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#1 Canuckler87

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:27 PM

I think it was a mistake to extend elder at the start of the season. He seems to be way to satisfied out there. The payday he got seems to have drained his motivation & compete levels (typical athlete behaviour). We should have waited till maybe midseason or offseason because it just seems like he's in his own world out there now.

What i would suggest is to sit him out for a game. In the press box. Or atleast take his minutes down a significant amount. Give him the kick in the butt he needs to wake up & play better defensively. Tonight was not the only time his defense gaps have cost us. This cannot keep going on throughout the stretch drive & into the playoffs. AV must take care of it now. Maybe it's that he's trying too hard offensively? Either way he needs to be told to simplify his game defensively, and that the offense will surely follow. This is one of those times an organization has to take the reigns on a players performance so it doesn't become a permanent habit!

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#2 kj29

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:30 PM

this is what happens when gillis stupidly lets salo go to some crappy tampa bay team.....
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:32 PM

CAN WE STOP WITH THE EDLER THREADS
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:32 PM

So it's Edlers fault that our forwards have no consistency aside from the Sedins?

I agree, Edler isn't playing well, but neither is anyone on this team at the moment. I disagree that it is Edler that is costing us.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:35 PM

Edler is costing us..


Just a few more dollars then Booth or Ballard!

so get off his back, we know he like everyone else hasnt been great.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:36 PM

I think one game in the press box would be a good thing for Edler.

The other two pairings played well tonight...Edler, Tanev were really bad.

Sub in Ballard for Edler.

AV is always talking about accountibility.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:37 PM

If you think Edler is bad, you don't watch enough hockey outside of the Canucks.


Sure he is making a few more mistakes than we'd like, but trading away a top 10 two-way D-man isn't usually the best option for a team trying to contend.


As for the goal against in overtime today vs CBJ, I'm wondering what Henrik and Tanev were doing on the play as much as Edler.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:40 PM

If you think Edler is bad, you don't watch enough hockey outside of the Canucks.


Sure he is making a few more mistakes than we'd like, but trading away a top 10 two-way D-man isn't usually the best option for a team trying to contend.


As for the goal against in overtime today vs CBJ, I'm wondering what Henrik and Tanev were doing on the play as much as Edler.


lololololol

remember Edler in the playoffs last year? by far the worst NHL'er in the post season, without question

this year he's been consistently poor.

Edler is not top 10 anything.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:48 PM

Edler is one of those players you cant criticize/ you cant not criticize.

talent wise he is up there, and that shields him from any calls to get benched/demoted.

But he just makes so many stupid mistakes and plays so inconsistently at times it gets really frustrating.

at the end of the day, when its all said an done; its fair to expect a little more consistent/ error free hockey from someone of his pedigree.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:50 PM

lololololol

remember Edler in the playoffs last year? by far the worst NHL'er in the post season, without question

this year he's been consistently poor.

Edler is not top 10 anything.


Regular season 49 points +/- 0 !!
playoffs -2

Fooled everyone with his points that he was a Norris candidate and got a contract he doesn't deserve. HIghest paid D on the team and a NTC. Shame on you GIllis.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:56 PM

AV doesn't have the balls to sit Edler a game let alone give him under 20 minutes a night.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:58 PM

I remember one time an ex-GM was on the team 1040 (maybe Doug MacLean not sure though) and he said that in no way, no matter how badly he was playing, would you ever put one of your top players in the press box.

I know it's annoying and sometimes I too would like to see them sit out a game just to make a point but us fans so often forget this is a business. Think about the money that's paying the guy to do nothing, yikes! Maybe some coaches have done it but I doubt too many have without hearing from the GM or possible losing the player all together.
The chance of Edler being sat out is slim to none. Let's just hope he gets out of his funk otherwise we're doomed.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:01 AM

After terrible games, he still gets more ice time than anyone on the team. Sit him for a game and see how he responds, this team couldn't be playing any worse anyways.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:07 AM

lololololol

remember Edler in the playoffs last year? by far the worst NHL'er in the post season, without question

this year he's been consistently poor.

Edler is not top 10 anything.


"by far the worst NHL'er in the post season, without question"

Obviously I've lost the argument by default seeing as I'm having a discussion with a child. lol
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:10 AM

Edler is costing us is such a dumb comment. People lose credibility thinking one person makes the team lose. This team isn't based on one defenseman. If it was, than we have a serious issue. Whole team isn't good now, and isn't scoring enough, ie power play. We need stop these dumb threads that are repeated. Doesn't take a genius to figure out why the team is losing.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:11 AM

Just let him play left wing and float around with his head in the clouds thinking about his next vacation.
(Pretty much what he's doing now)
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:16 AM

Alex Edler has got to be the most overrated player on this team by CDC
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:35 AM

"by far the worst NHL'er in the post season, without question"

Obviously I've lost the argument by default seeing as I'm having a discussion with a child. lol


it's an obvious exaggeration

he was so poor that any casual dismissal of his performance seems like a colossal understatement. so exaggeration is required

re-watch the playoffs from last year. edler was godawful.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:42 AM

^ above poster, it's true. i remember being frustrated with him last years playoffs too
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:42 AM

He scored 2 goals vs LA, and still managed to be the unanimous choice for the playoff plug award. It takes a special kind of awful to pull that off.

This is the guy, who while making a final rush to potentially tie the game, goalie pulled clock tickin down..shot the puck over the glass for a delay of game penalty...from his own zone....with zero forecheck....


...twice.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:44 AM

I'm Edler's BIGGEST fan and even I'm starting to get really damn frustrated. I still believe in the kind of player he can become and I still don't mind him on the top pairing with Tanev, but I'm not really liking him right now at all. He's just screwing up plays at both ends. Looks like he's falling apart right now, to be honest.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:47 AM

We just have to let him play through it. Honestly. The guy isn't going to find his confidence and consistency if the Canucks don't let him play through this. It's frustrating to watch, but then again it was frustrating to watch Schneider struggle as well, yet a large group of people want Luongo traded so that Schneider can play through it and run with the job. It's also frustrating to watch Daniel barely hit 1 shot a game.

Bottom line: your top guys are the best guys you have so you have to let them play through their struggles. Edler is one of our top guys. Hopefully he snaps out of it sooner rather than later.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:53 AM

can i say. I miss ernhoff. I was leaving vancouver and heading home to kamloops. When i heard ernhoff wasn't going to be on canucks again after the awesome run to the finals. I was really sad to see him leave...
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:02 AM

Alex Edler has got to be the most overrated player on this team by CDC


Do you actually read other people's posts? Just about everyone around here thinks he's awful and this is only one of three treads about his awfulness.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:18 AM

lololololol

remember Edler in the playoffs last year? by far the worst NHL'er in the post season, without question

this year he's been consistently poor.

Edler is not top 10 anything.


Here here. Edler has been atrocious all season. Every other shift he is either getting walked wide, out worked down low or losing focus and letting pucks dribble by him on the blue line.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:58 AM

It looks like he's playing with a hurt lower back. He's so much slower/more deliberate in his movements.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:59 AM

Edler needs to be benched. Give him a break and wake him up
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:11 AM

why give him a huge friggin contract if he is damaged goods?
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