Edler's back issue
I own Edler in a keeper points league and read this:
(12/3/12) Alexander Edler continues to rehab his back but according to Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province, surgery has not been ruled out. Edler has had back problems throughout his NHL career and they flared up once again in September. Had there been a hockey season, Edler would still be out of action. Edler's back woes are a big concern to the Canucks as they chose not to re-sign him before the September 15 lockout. Should free agency remain the same once both sides settle, he can become a free agent after the 2012-13 season. He is a very good offensive defenseman but his long term back problems have to be a concern.
Are you guys worried like me ?
Should I try trading him in a combo deal for a similar defensemen ?
Let me know what you think about this situation.
Originally Posted by GelFlow
I AM NOW!!!!! Thanks!
I'm fully aware of Edler's wonky back...but didn't realize its once again an issue for him. As a fellow Edler owner and investor...I too am interested in the consensus here!
Edler has a herniated disc, like Alfreddsson 2 years ago. He tried to rehab, but needed surgery, and came back good last year.
The players are likely just afraid of surgery beside the spinal cord, small risk of complications (eg paralysis)
SO...is this ANOTHER HERNIATION since surgery? The Sept injury I mean.
Originally Posted by cdubb
guys gotta get surgery. this would have been a good off season for it with the extended break. some players seem to nurse injuries/re-injur year after year and it seems to me(based off nothing scientific) that when they finnaly get the surgery they become better players.
just get it done.
Very good points already - he will need surgery and until then he will suffer through it or miss significant time.
Time to ship him if you can IMO. He will likely be fine after surgery and is an awesome offensive D, but if you are hoping to contend, then now is the time.
I shipped him and JVR for Chara and St. Louis and love every second of it. Now may be a good time to snatch up Bieksa or even cheaper, Hamhuis, as both Garrison and Edler may be on the shelf to start the season.
There's some speculation (including in today's ramblings) that Kesler's agent's recent statements that his clien could be out for months more has more to do with ensuring he keeps collecting a paycheck during the lockout than Kesler's actualy health.
I heard some speculation along similar lines regarding Edler on Team 1040 (Vancouver radio) recently, with the suggestion that this may be the Canucks endearing themselves to him by paying him during the lockout in the hopes that it will entice him to take a discount on an extension. If this line of thinking is accurate, then it would necessarily mean that he ins't as injured as the public is being led to believe.
I don't have any facts to go on and I'm not making any statements one way or the other. Just thought people may be interested by this.
Even without facts to support, raising it as a possibility is perfectly legit. Extending the recovery period is in the players & agents best interest. If they didn't have any intention on playing, why would they rush.
Originally Posted by His Dudeness
Not saying that is definitely the case, and it may very well not be. But it is a possibility.
I could see managment trying to talk edler into that aswell because of his contract ending soon. Looks bad in the eyes of potential suitors.
Edler cleared to play (were there to be games to play) but his back is still an issue.
He makes the point that it was sore and stiff last year and he still managed to play 82 games (and put up 49 points).