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Jared Cowen On A Possible Trade

from Ian Mendes of TSN,

With the Feb. 29 NHL trade deadline fast approaching, Cowen's name has been mentioned more than anyone on the Senators as a player who may be shipped off by general manager Bryan Murray. The defenceman admitted that being a healthy scratch Thursday could make a trade this month a reality. 

“I'm aware of it, obviously, so if it happens, it happens. I'm not playing today, so obviously it makes it more realistic,” Cowen told TSN.ca. “I don't know, so we'll see.”

Cowen has tried his best to ignore any of the external talk surrounding his play. He says he hasn't read a single article or listened to the talk radio rumours about his future in Ottawa.  

“I don't have to block it out because I don't listen to or read that stuff. If it's happening, I'm not paying attention to it,” he said. 

While he hasn't paid attention to any of the rumours, Cowen was asked directly on Thursday about the theory that perhaps he needs a fresh start in a different city. There are many Senators fans who believe the ninth-overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft will never develop into an elite shutdown defenceman in this market because of the constant negativity swirling around him. 

So would a fresh start with a new team be beneficial to Cowen?

“Maybe, I don't know. My job is to stay here and be as good as I can be for Ottawa,” Cowen said. “Who knows if they're right or wrong, because I don't know either. I've never been traded in my life, so we'll see.”

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