I am starting to wonder if it might be better to let Cowen round out his game in Bingo (offensively speaking) his defense is already NHL good... He has potential to be a pretty damn good two-way D-man, I just have a feeling he won't have the ability to work on his offensive game as much, if he is in Ottawa.
What exactly are you referring to? The Weber comparison? I honestly don't know why he is put on some kind of pedestal around here. He is a big physical defenceman that has a great shot. Weber probably will always have a better shot that Cowen, but otherwise I don't see how it's an out of reach possibility. Physicality can be taught to a certain extent (See, Brian Lee)
or is it the possible Norris nomination and some point in the future? I don't think that is ridiculous either, it's a shot in the dark, but so is saying he won't be nominated. Is there some rule that says that when presented a question that no one really has a clue as to the answer, that you have to be completely conservative?