RoyalDude wrote:No offense FAN, but Poile is not interested in Edler unless Edler is Extended and why the fuck would Gillis trade Edler if he was Extended?
I don't know, I guess I'm the only around here that heard Gillis mumble, "we need to get Bigger, Younger, Faster" Why is Gillis trading someone who fits that criteria?
It was not too long ago when this city was calling Edler one of the best defenseman in the NHL, he has a bad stretch of hockey and was not the only one on the team that did and now everyone wants to trade him???? Don't get it.
Personally, I like a top 4 of Edler, Weber, Hamhius and Garrison much more than Bieksa, Weber, Hamhius and Garrison.
If Gillis sticks to his mantra, Bigger, Younger, Faster with Bieksa's smallish size for a defenseman, since the league is going back to being big again and his age 31, Bieksa seems to be the odd man out here.
Well if Edler is extended and you can replace him with Weber (with the guarantee that Weber is going to extend here with Vancouver), then that is a no-brainer.
Seeing as you think Gillis is a moron, I'm surprised you think he should extend Edler, who fits that criteria, and call it a good idea.
Edler's 2 biggest failings? Inconsistent physical play that leads to inconsistent all-round play, and brutal puck handling ability at the point under any kind of pressure. Edler is our worst point man on the PP. He may have a big shot, but he's the most inaccurate shooter, doesn't make great passes, and often fumbles it and lets an easy puck get by him.
Your preferred top 4 is probably everyone's preference. Bieksa's NTC really throws a wrench into that plan though doesn't it. Same goes for him being the odd man out in the Gillis mantra.....