Gstank29 Posted June 7, 2015 Share Posted June 7, 2015 So i've been thinking with the direction that this team seems to be heading, is now the best time to trade Edler?It would basically set this team into full rebuild mode for next year, something that Benning and Linden have stated they don't want to do, but when you think about it makes a lot of sense Edler is 29 years old so he won't be a big part of this team if we contend for a cup (at least 4 years) He's on a affordable contract and is in the prime of his career so his value couldn't get much higher. He's coming off a good year so again the value is high. Most teams that are drafting in the 6-11 range need a defenceman to be competetive and with this team going though a "transition" period if might be best to move him while he still has a lot of value. Getting a top pick in next years draft with the likes of Day, Fabbro, Chychurn, and others littering the top of the first round it would be a good year to "tank" Also with the price of top pairing defence man at an all-time high and it becoming more apparent that you NEED a franchise defenceman to get anywhere in the playoffs is it time to trade Edler? (I don't know to what extent his NTC is but it's still an interesting idea.) I can see Edler fetching a top 10 pick because he is the reliable piece that a lot of teams are missing. He can play 25 minutes, hit, play the PP, and is decent in his own zone. Edler isn't the guy that you build a contender around but is a very good player to play with your franchise defenceman Teams I could see being interested Colorado Florida Dallas Tampa Philly Detroit Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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