Shea Weber and Alexander Edler never belonged in the same sentence.....unless it was trading Edler as part of an insanely large package going to a Nashville team that wasn't sure they were going to get Weber re-signed.Betamax wrote:The scuttlebutt on twitter via Botchford is that Edler is very reluctant to waive NTC. And given his sub-par season, it really is a sub-optimal time to try to trade him. I think a huge priority would be to assemble a Coaching Staff that has worked with developing Elite Level D-men. It's kinda funny to say it now, but just a couple of years ago, there was glimpses that Edler could crack into the rarified air of being a true No. 1.
With that in mind, two candidates stand out: John Stevens (the alleged chosen one by former GMMG before allegedly being pursuaded by the powers that be to go with Torts) and his help in developing Drew Doughty and the new available Trotz with Shae Weber.
Edler doesn't have a full NMC or NTC as far as we've been told. Probably has to submit a list of X number of teams that he will or won't accept a trade to. The Canucks should just request that list and if he doesn't provide it then he's non-compliant with the contract he signed.
Seriously though, "very reluctant" what kind of ass-hat do you have to be if you want to stay with a team where the management wants to move you and the fans want you gone? I think it says he's a comfy fellow who likes Vancouver and doesn't care about winning because he's content to lose as long as he gets paid to live where he wants to live.
Btw Beta.....I can't find where you got that opinion from Botchford's Twitter.