mathonwy wrote:Meds wrote:I thought Edler had a good game last night, I'm noticing a bit more physical play out of him.....and not crushing hits, but hard checks in the corners (someone else pointed that out, so I watched for it).
Hamhuis had his best game in weeks, maybe all season.
I thought Edler was quite shitty actually. Gave up the puck a few times on the hard forecheck. Yes he was a bit physical but the physicality shown doesn't make up for his continued inability to handle the hard forecheck like Hamhuis and Bieksa can.
Edler is his own worst enemy.
He'll have some solid shifts, then make a mistake, & (some games) go for a shit for an entire period. Torts & Sullivan were talking to Edler on the bench after one of his mistakes, in the first period. Possibly trying to settle him down. It's like Edler thinks too much when he's out there, & loses confidence.
If Torts & company could get Edler not to rattle when something goes wrong, & instead, just go back to basics, he still has the potential to be a star. A feat not so easy to accomplish - as we've seen the last few years.