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Alex Edler Has The Worst Adjusted +/-

Yesterday I posted the worst 20 players in the 2013/14 season by adjusted +/-.  Leading this list was Alexander Edler of the Vancouver Canucks.  He posted a -35.4 rating.  This was further from the zero point than Matt Niskanen who led the league with +30.8.  That is a remarkable and rare achievement.  Usually struggling players who have poor puck possession do not get enough...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings looking to sign Babcock and Jeff Blashill to contract extensions

In the recent days news has come out about the possibility of the Red Wings going after Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler to help shore up a young blue line. Providing some depth and perhaps some veteran leadership on defense is one of the pressing needs this off-season for the Wings who look to capitalize on a nice contingent of young talent already making an impact with the...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Evander Kane for Alexander Edler: Here's Why

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Via Puckrant.com
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Does Jim Benning to Vancouver reopen the trade of Alexander Edler to Boston?

Of the areas for the Boston Bruins that needs fixing this off-season, maybe chief among them is a retooling of a defensive unit that broke down versus the speedy and agile Montreal Canadiens in round two of the Stanley Cup playoffs.Many point to the fact that the Bruins did not have enough speed or puck-moving ability on the blue-line to maintain a level of sustainability for the...
Via BruinsLife
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 15 fantasy disappointments of 2013/14

As in every fantasy season we find surprises, we also find disappointments.  Sometimes the disappointments are easier to pick out than the surprises, but just as significant.  The way to best be successful in fantasy is to monitor progress and regression from season to season, and to act accordingly.   Below are the 15 most disappointing fantasy players for the 2013/14 season...
Via Puckrant.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds shutout in BC; playoffs near impossible

After back-to-back losses Tueday and Wednesday night, the Nashville Predators see their postseason hopes dim greatly. According to SportsClubStats.com, it is virtually impossible for the Predators to head to the playoffs as their chance at getting in lowers to 0.1%. It is safe to say it is time to look to the offseason.  Wednesday's loss came from the hands of a struggling...
Via Fang Faction
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds shutout in BC; playoffs near impossible

After back-to-back losses Tueday and Wednesday night, the Nashville Predators see their postseason hopes dim greatly. According to SportsClubStats.com, it is virtually impossible for the Predators to head to the playoffs as their chance at getting in lowers to 0.1%. It is safe to say it is time to look to the offseason.  Wednesday's loss came from the hands of a struggling...
Via Fang Faction
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bruins Had Deal In Place For Canucks’ Alexander Edler

Stephen Dunn / Getty Images By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) Prior to Thursday’s Bruins game against the Capitals, Boston GM Peter Chiarelli told NESN that Philadelphia has retained half of Andrej Meszaros’ cap hit. Seems a little odd, right? Especially considering the Bruins had enough cap space with Dennis Seidenberg now on the LTIR. However, the Bruins set up the trade that...
Via The Hockey Guys
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast Ep 91: Trade Deadline Talk

  On this episode of the Flyers Faithful Podcast on Flyerdelphia.com, Steve Jacot and Hal Greenblatt discuss trade deadline possibilities for the Flyers, such as Ryan Kesler, Alexander Edler, Christian Ehrhoff, and others. They also discuss whether or not this season can be considered a down year for Claude Giroux, the team's comeback win over the Capitals, the Ryan...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential Trade Targets for Flyers

Alexander Edler of the Vancouver Canucks is a subject of trade talks around the NHL (Stephen Dunn/Getty) By: Andrew Dintino (@AndrewTOU_THG) As Wednesday’s trade deadlines nears, the Philadelphia Flyers continue to pop up as contenders to land several of the marquee players that are available this year. Here are a couple (there are more beyond this list) of the players that the...
Via The Hockey Guys
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings' playoff hopes rest on Datsyuk

It's a hockey fan's favorite time of year, with speculation, rumor and innuendo driving the NHL conversation. With Wednesday's trade deadline fast approaching, a few names have emerged as being linked to the Red Wings. Native Detroiters David Legwand of Nashville and Ryan Kesler of Vancouver -- both centers -- along with one of Kesler's teammate, defenseman Alexander...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Ryan Reaves destroys Alexander Edler

The Blues resumed play after the Olympic break with a sluggish, unmotivated effort. The Blues looked slow, out of synch and unprepared to take the ice against the Canucks. However, there was one man who looked happy to be back out on the ice and playing hockey. Ryan Reaves. If you missed the late night contest against Vancouver, make sure you don't miss this crushing hit...
Via Frozen Notes
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks’ Alexander Edler Takes Digger After Whiffing Badly On Check (GIF)

For Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler, the transition back to NHL ice after competing on the big Olympic sheet in Sochi was not entirely a smooth process. During Wednesday night’s 1-0 win over the St. Louis Blues, Edler zeroed in on Blues winger Ryan Reaves along the side boards. The Swedish silver medalist’s hopes for a big hit were dashed, though, as Edler mistimed...
Via NESN.com
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Sedin at the closing ceremonies

[Daniel Sedin is chatting with Alexander Edler] Sedin: I feel like part of my performance issues in that gold medal game was staying up all night bing watching Breaking Bad Edler: Haha! You sure got into it! Don't worry, though, nobody can stop watching that show once they start.  Sedin: I can't believe I'd never seen an episode before! What was that other...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Par Marts: ‘Rest? Are you kidding me? We’re at the f***ing Olympics’

Sometimes Google-translated Swedish is a beautiful thing. This is from the Swedish news agency TT, as posted on Expressen (and edited to take out one "u"): Previously suspended Alexander Edler goes into the Tre Kronor team against Latvia this evening, but it is not clear which defenseman will not play. Henrik Lundqvist tends the goal. Jakob Silfverberg should get...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Sweden's Edler to serve one more game on international ban

It's the gift that keeps on giving - well, not so much a gift as a protracted punishment.In late July, the International Ice Hockey Federation Disciplinary Committee ruled that Vancouver Canucks' defenseman Alexander Edler was to serve a suspension of four games in international play stemming from a nasty hit he laid on Canada's Eric Staal in last year's World...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Wings’ possible trade deadline moves and some other stuff

This rumor popped up a few days ago, and it still has me scratching my head, so while I start to get up to half-speed (more on that in a little bit), let's take a gander at the Fourth Period's source-less and author-less rumor about the Red Wings' potential pursuit of a top-four defenseman--amidst an article regarding possible Vancouver Canucks facelifts: Canucks...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Sedin emotes

[The Sedins sit in the Canucks locker room. Henrik watches and Daniel gets his things together to prepare to go to Sochi] Henrik: I know that this going to be weird, being apart like this.  Daniel: It will make me terribly sad. You know how I am when I am sad  Henrik: Yes, Daniel, we are still trying to get the sofa back from the fire department from the last time you...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks' Edler, Luongo, Take Part in Full Practice

The Vancouver Canucks have gotten some great news on the injury front, as both defenseman Alexander Edler and goaltender Roberto Luongo participated in the team's full practice on Sunday, as reported by Daniel Fung on the Canucks' official website. Edler took regular shifts during the practice session. Luongo took part in the full team practice and saw the majority of the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Canucks Fan Olympic Primer

Current For the majority of our readers, the last few weeks have been spent wondering whether Dan Hamhuis would make Team Canada or whether Roberto Luongo would start; Scott Yzerman‘s delivered on one and time will reveal with the second. But looking beyond these two goal-preventing studs, the Vancouver Canucks have no shortage of players that have worked their ways on their respective...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes captain Eric Staal has no ill will for Canucks' Edler

For the first time since the World Championship in May, Eric Staal and Alexander Edler will share a sheet of ice Sunday as the Carolina Hurricanes face the Vancouver Canucks at PNC Arena. But Staal, the Canes’ captain, said he isn’t interested in retribution. “Not for me. That’s not who I am or what I’m about,” Staal said. While competing for Canada at the 2013 World...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 8 – Penguins vs Canucks

Penguins 4  Canucks 3 (SO) By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Crosby (7) from Kunitz, Dupuis Kunitz (4) (PP) from Malkin, Crosby Maatta (1) from Kunitz, Crosby SO Winner: Malkin Goal Assessment First Goal Against (Edler) Alexander Edler receives the puck at center ice and takes a long slapshot on net. The puck hits off of Fleury’s chest and goes into the air where he loses...
Via The PensNation
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

not at the kids' table

The Canucks haven't been to Pittsburgh in like three years and let's be honest, we didn't miss them.  Excuse us while we giggle derisively into our coffee because yes, it's still coffee territory at 1pm.  Steiggy kept calling the Canucks one of the most successful franchises of recent years.  If you mean that the way you mean it when you talk about the Capitals...
Via Puck Huffers
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Canucks vs Canadiens Game Preview – October 12, 2013

On Saturday night, The Canucks will be looking to rebound from yet another tough loss against their aquatic rivals from Northern California and will apparently have to do so without the services of Alex Edler. When the Montreal Canadiens are in town, there is always a buzz around the Lower Mainland. Here is how I see things shaking down: Last Game: The following paragraph is dedicated...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Kaleta, Alexander Edler Facing NHL Hearings After Questionable Hits to Head (Videos)

A pair of NHL players were sent to Principal Shanahan’s office for their on-ice actions Thursday night. The league announced Friday that Buffalo’s Patrick Kaleta and Vancouver’s Alexander Edler have been scheduled for hearings with NHL officials after both delivered questionable hits to the head during the previous night’s contests. Kaleta clipped Columbus’ Jack Johnson...
Via NESN.com
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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