You can't ban someone for speaking their mind. While Big Luongo's schtick on the Sedins being soft is tired cliche, considering how excellent Henrik was in the playoffs, Edler is the exact opposite of Henrik.
Henrik is consistent, he is the greatest passer and one of the greatest playmakers in the game today. We watched him become a warrior in the short-lived playoff run. He was consistent every game.
Edler is not. He never has been. Therefore he cannot be the highest paid defenceman on the team. Big Luongo is right about another point. Edler lacks a killer instinct. This was evident not only during the playoffs, but long stretches of the regular season. Yes he possesses a powerful shot and can dish out big hits, but he fails to do either with any consistency.
I couldn't agree more and you make some great points.
This guy has a mad love for Edler and thinks because he scores all his points with the Sedins great play and throws the odd good hit when he feels brave enough he gets a free pass on sucking and hurting the team with the rest of his game.
Personally i would rather 1 of either Sedins over 3 Edlers.
Edlers contributions to the Canucks are nowhere near either Sedin and as far as i am concerned this guy can leave i won't miss him.
Edlers inconsistent play in all areas is a huge problem and this guy doesn't deserve the money him and his agent are likely asking for.The Sedins make this guy who he is for the most part and him and his agent would be a idiots to think otherwise.
As far as the Sedins go i have always been a big fan of the Sedins and all they bring to the Canucks on and off the ice. They are world class players and great human beings it's a honor to have them play for the Canucks and i really hope they get to raise the Stanley Cup soon because they will definitely deserve it.
Edited by The Big Luongo, 20 September 2012 - 12:58 AM.