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01-20-2013, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Taco Fingerhat View Post
Love the discount Edler took! But at the same time, I get it. The dude just banked 30 million dollars. Leaving a few mill on the table as a 'thanks' to the Canucks is the mutually beneficial thing to do. The Canucks provide a quality of life that few other teams can boast. Being a Canuck is more a lifestyle than it is a job. Full credit goes to Gillis for creating this little ecosystem.
This. But watch the MG haters say we got Edler at 5 per only because he wanted to stay here and nothing else. The quality of life and the benefits provided to the players here are so understated and often overlooked at times when considering signings.
Originally Posted by Drop the Sopel View Post
Not only that, but Tanev gives the team excellent security when injury strikes the top 4...

Hamhuis injured-

Garrison Bieksa
Edler tanev

Bieksa injured-

Hamhuis Tanev
Garrison Edler

Edler injured-

Hamhuis Bieksa
Garrison Tanev

Garrison injured-

Hamhuis Bieksa
Edler Tanev

IMO the top 4 looks good, regardless of who is injured. Garrison should be able to pair up well with Bieksa and Tanev seems like he could play with anyone. Love the mix in the top 5 - still see Ballard as the #6, though maybe he turns things around.
Exactly. Now we just have to avoid multiple injuries to the D and we (hopefully) should be ok. Love the depth on defence.

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