Edler on the right side
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01-22-2013, 12:37 AM
Join Date: Jul 2010
I've said this every time it's been suggested that Edler convert to the right side...
It just doesn't work. He's arguably our most dominant defenceman when he's on the left and on top of his game. On the right side, he's a lesser player and just never looks at all comfortable.
Why downgrade the effectiveness of one of our best blueliners, trying to force a fit with Garrison on the Left? It's why i wasn't, and still am not completely sold on Garrison being a great signing. We've committed ourselves to a LOT of years of 4 Left side blueliners at 4.5-5M dollar range. That could come back to burn us.
And i don't think it's just a 'timing thing' because of the short season. Edler has looked like this every time he's been swapped over.
Maybe he'll eventually adapt, but i'm not convinced. I wouldn't be surprised if sooner or later...we end up seeing Edler back on the left, with Tanev beside him. It all depends on how Tanev continues to progress as a player...but i don't see why it can't work, and imo, it's just a better fit for everyone all around.
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