Erik Johnson. Cowen will still have a productive career...but unless he becomes a dominant #1 d-man, you're always going to wonder "what if". That's two major surgeries now in a fairly short period of time, and a lot of games missed because of them.

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Losing a full year of development for a young defenseman is never a good thing. One can only wonder how much it affected Erik Johnson. Cowen will still have a productive career...but unless he becomes a dominant #1 d-man, you're always going to wonder "what if". That's two major surgeries now in a fairly short period of time, and a lot of games missed because of them.
We don't need him to be a #1D, we already have one of those. If he develops into anything close to a top pairing D, we'll be very happy.

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Not worth much at this point. Very risky player to have with his history of injury problems dating back to jrs.

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11-22-2012, 03:03 AM
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Not worth much at this point. Very risky player to have with his history of injury problems dating back to jrs.

"Risky player to trade valuable assets in exchange for?"
Sure.

"Risky player to have?" Why is it risky? He's on a cheap contract, and there's definitely upside to his game. He's only "risky" if having him puts us over our 50-player-contract limit (which we're not), or if he's not a good locker room fit (which, by all accounts, is the complete opposite: he's been a fantastic teammate).

I get why he'd be a risky acquisition, but he's not a risky player if you already own him.

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11-22-2012, 07:19 AM
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Not really a good thing to hear about a young player. Another developmental year gone.

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As much as I hate the fact that he lost a year of his development I ain't afraid.

In the few games he did play, he was better than everyone else on the ice and then some. An absolute force on both ends of the ice. He was one of our best defenders last year in the second stretch of the season.

He'll be the guy that will be Karlsson's partner for a long time and make Karlsson better as a defender.

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Why the necrobump?

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