Brick Tamland wrote:The amount of negativity out there, especially on Twitter tells me this is a fantatic signing. Count me in with the group that thought he would get north of 6 long term. He may not be a true #1, but he is most certainly a first pairing guy. As it stands the Canucks have 3 first pairing type dman. Not to shabby IMO.
Don't forget, around here where everyone tows the Gillis company line, that Mason Raymond and Alex Edler are the whipping boys and Keith Ballard, David Booth and Manny Malhotra are the favorite sons. Are we surprised that the Edler signing recieved negative commentary around here? They still think that Raymond at $2.275 million is a rip off but have no problem paying the monies that Booth and Ballard get.
At his age, and when healthy Alex Edler is an awesome D-man, the best on this team, there would not be a team in this league that would have a problem paying those numbers or more.
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