Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: [VAN] Edler signs extension [6 years/30 mil]
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01-19-2013, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by NFITO View Post
This is a good signing longterm, but I can see some criticism thrown out of this deal in a season.

This is a very unpredicatable season for Edler... maybe he recognized that and wanted to sign a long-tem deal early instead of taking his chances in FA?

He could have a great season - clicks with Garrison, produces offensively on a top PP, getting tons of PP time, play consistent physically like he has, and stay durable - could all happen, he has the potential for that type of season.

But he could also struggle this year... he's moved to the right side, where he's still not shown he can adjust well defensively. He's playing with a new partner, who's also put up points and could take some of those offensive looks away from him - who knows how their chemistry holds up moving forward... and who knows how he holds up physically all season?

Personally, given his age and potential, I love this 6yr deal. He'll be great value for that contract in most of those years. But wouldn't be surprised if he does have a down year this year. He's got to make adjustments to his game, and likely with the system as AV needs to win soon with less weapons to work with. Without a top ranked PP, offensive game they've been playing, on a new side he hasn't played much in before, and with a new partner, he could well have been going into FA with a lot less leverage than he has now.
It could still be top ranked if Brown didn't have his head up his ass these days.

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