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09-16-2012, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
What does Edler's age have to do with anything? I agree that he has the potential to develop into something better, and that's why I'm willing to pay him more than Bieksa. But to say we should be happy if he re-signs here for $6M is absolutely absurd!

Edler and Bieksa have had around the same amount of games played at the NHL level, so their developmental time is about the same at this level.

We aren't talking about having Edler or Bieksa. We have Bieksa and now we are trying to determine how much to re-sign Edler for. Giving him $6M is a significant overpayment. He simply isn't worth it. He isn't a better defenseman than Bieksa, either offensively or defensively. He has the potential which gets him a higher salary, but to blow all our other defensemen out of the water with a huge salary would be ridiculous.
Really? .... Really? Age play a huge factor when talking about a skill & defenseman. Edler hasn't even reached his prime yet while Bieksa is just about to be leaving his. Edler has so much room to grow still & if he reaches his potential will easily be better then Bieksa. If you haven't noticed players are starting to be played for their potential. Keeping in mind Edler will be the best UFA dman he will garner much more then Bieksa level salary.

Whenever we discuss you continue to put words into my mouth & its getting tiring. I did never say people should be happy if he stays here for $6 million/year.

I was using the either or as an example of Elder being the better dmen, not saying we have to chose between the two.

As for the bolded that is clearly your opinion!

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