As a hockey trade I think Edler straight up for Kane is enough. I think some undervalue his worth and the fact he is locked up for five years at a good cap hit. But seldom do we see one for one deals like that. Usually they involve a number of players as both teams try to fill the hole left by the big name they trade. So I could see Edler ++ for Kane ++ type of deal. And in this day and age the cap must work for both teams.
But it is all probably mute, I doubt Winterpeg will shop Kane yet and I doubt MG would ask Edler to waiver of even consider it at this point. The time to trade Edler was before his NTC kicked in but unfortunately, or fortunately, coming off the shortened season and lowering of the cap had a lot of teams not willing to look at the type of trade it would have to be to get a player like Edler.
I wonder if a team like the Flyers would like a do over with hindsight when it comes to trading to get, say, a Luongo and Edler from Vancouver?
My main point I guess is that Edler alone should be enough to garner a top six. I mean what would you trade to land a top four d'man cause that is what Edler is.