Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 4/20/12

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)
And many more… The man of the hour is Alex Edler who will turn 26 years of age on Saturday (April 21), a day before the biggest game of the season for the Vancouver Canucks. It’s also a game where it’d be awfully nice for him to step up his game because you know the Kings would love to capitalize on more defensive gaffes by the Canucks. Edler’s stats this series are somewhat flattering with 2 goals and a -1 rating. He’s had turnovers galore and not been the hitting machine we all hope for him to be. So the Ostersund, Sweden native can expect what for his birthday? Here are the Top 5 things one might get the hulking 6’3” left-hander. From the Equipment staff It’s well known that Alex Edler has quite the bomb when he chooses to use it but in recent seasons, that hasn’t necessarily been a good thing. Quite often, we see a snapped twig off an attempted slapshot that either leads to the puck trickling towards the slot or an opportunity for the opposing team to counter the other way. So from
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