J.I.A.H.N Posted November 20, 2015 Share Posted November 20, 2015 Now, hold on to your hat and hear me out........then you can Boo! LOL Edler and Higgins for Cowen, 2016-1st and 2017-2nd so here is my thoughts on this. - Cowen is 6'5" 238 lbs, playing 2nd Dman pairing LD, and 5 years younger than Edler, he is a +3 this year, He is a defensive Dman, and has a knock against not hitting enough, but will fight. And skates well for a big man. - 2016 - 1st will be around 20th OA, not because Ottawa is bad, but because the teams ahead of them are strong, this trade does help Ottawa, and will give them better options. - 2017 - 2nd is to even it out after adding Higgins to the trade (not that Higgins is worth a 2nd by himself), but it gives Ottawa depth, without giving any of their prospects up - Edler has been an inconsistent this year, but I believe that is because of our overall team skill level and depth he suffers, as well as his added minutes. as Edler is on the edge of 30 years old, and if you have not been watching, by the time the players are getting to 33 ish, they are loosing speed and skill...........I believe Edler goes to Ottawa because of his relationships with the Eriksson, and Alfie (Now on Ottawa's staff) To me it is one of the only places he would accept a trade to. Higgins is a throw-in and moves 2 1/2 million out...........he has a good contract, and will be a great addition to Ottawa's playoff run. Now the Canucks do take a hit in loosing Edler and replacing with Cowen, but this should give us 2 picks in the top 10 to 20 range of the 2016 year draft. The difference is minimal to us, but large to Ottawa. Time are a changing.......this is a subtle difference, and one you will notice in 2 or 3 years Now not for me to toot my own horn, but I have been a big advocate of asset management for several years, and have been scorned regularly for saying we should have traded Matthais, Richardson, Vrbata and Hamhuis at last years trade Deadline for picks, and could filled in with some pretty good UFA's including Franson, that went for a song.........no you guys wouldn;t have it! This years I am again shouting again for movements along the same line, but this year I say sign Hamhuis for 3 years, 3 million per (great #5 Dman), trade VrBata, for a 2nd maybe + a 3rd, ad Baertschi or Vey if anyone is interested, (these were wasted assets and if Benning remembers anything he should remember why he was brought here (Drafting) and why Willie D was brought here and focus on what they do best........no more favorite player BS from Willie Again...........Edler and Higgins for Cowen, 2016-1st (20ish OA)and 2017-2nd(50ish OA), and if injuries fall them a better pick, good on us! This makes sense and doesn't make me a tanker............it is asset management Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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