Jared Cowen has been through it all before.
During his playing days, Paul MacLean was a straight shooter. If somebody else wanted to dance around the defence to set him up as he went to the net, that was just fine by him.
In some ways, he’s the same way as Ottawa Senators coach.
All training camp long, centre Jim O’Brien has been the forgotten centre for the Ottawa Senators.
Perhaps it’s appropriate that Ottawa Senators defencemen Jared Cowen and Patrick Wiercioch made their debut playing defence together at the Air Canada Centre.
Jared Cowen received a warm welcome when he hopped on the ice at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon Monday morning, as teammates banged their sticks to mark his return to the Ottawa Senators.
Jared Cowen will join the Ottawa Senators in Saskatoon on Monday after coming to terms with the team on a new four-year contract.
Contract talks between the Ottawa Senators and restricted free agent defenceman Jared Cowen haven’t quite hit a standstill, but they’ve certainly slowed to a crawl.