Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 10/10/08 at 03:23 PM ET
Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the club has signed defenceman Alex Edler to a four-year contract extension through the 2012-13 NHL season. Edler enters his third season as a Vancouver Canuck.
“Alex is a gifted puck-moving defenceman who sees the ice extremely well for such a young player,” said Mike Gillis. “He has made great strides in his career and we look forward to further growth and development in his game.”
Edler has been a pleasant surprise from the first moment he put on a Canucks jersey and I’m glad to see him on the team long term. But I’d be curious to know the dollars of this deal, and even TSN hasn’t sniffed that out yet.
In other Canucks news, it’s possible the U.S. government has concerns about that Lukas Krajicek trade—he continues to languish in Vancouver waiting for someone to stamp his paperwork.
Update 10:35pm PT: According to Ben Kuzma at The Province, the Edler deal is for $13 million, with an annual cap hit of $3.25 million.
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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