Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/10/12

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 04: Alexander Edler #23 of the Vancouver Canucks plays the puck against the Ottawa Senators during the NHL game at Scotiabank Place on February 4, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
Vancouver’s UFA’s in 2013 – Part 1 It’s going to be a long summer. So over the course of it I’ll be taking a look at some of Vancouver’s players who have contracts set to expire in the summer of 2013. We’ll examine the pros and cons of each player, determine their career potential and where that potential fits in with the Canucks. Name: Alexander EdlerContract Expires: July 1st, 2013Current Cap Hit: $3,250,000 Alexander Edler was a very welcome site when he made his debut for the Vancouver Canucks back in 2006-2007. As a 20 year old, Edler suited up for 22 games, had 1 goal and 2 assists while averaging 11:27 in ice time. In those 22 regular season games and 3 playoff games that season, fans caught a glimpse into a key part of Vancouver’s future on the back end. Edler played his first full pro season the following year; suiting up for 75 games, Edler notched 8 goals and 12 assists. Though Vancouver didn’t make the playoffs that season, Edler was a bright spot in an otherwise bleak ...
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