Nice hometown discount! Vancouver Canucks extend Alex Edler

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Mitch Dyck reports today on the news that we’ve learned Canucks GM Mike Gillis and Alex Edler have reached an agreement and he has signed for 6 more years. Edler was in the last year of a deal that saw him making $3.75 million per season. His new deal is $30 million over six years, with an annual cap hit of $5million. Much less than what he could have gotten on the open market.

Hockey’s Back! Vancouver Canucks’ five most important games

NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges weighs in with some analysis of what he thinks are the biggest five games on the Canucks 2013 NHL schedule. From games versus the defending champ LA Kings to the grudge match with the Blackhawks its going to be a fun dash to the cup. Can Cory Schneider, Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin, Alex Edler and Dan Hamhuis lead Van city to a cup? WIll Ryan Kesler be back soon?
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