JibberishJones Posted January 18, 2016 Share Posted January 18, 2016 This is purely speculative, but I am curious what people would think of trading Edler at this year's deadline or draft. The name of the game here is asset management. Given our current lack of blueline depth, this is a hard concept to mull over logistically - BUT - we have a depreciating asset in Alex Edler and our window of options is closing quickly. My beef with Edler is mirrored by most of this fanbase: he is lethargic with and without the puck, he won't shoot and when he does it never makes it to the net (usually hits the first guy), he is a living slow motion replay, and he is not the kind of player I want leading by example with all of our wide-eyed youth. We are at a critical time of this rebuild with certain aspects ahead of schedule, and a lot of decisions to make (this year's trade deadline), and Edler is one of a few older assets that should garner a nice return (big, top-four dmen always do) and this window is closing, is now the time? An extra high pick or two, maybe a prospect, would be welcomed additions to this group. Plus, he could be 'replaced' in the FA market (Goligoski, Campbell, Seabrook, E.Johnson) -- or via a drool-worthy RFA list. This is not a thread to discuss his value vs. what we could get, or how losing a body on the blueline is a terrible idea (you could trade for a younger Dman...) -- this is a thread to discuss if now is a good time to trade Edler, or if trading him is just a terrible idea all together (don't be near-sighted). To be my own devil's advocate: Ownership etc. might bring push back on this due to their need and obsession for making the playoffs... hmm... Thoughts on the potential on an Edler trade? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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