Nope, what I propose is the Canucks trading Edler if he doesn't want to agree to what the Canucks are offering him. Like I said before, I like Edler, just not at 6 mil. I think the Canucks can use that 6 mil and do better whether it through trade or free agency. Edler does alot of things well, defending isn't one of them......For a guy who puts up such high points, why is his +/- so weak? For Six mil, you better be the best all round D on our team, and at this point he isn't. Also giving him 6 Mil would almost make him the highest paid player on the team, is that something the organization is ready to do? You cant give a guy 6 mil and hope he lives up to his potential. If the Canucks package him with Luongo perhaps could yield a huge return and save cap space at the same time, who knows! I think Edler should take 5 at the most if He wants to stay in Vancouver, if not, trade him.
I completely agree.
Edlers plus minus is weak with all those points because he is a liability in his own zone and elite teams can't afford to have guys like that who are also as soft as butter to play high stakes playoff hockey.
It can easily be worked out out that Edler get's traded to a team where he agree's to sign with its happened before. The Canucks can get a huge return if Edler was traded along with Luongo and Raymond and having that great type of a top forward who will be a way more important to the team then Edlers inconsistent play.
Bieksa outscored Edler 5 on 5 his points are not as unreplacable as hensenfan seems to think. I think Connauton deserves a shot to play all season and with the great supporting cast and teaching he will do just fine. From what i have seen this kid has the potential to be the best overall defenseman the canucks have ever had.
If KC had 5on 5 time and PP time with the Sedins i have a good feeling KC would get at least 40 points. KC has more offensive and overall upside then Edler by far its just a matter of time.
Edited by The Big Luongo, 10 October 2012 - 09:16 PM.