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01-11-2013, 05:03 PM
Barney Gumble
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Originally Posted by dsedin View Post

I don't get why Edler is included in so many proposals, when all the fan base does is cry for a true #1 D. Is it because of his poor showing in last years playoffs? our entire team was far from impressive. I'm confident MG will sign him to a fair deal using the Sedins contracts as a benchmark. Anything around 5-6 mill. on a long term deal will be fair. You don't trade a guy that is almost a #1 D. We have 2 top tier #2 D in Hamhuis and Edler. You let these guys develop into a #1 or you can consider it a blessing to have these guys anchor your d pairings.
I see nothing wrong in dealing him - *PROVIDED* you already have a right side top four defenseman to replace him (I don't mean a left side D who hasn't played more than one season at the NHL level - least of all one who's currently suffering from a major concusssion).

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