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09-16-2012, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Vankiller Whale View Post
I would reasonably expect Edler to sign at a 5 mil cap hit on a 6 year deal, if forced I would push it to 5.5 cap hit with maybe a shorter term. More than that and it's closer to the Sedins than Kesler money, and I would look to move him.
sedins and kesler signed their contracts years ago with a lower cap, they also took a hometown discount, so its not really fair to expect edler to take less because of the other contracts.
bottom line is, edler is a big young 50pts defenseman, heading into a UFA market that have very few quality Dmen available. he will get paid and get paid a lot, he is in no way obligated to take a discount, and the canucks don't have a NHL ready replacement for him. if he signs a long term deal for $6M/yr cap hit, i'd consider that a success.

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