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#1 DSM

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:57 PM

I just don't get the hype. To me the guy seems like a more productive and expensive version of Jakub Kindl. He's coming off a pretty bad season, where he may or may not have had issues adjusting to a new coach and was a league worst minus-39.

 

It'll likely take a few good assets to acquire him, and he's under contract for the next 5 years with a $5mil cap hit. I just don't think he'll make the team any better, and if he continues playing like he did this past season, he'll be an expensive plug to work around.

 

What are everyone elses thoughts?

 

*Oops, title was supposed to finish with ""Edler to Red Wings" rumors?". I must've hit some limit. I can't find how to fix it... :/


Edited by DSM, 03 June 2014 - 03:12 PM.


#2 TatarSauce

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 06:46 PM

I personally think it would be an OK fit, if we didn't have to give up a whole lot. Edler is a top 4 defenceman, even if he had a bad year. However we'd have to give up way too much for him, and we'd be adding another LH defenceman at a high cap hit with a longish term. In the end, its not worth it



#3 Richdg

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

Don't forget he has a bad back. several years worth of back issues.



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Posted 03 June 2014 - 08:38 PM

I've soured on him as well. Too bad he wasn't drafted by us. May have turned out differently.

#5 Bryguy

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Posted 03 June 2014 - 09:19 PM

Well we can stop worrying since Linden said they are not going to trade him.



#6 Jesusberg

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 01:38 PM

Well we can stop worrying since Linden said they are not going to trade him.

 

This. If it was feasible to trade for him before, it isn't now. They really think they can turn Edler's game around, so the trade package for him would most likely be more than most fans and management would be comfortable offering.



#7 luvmnger

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 01:16 PM

for some reason...i shy away from canuck players. the mantra there is...fuzzy.

especially kesler. does the joe have a diving board? look kinda funny hanging off the mezzanine.

no to all canucks.

yes...even bieksa.


Dino Ciccarelli will always be #1

#8 DickieDunn

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 02:48 PM

I think Edler's performance was largely due to Tortorella'a incompetence.  I fully expect him to get back to where he's been.


Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


#9 wings4thecup06

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 04:36 PM

for some reason...i shy away from canuck players. the mantra there is...fuzzy.

especially kesler. does the joe have a diving board? look kinda funny hanging off the mezzanine.

no to all canucks.

yes...even bieksa.

 

You'd say no to Kesler? Even at the right price? 


Edited by wings4thecup06, 19 June 2014 - 04:36 PM.

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#10 number9

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:47 AM

 
You'd say no to Kesler? Even at the right price? 


I'd say no to Kesler purely bc of what is required to get him. Also, I met him at a tiger game and he was skinny as a rail. And that was during his prime seasons.

#11 RedWingsRox

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:36 AM

You're not the only one ... I wince at the thought as well.  







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