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How I See It: Canucks Trades & Upgrades

With the Canucks leading the Western Conference, and by having a descent idea on how teams are playing, I think it is time for me to make some predictions on what will happen near the trade deadline for the boys in blue and green starting from the net working our way out.


I see Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider both staying in Vancouver, especially the way both have been playing. Luongo looks rejuvenated and has the passion to play hard. Even watching his practices, you can tell he wants to win and make up for last year’s loss. His game has improved a whole lot better since the beginning of the season. Canucks fans can only hope that Luongo keeps paying stro...

Vancouver Canucks Quarter Mark Reviews: Alex Edler

The Vancouver Canucks’ hockey season is about a quarter of the way through and that means it is the perfect time to do player reviews. It has often been said that the twenty game mark is when General Managers and coaches begin looking at the roster for possible moves and improvements. For bloggers, like myself, it is no different. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be working my way through the Canucks roster giving a review for each player. Next up is Alex Edler.

Earlier in the season it became incredibly apparent that Alex Edler, the offensive threat, was here to stay. With 16 points in 20 games, Edler has established himself as one of the top producing D-men in the ga...

Alex Edler: Rise of the Norris Quality Defenseman

After being unranked heading into his draft year, Alex Edler wasn't really on anyone's radar.  When the Canucks drafted him 91st overall in 2004 he was quite the unknown for a fan base that likes to know everything about all of its players.

It wasn't until 2006-2007 that Alex Edler got his first taste of NHL hockey.  That year he played 22 games and registered three points.  While he wasn't spectacular, he didn't make any glaring errors.  Fans could see that Edler had the potential to be a mainstay on the Canuck blueline for years to come.

From the beginning, it was incredibly apparent that Edler wasn't your average offensive defense...