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09-17-2012, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 14s incisor View Post
Wow. Don't agree with anything in this post.

Edler had his best offensive year, and the struggles he began to have in the second half of the season are greatly exaggerated. Many of the Canucks D struggled down the stretch last season, even Hamhuis had his off games.

Bieksa got his contract after a 22 point campaign where he was injured for part, and didn't start to play well until the end of the season and playoffs--not that that is a bad time of year to get hot.

Garrison had a decent year, but still had 13 less points than Edler, and, although he's far from a defensive liability, he wasn't exactly a dynamo either--it will be interesting to see how much he benefitted from playing with Campbell. He's also not near as proven as Edler, with only 190 career games.

I honestly didn't watch Hamhuis too much in Nashville before he signed. But looking at his point totals that season compared to Edler's this year--24 vs 49--Edler would still get more based on offensive numbers alone.

Look at what other D are getting: Wideman 5.2, Carle 5.5, Enstrom 5.75. To say Edler isn't worth as much or close to what those guys are getting is ridiculous.
And if Edler wants $6M then he can go elsewhere. Wade Redden got $6.5M per that a good contract?

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