Good maybe some more fans will have faith in him. I hate what people are starting to think about Cowen.
I don't think its faith or people bashing him but just saying he needs more time. In prospect camp, some just went way over the top pumping his tires. Saying things like "he'll be this years Myers" and that he'll make the team for sure. He's just not ready. He has a lot of upside but the reality is that he is a defenseman who will need time to learn and develop. To expect him to turn pro right away and be an impact player is unrealistic.
There's no reason, I see, to worry about him. He's solid in his own end and his skating looks to have improved immensely. Would I like him to be a finished product at 19? Hell yes. But if you give him the proper time and guidance to develop into a solid two way #1 type guy, the franchise will greatly benefit. To do so, he absolutely needs to return to Spokane and Team Canada and likely play a full season in the AHL. That's not hate, that's just reality.
Probably Wiercioch. His skills are undoubtable but as a Defenseman he absolutely needs to learn the fine line of Defense. He's always making risky plays and jumping ahead without a whole lot of support. It's something that he'll figure out eventually, but I don't think he can get a spot on the NHL roster until he figures it out.