Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/10/14

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26: Jared Cowen of the Ottawa Senators speaks to the media after he was selected #9 overall by the Senators during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, With less than a month to the opening of training camp, the Senators and restricted free agent defenceman Jared Cowen are still trying to get a contract in place as the sides try to find common ground on length and dollars. League sources confirmed to the Sun Thursday the Senators have tabled an eight-year, $28-million offer — an average of $3.5 million per season — to Cowen’s camp. It hasn’t been rejected, but the deal’s not done, either. It is similar to the seven-year, $28-million contract signed by New York Islanders blueliner Travis Hamonic, which pays him an average of $4 million per season. The two sides have exchanged several proposals and are still trying to find the route to a contract. read on
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