In his "career year" he still managed to only break even on +/- despite all those points. Guy has been nothing but a total liability in his own end for his time here in Vancouver and he hasn't shown signs of improvement. As for the injury, unless Edler is the only member of our species whose brain is located in his back, he can't use it as an excuse for his numerous turnovers.
No matter how i answer, i know you will just keep Edler in your player doghouse.
No doubt Eddie regressed. Of course its related to surgery and lack of a proper rehab time. In retrospect, he probably should have waited.
I reckon you tie his "numerous turnovers" with just flat out sucking. The way i saw it, it was "humourous turnovers", because they were comically (no, not chronically) terrible choices with the puck.
You may not believe this...but he isnt even the #1 turnover blueliner. That distinction goes to Juice. Even Hammer had more turnovers.
PK Subban, Erik Karrlson, Chara, Doughty are some of the name guys with more turnovers than Eddie.
It is simply untrue that he has been a negative factor and "a total liability in his own end for his time here in Vancouver" . If he was, he wouldnt even be here or the NHL.
"he hasn't shown signs of improvement." are also patently false.
Get real. Canuck fans always obsess with moments of poor play with our d-men and conveniently forget to see the other things they bring.
The only problem for me was that he was tentative with his game. Certainly that is tied to health, but we have seen him be deft with the puck and making quick smart choices before this short season.
For sure he is overrated. He still needs some work. Thankfully he is surrounded by some talented d-men he can learn from.
pretty good, and the team needs a homegrown player(s) who are on the cusp of taking the next step.
I want to see that here in Vancouver and not somewhere else if he is traded.
This notion of trading homegrown talent away is absolutely insane. I am not interested in purging the players that were drafted and developed here. The club needs their core to stay intact to usher in new blood over time and keep the team competitive for decades.
If you buy into MGs thoughts about using the Wings organization as a model to go by, then you certainly wouldnt trade Edler and prematurely deplete the defensive depth. It was completely stupid to trade Connatuan for a rental that barely fit the needs for the club to win right now with a 48 game season. There was no reason to cripple the future and possibly cripple the defensive prospect pool like that.
So why would you even buy into trading Edler and subtract defence?There are better trade scenarios available to the club that do not involve trading away drafted and developed talent.