Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/20/12

VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 23: Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks carries the puck up ice while being pursued by Dustin Byfuglien #33 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of NHL action on January 23, 2010 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
“Alex Edler, My Goodness…” This article was written immediately following the Minnesota Wild game, so to start, please allow me to say that that was embarrassing. I was originally hesitant to write on this topic following Saturday’s game because one might jump to the conclusion that Alex Edler‘s Goal of the Year Candidate was a positive thing. Au contraire mon frère et souer; said goal was actually very negative. In fact, the only positive thing it did was give the Canucks a two goal lead at the time. If you haven’t seen the goal; and I don’t know how that’s possible if you’re reading this; check it out NOW before reading onwards. I call myself the eternal Canucks optimist and by no means does my negativity represent any loss of faith in this team to win hockey’s holy grail. However, when you barely squeak out a win vs. the last place team in the league and then are humiliated; yes, humiliated by the Minnesota Wild two night later, something is seriously wrong. Nevermind the fact t...
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