sagebrush wrote:Actually, ... Edler's game went for a shit after Salo left. Check the stats.
Salo was the rock, the support structure for Edler.
Yeah, I did. His ppg dropped and his defensive play suffered badly. His plus/minus took a hit too.
Edler went from having Ehrhoff as a PPQB to being the defacto QB himself.....something that he just isn't, he doesn't have the poise to quickly receive a pass, settle a puck, and move the puck.
Salo only played 27 games in 2010-11. He played more in 2011-12.
Edler made more mistakes with the puck, and more mistakes away from the puck, after Ehrhoff left. Or maybe not, maybe they just weren't as noticeable because Ehrhoff is a very smart player and recovers quickly due to his skating. I don't know.
I've looked at all of Edler's stats, and despite what the Fenwick and Corsi are saying, the other stats, and what we saw on the ice, represent a case where Fenwick/Corsi aren't reflective of the actual player. He made countless mistakes with and without the puck, let go of his coverage, out of position, turnovers at the blueline, bad drop passes, couldn't hit the net, wasn't engaging physically.....