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Which contract is best for Alex Edler

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#1 Franz Liszt

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:34 PM


Title explains it, plus there is a poll.

Which contract do you think is best?

5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 years.

PROS for Edler:

- Power play defenseman who can put up 50 points with a big slap shot
- 6'3 215 and can hit like a beast
- Only 26 years old and still getting better
- Good in his own zone for the majority of the time
- Decent penalty killer
- Blocks shots
- Great vision and passer (mostly on the power play)

CONS for Edler

- Sometimes a little shaky defensively
- Doesn't shoot the puck enough, or super accurately on the power play
- Pinches sometimes or will make a big hit leaving his spot
- Doesn't fight with his size, but at least he will stick up for his teammates
- Streaky at times

My pick would be the 7 year, $36.75 million deal.


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:37 PM

My guess is that it will be a 5/6 year deal with a cap hit in the ballpark of $5 M
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:38 PM

How about a 9000 year contract worth $4.5 billion? It seems large, but the AAV is only half a million dollars.

Out of the ones you have, I'd go for 7. Covers the prime of his career at a reasonable price.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:39 PM

No more than 6 years! MG has already learned his mistake signing Luongo for 12 years.

I voted - 6 years, $32.25 million. $5.375 cap hit.


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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:47 PM

Maybe 6 years at $5 million per?

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:47 PM

One that states he's not allowed to shoot the damn puck over the glass.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:51 PM

None of those are best for Edler.

On the free market he'd get $6.5mil at least.

If Edler wanted to stay here and take a hometown discount, then the 7-8 year deal is much more desired because it is more guaranteed money than the other deals. I see $5.0mil as the absolute minimum that Edler might sign for in any deal, and expect anything from a $5.5-6.5mil cap hit deal.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:55 PM

After a pretty horrible playoffs and very poor play down the stretch, I'd be cautious with giving out a really long term contract (especially with 4 defencemen already signed to hefty deals).

Something like a 4 year deal with a cap hit of about 5.5M would be ideal, and re-evaluate him when he's 30. He should really peak within the next 2 or 3 seasons, so we'll see how he plays after that because the worst thing we can do is have an Edler on the decline, scoring about 30 points and slowing down but taking up 5.5M of our cap.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:19 PM

Edler is my favourite player in the NHL, but I'm not a fan of long contracts, so I voted for the 5-year one.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:40 PM

I chose the six year deal simply because if he re-signs for several years as a 33 year old when that contract expires then the Canucks wouldn't be on the hook for his cap should he retire. Who knows what will happen with a new CBA though.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:02 PM

7 years, $36.75 million. $5.250 cap hit
edit: no ntc

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:12 PM

He should not get more money than hamhuis

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:16 PM

How about a 9000 year contract worth $4.5 billion? It seems large, but the AAV is only half a million dollars.

Out of the ones you have, I'd go for 7. Covers the prime of his career at a reasonable price.

as long as its not OVER 9000!!!!!!!!111!!1!!!!13569!

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:16 PM

He'll probably want, and will get, around $6M.
I'd say around 5 years would be ideal.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:49 PM

I dunno why any of you would choose any option other than the OP's shortest option of 5 years. If he kicks ass in those 5 years. Great, we'll resign him again and give him a raise. But what if he starts to suck? Then we're stuck with him for another 1-4 years. If you chose the longer option to lower the cap hit, well the Canucks are only saving $250,000 which in today's NHL means nothing. So the 5 year option for me.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:17 PM

Based on the way you worded the question, obviously the best contract FOR Edler is the one that pays him the most money, and allows him to be an RFA again while he is still of a reasonable age. That may not be the best contract for the Canucks to OFFER to Edler, which I assume is what you really are asking.

As for your "pros" - Is he really "still getting better"? Based on his play last season that's pretty debatable.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:25 PM

5 years at 5.5. It may be that 5 years is the longest term available if he signs after the new CBA is signed.

It's funny... The owners keep talking about wanting to get rid of the long term contract. If contracts are limited in term by the new CBA, the owners are going to have to pay more $ per season to keep players around. Can't they see this?

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:26 PM

lots of ppl said 7 years, but not for the right reason. It takes him to 34, and contains the lowest cap hit of the offers that keep him under 34. At 34 it would allow us, or anyone for that matter to sign him freely (under the current CBA rules) for another 10 years if we wanted with no drawback if he retires early or gets injured.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:36 PM

For him?

the shorter the better as he'll make more down the road.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:39 PM

Open market he would make close to 7 mil. With us I would be happy if he signed under 6 mil. I think Hamhuis is better but we got him for a bargain at the time and now it looks like he just got completely ripped off. Poor guy.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:43 PM

As long as he doesn't get any NTC on his new contract or else the canucks will be screwed with 4 defenseman's with a NTC and something happens down the road.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

$5.5 M over 5 years. No NTC and NMC. He is still very inconsistent. The Canucks should give him this contract and this year to prove himself. He has the ability in spades and can be a Norris nominee for sure.

However if he sh!ts the bed again in the playoffs, the Canucks have to trade his a$$

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:52 PM

I am kind of expecting an 8 year $6 million per year contract.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:30 PM

7 years, $36.75 million.
Edler is VERY underrated and this salary should prove that he is one of the best d-men in the league
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:38 AM

If he seriously wants to stay here and not just "i'd prefer to stay here but if the offer isn't right i'll go somewhere else that offers better money," then he would take something like a 7 year contract for 4.6million AAV, which follows MG's top-4 dman cap threshold that he has seemingly placed within this team lately. However, the realistic contract would likely be a 5 year 5.5 mill AAV contract similar to Tobias Enstrom's contract.

I don't get the feeling that Edler is all about the money and he seems like a guy who likes to keep things consistent and the same, so I'd assume he'd take some sort of a paycut instead of hardballing for 6-7 million a year.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 12:57 AM

4-5 years just like Hammer, Sedins, Kes etc.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:32 AM

Kind of pointless speculation untill the CBA is settled and the new salary cap established. His open market value would be 7 - 7.5m under the current cap. I'd be surpised if he signed very much lower than 6m. I wouldn't go more than 5 years at most. A 4 year deal would be ideal.


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:33 AM

His contract would look best on another team.

Sorry, I love his size, his shot, and I like our long history with Swedes.

But the guy looks like a space cadet all the time. He has no intensity whatsoever!

I think he's overrated.

Would love for him to make me eat my words next season though..
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 09:19 AM

Hammy signed in another time so comparing saleries doesnt work, I think 6 mil at 5 years works for both parties but no NTC so we can move him if needed

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:05 PM

He should not get more money than hamhuis

Well hes going to. If he doesnt here, he will get ALOT more than that somewhere else. The mid 5mill range would be taking a home town discount for a player like him. Dman with his combination of size skating ability and pts producing ability is a very rare and desierable package. If he goes to the open market he'll get a long term deal over 6mill a year, Det would lock him up long term in a heartbeat along with alot of other teams.

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