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Alex Edler

Alexander Edler (born April 21, 1986) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Mike Smith Kevin Bieksa Dan Hamhuis Ryan Kesler Jason Garrison Cam Barker Chris Higgins Alex Burrows Keith Ballard Chris Tanev Roberto Luongo Daniel Sedin Henrik Sedin Kris Letang Nico Hischier Shea Weber Brandon Sutter Willie Mitchell


I think that Jake virtanen should go down to Utica put nikolay goldobin into the lineup and…
Alex Edler almost saved that...just needed to get further behind his own goalie DEEP in the blue paint.
Found a great pic of Alex Edler today. Photographer captured his essence perfectly.
Alex Edler never bends his knees and is therefore a pylon (he’s trash now)
Numbers Never Lie: Alex Edler is not the worst Canucks defenceman at getting the puck on net…
Alex Edler is so rigid in his movements. Hard to watch him cuz once he is committed to a particular shot, you can b…
There was no way Alex Edler was gonna pass the puck to Brock Boeser 3 on 3...avoids the Flo.
Holy geezus.does anybody block shots better than Alex Edler??? Every 2 mins I hear.shot blocked by…
How many goals against have we witnessed with Alex Edler either providing the screen infront of his own goalie or j…
Alex Edler setting one *** of a screen on the goal. might want to challenge for goalie interference there.
Why is edler so close to markstrom on that goal? Hey alex, if you let Jacob see the puck he may actually…
I find ALex Edler's hockey's version of the "system's QB" in football. He heavily relies on blind positioning from teammates
Congrats to Alex Edler on his 700th NHL game. Eagle has been amazing for the Canucks defense forever, and great to…
I believe that Alex Edler should be traded now while he still has value.
"Shot, shot, shot..."Imagine the fun we could have if everyone had a shot everytime Alex Edler missed the net or fa…
Alex Edler is set to play his 700th game with today. Only 2 other D-men have played more games for…
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I'm pretty sure as the camera shifted, we could see Alex Edler sitting with Daniel.
I think the claim is that Alex Edler made the set up p…
Why does the fate of the always seem to rest with Alex Edler when trailing in a game late? It never goes well.
Alex Edler also got a piece of it, and may have ultimately knocked it to Hall. Surprised to see Nico didn’t get cre…
F Reed had a pathetic 1 out of 10 average for hitting the net. But I believe with a lot more practic…
Ben Hutton takes after Alex Edler’s lead and cheap shots Stefan Noesen as he is changing. Jesper Bratt is the first…
Alex Edler taking the shot on a powerplay that features Brock Boeser? No thanks
Nico Hischier gets right back up after being hit from behind by Alex Edler.
Okay all you great defenders of Alex Edler, I invite you to defend his play?
Slashing penalty on Alex Edler with 1:13 remaining in first period. First penalty of the game.
Alex Edler really drove Hischier into the RW corner w/ 4:35 left in the first. Hischier gets up goes to bench.
Alex Edler takes exception and cheap shots Nico Hischier behind the net. Numbers were facing edler. Should have hel…
Not sure how well the Canucks are gonna fare tonight if it’s a lot of Taylor Hall against Alex Edler
Love this quote: Canucks defenceman Alex Edler said (of Boeser): "He scores with everything he gets. It’s nice. I j…
“He didn’t get his sticks from Cyclone Taylor Sports” - back in his Sportsnet days! 😂 😎 Cc: Alex Edler…
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A part of me wants to slap Alex Edler sometimes. The hand part.
Alex Edler smacks a one-timer for another power-play goal. The Penguins have allowed the opposition to score two po…
I cannot believe how little Alex Edler passes it to Boeser.
Alex Edler has 2 moves on a power play. 1.)Shooting it into a shin pad 2.) breaking his stick
Alex Edler and Brandon Sutter are my least favourite part of the Canucks.
Is Chris Tanev or Alex Edler fair trade for Matt Duchene and 1st or 2nd round pick? ?
Not unless the farm is Alex Edler, Chris Tanev ,Daneil Sedin, and Henrik Sedin then yes please do !!! 😎
Canucks finish 29th! Big tank season. Couldn't have done it without Tank Commanders Willie Desjardins, Jayson Megna, and Alex Edler.
Alex Edler's centre ice blast was a surprising goal Saturday night. But they all count & it pushed him past Sami Sa…
One thinking Ben Hutton can eventually take over for Alex Edler on the top PP this year, or is that wishful thinking?
I don't want to get ahead of myself but Alex Edler might win the norris trophy this year.
Francois Beauchemin and Alex Edler round out some defensive depth, with Michal Neuvirth taking over back-up G duties.
with apparent defensive depth, do u try and trade Alex Edler to get that top 6 forward?
Memo to Alex Edler - It is okay to get mad and hit people. The fans think I'm real good. Signed, Angry Alex Edler
how about the performance of Alex Edler tonight?! The presence of the veteran for troy?
Alex Edler looks like he's lost 2 steps in this game.
Joe Labate gives the a 3-2 lead off a pretty pass from Alex Edler. Less than five to go in the second.
Ok, that's enough!. This year Alex Edler pays for all those years of sketchy hits; you know, where he hits a player from behind.
I bought a couple new packs of NHL trading cards. I got Alex Edler and Radim Vrbata!
Nine skaters and two goalies this morning at skate. . Alex Edler skated pre-practice.
I think the thrid pair would be the slightly younger versions on Kevin Bieksa & Alex Edler for their defensive ability. (Y)
[Yahoo Sports: Puck Daddy] Alex Edler and Brandon Sutter leave Canucks trip after injuries
The adventures of Alex Edler's decision making
Gr8 to c Dan Hamhuis in the building. Glad he's healing; best looking (after Alex Edler)
Has everyone agreed yet that Alex Edler is a bust.?
Five minutes in, 0-0 score, shots are 4-1 Panthers. killed off an early Alex Edler penalty to open the game.
Alex Edler and Daniel Sedin score as the Canucks edge the Rangers 2-1 in Vancouver.
Alex Edler is a beast! Is this the season he finally plays to his full potential?! He's one of my favourite Canucks :S
Pretty sure I just saw Alex Edler at Metrotown
Injury to Canucks' Alex Edler creates 'opportunity' for others - Vancouver Sun
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Anze Kopitar got 600th NHL point on the goal after winning a faceoff. Gaborik beat Eddie Lack to glove side, using Alex Edler as a screen.
Canucks I would trade at deadline: Kevin Bieksa, Alex Edler, Chris Higgins
Hard to choose just one. This is my short list: Eddie Lack, Alex Edler, Chris Higgy, Dan Hamhuis
Alex Edler has the slowest shot release in NHL history
Alex Edler and Luca Sbisa have become the same person.
Does Alex Edler realize he can't shoot THROUGH the defenseman...?
Alex from target, Daiquan from staples. Forget them, how about Cory from United? 😏
Alex Edler and Chris Bonino scored second-period goals and Ryan Miller preserved the lead through the final...
A laser from Alex Edler. You'll have to slow this one down a few times. Goal replay -
counter with two quick goals in the middle frame. Alex Edler on the powerplay and Nick Bonino gives them the lead.
BREAKING NEWS: Alex Edler just surpassed Luca Sbisa for the team lead in scoring from the D..
Alex Edler continuing to play great in both ends of the rink. As his number one doubter, I will gladly eat crow. He looks great.
Alex Edler ties it up for the Canucks on the PP and makes this game 2-2 with the with 6:14 TG in the 2nd period.
Alex Edler, assisted by the Sedin twins!
"Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you.” - Alex Edler
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A special shoutout goes to the priest who Baptized Alex Edler in the Off Season!!
That's the Alex Edler we miss and need!
I liked it better when Alex Edler sucked moose ***
Alex Edler blasts one home on the powerplay to pull the into a 2-2 tie with the
Alex Edler Scoresss and ties it at 2-2
I just had someone try and trade me Alex Edler for Johnny Boychuk in my fantasy league.
I’m not saying this, but if was into indie music, she would go to iceland airwaves. Every other singer looks like Alex Edler
and even better with Alex Edler IN them ;)
Did I just hear Alex Edler and flawless in the same sentence there?
Alex Edler is playing acceptable hockey.
and Oilers are square at 2-2 after 2. Shots are 21-21; Alex Edler leads the charge with three shots.
The revival of Alex Edler. Some heady company, in driving play, data via
Catching up on a couple of recent efforts. Here's one on the enigma wrapped in a question mark which is Alex Edler.
A New Season For Alex Edler: from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, This off-season, rebuilding Edler’s…
Dougie Hamilton looks like he might be a player. That's gotta burn Leafs fans, until the Bruins trade him for like Alex Edler.
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Who needs Alex from target when you have Edler fr Lourdes
Alex Edler is the lone goal scorer between and through 20 minutes. and it just snuck in.
that's a great tradition! Were you here for Sami Salo's rocket shots before Alex Edler dethroned him?
Crawford also states that Willie Desjardins can help Alex Edler find his game again, especially with Jason Garrison gone to
Obviously bring Markov back. But I'd look at Brian Campbell or Alex Edler, just off the top of my head.
should get: D, Alex Edler/ F, Jason Spezza/ C, Evander Kane and a decent backup!!!
Just looked at the game boxscore for today. *** Burrows 3 pts?. Is it 2012 again?. Also, congrats Alex Edler on making it to -30
The Canucks had a trade in place with the Boston Bruins regarding Alex Edler on the deadline, but pulled out in attempt to make playoffs.
Daily News reported the have also asked about acquiring Alex Edler as part of a larger trade, "though that combined price is steep."
I want the Flyers to make a deal for Ryan Kesler, Alex Edler, and Chris Higgins mostly so I can get a Higgins jersey
So tonight in Boston... NO Mike Santorelli, Kevin Bieksa, Dan Hamhuis, Chris Higgins, Brad Richardson, Chris Tanev, Yannik Weber, Andrew Alberts (ALL OUT) As well as Henrik Sedin, Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows, Alex Edler, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Stanton ALL playing HURT. This is just getting ridiculous and this olympic break couldn't come at any better time, we are in dire need to rest these injuries
The Vancouver Canucks have reassigned Frankie Corrado to the Utica Comets, which opens up a spot for Alex Edler to return to the lineup. The boys are back in Los Angeles to take on the Kings tonight, looking to avenge the loss from last week. -BN
Nux-Blues preview: Still no Alex Burrows or Alex Edler; Dale Weise back in; David Booth still out.
Canucks coach John Tortorella on Alex Edler: ”He’s still a ways away. I can’t even say day to day.
Calgary sends Alex Edler,Dave Bolland,Curtis Glencross and Evgeni Nabokov to Florida for Zach Parise, Brooks Orpik and Jeremy Smith.
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Alex Edler, Brendan Gaunce, two 1st round picks and a 2nd for Shea Weber?
The Canucks have now put Keith Ballard on waivers again. This time, if he is not claimed, his contract will be bought out. That, according to TSN's Darren Dreger, means Alex Edler is no longer being shopped.
News & Rumors. Isles are interested in Danny Briere. Habs have contacted the Canucks about Alex Edler , The Blues about David Perron and the Ducks about Bobby Ryan. Sens are having contract talks with Colin Greening. The Wild are putting F Decin Sethogucci on the block , they could buy out Tom Gilbert, He has a 4m cap hit and one year left. The Canucks will buy out Keith Ballard if he isn't claimed of waivers. David Clarkson will test free Agency. Still slight chances that he stays in New Jersey. Ray Emery and the Hawks are close to a new deal.. Tyler Bozak is looking for 5m+ / year over 8 years ... Leafs will let him hit F/A. Lecavalier/Ribeiro could be possible replacements. -MTS
Alex Edler is still a Vancouver Canuck. All the team did was listen...but nothing was good enough.
Darren Dreger 1m Canucks are still listening to interest on Alex Edler. Edler's no-trade kicks in July 1. Time is running out.
Whatever team trades for Alex Edler is my hero. I like that guy way too much for a Vancouver Canuck
Since Justin left, Flyers have been in a need of similar player. Just bring Kim Johnson v2.0 aka Alex Edler.
Alex Edler is looking absolutely Corey Potterish tonight.
defenceman Alex Edler chats with about his team's hot play as of late | VIDEO >
Wish Bob Cole could call every game, fox sports and hockey mix as well as Alex Edler and power play goals
"Canucks blue-liner Alex Edler is a bit shy about his personal life, but not about his love of barbecue"
should consider picking up Sergei Gonchar, Alex Edler, or possibly even Ryan Whitney. Defense is much needed!
I'd rather have Keith Ballard on my team than Alex Edler. Why doesn't coach V put Ballard on the pp?
My sources tell me that Alex Edler services are being "actively shopped" around
if we're criticizing Ballard, we should have already crucified Alex Edler.
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what sort of Top 10 list should Alex Edler really be on? 'Slowest Shot Releases'? 'Unchanged Facial Expressions'?
Alex Edler, killing some time while serving his suspension.
vs. P.A. Parenteau has 1-1-2 in two starts against Vancouver this year. Alex Edler has 1-4-5 in 12 starts this month.
Mike Smith on IR. Upper body injury. Thank you Alex Edler!
I hope the last 3 games has shown fans how valuable Alex Edler really is. Garrison shooting. Team looks tougher.
"Henrik, which Canuck would make the best Bieber?" "Alex Edler" "Wow no hesitation"
If gameday footage has taught me anything it's that Alex Edler is a beautiful man.
There is a 0% chance that anyone is as Euro as Alex Edler
AV on Alex Edler returning after his suspension: "My opinion, I still don't agree with the suspension. But that's my opinion."
AV confirms Alex Edler in for Cam Barker only lineup change for Nux vs CBJ.
Alex Edler will return tonight after serving his 2 game suspension, Cam Barker to sit
Alex Edler returns after serving two game suspension. Cam Barker will sit tonight. Forward group will be the same as we saw Sunday.
Mike Smith still day-to-day with upper body issue after taking a hit Thursday night from Vancouver's Alex Edler.
Canucks' Alex Edler slapped with two-game suspension by NHL for hit on Coyotes goalie Mike Smith: LOS ANGELES ...
Alex Edler got suspended for hitting Smith when he deliberately got in his way and didnt move nd created no space to get past
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Alex Edler has been suspended 2 games for charging goaltender Mike Smith.
Vancouver's Alex Edler suspended 2 games for his hit on Mike Smith
2. Most asked question of day: How can Alex Edler get 2 games for mowing down Mike Smith when Milan Lucic got zip for takin out Ryan Miller?
New on You Be The Judge: Should Alex Edler receive supplemental discipline for his hit on Mike Smith?
Disciplinary hearing today for VAN's Alex Edler for hitting PHX G Mike Smith last night.
I would trade Alex Edler for a Dana Murzin autographed poster.
Alex Edler leads Van D-men with nine points and 27 blocked shots. Blue-liner Kevin Bieksa has four points in the last four games.
Daniel's goal was assisted by Henrik Sedin and Alex Edler. Sedin to Sedin - how bizarre, how bizarre.
do you know why there was even a NHL lockout? it was so disgusting contracts like Travis Zajac, Alex Edler and Joffrey Lupul just got wouldn't happen anymore. in 8 years, when the new CBA is up, there is a 100% chance of another lockout.
Just went through all the NHL drafts since 2000.. granted every team has stuff like this.. but the devils passed up on john carlson, wayne simmons, milan lucic, David Perron, Jamie Benn, TJ oshie, Steve Downie, James Neal, Paul Stastny, Kris Letang, Jonathan Quick, Keith Yandle, Mike Green, Alex Edler, Mark Streit, Patrice bergeron, Shea Weber, david backes, jimmy howard, Brian Elliott, Dustin Byguglien, Duncan Keith, Dennis Wideman, Derek Roy, Jason Pominville, Patrick Sharp, and Lubomir visnovsky and all of the players they drafted instead have done nothing for us.. i h8 sportz
More NHL-Claude Giroux named captain of the Flyers. Tom Poti stays with the Capitals, attempting to come back after being sidelined with injuries for most of the past two seasons. Kings give contract extensions to GM Dean Lombardi, head coach Darryl Sutter and top executive Luc Robbitaile. Canucks give Alex Edler a six year contract extension. Sabres top draft pick Mikhail Grigorenko makes the team's NHL roster. Panthers sign Alexei Kovalev to a one year deal. Wade Redden joins the Blues after being bought out by the Rangers.
Alex Edler signs for 30 mill over 6 years. Not a huge fan of him. A bit inconsistent and disappears physically. Market price tho
I'd like to congratulate Alex Edler on agreeing to terms on a new multi-year deal. Details to follow.
canucks Alex Edler, Jason Garrison join group skate but still not cleared by Canucks - Vancouver Sun nsPRpElp
Looks like Buble will just be coaching tonight. He'll be alongside Ryan Kesler, Alex Edler, Willie Mitchell and Lions kicker Paul McCallum
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2nd day on the job at Whole Foods and I'm cutting steaks for Alex Edler... who wudda thunk it??
I keep running into Canuck players, today Cory Schneider and last week Daniel Sedin and Alex Edler. Who will it be next week?
Mike Gillis is constantly having talks with Alex Edler and Alex Burrows on new contracts. Gillis hopes to have them both extended by September 15th before the CBA expires.
I for one am thankful the "Shea Weber for Alex Edler & Roberto Luongo & a pony & David Booth's hair and Gillis' giant fish" rumours can stop
lets say we got Alex Edler and Jason Garrison as a D pairing, kinda reminds me of Ohlund and Jovanovski. it's like 2003 again.
I'm nominating Alex Edler for the Conn Smythe trophy as he led the in assists this series.
They're talking about firing the coach already, umm last time i checked a coach can't teach Ryan Kesler how to score a goal, or stop Alex Edler from giving the puck away. And he certainly can't make guys like mason raymond who were DEAD silent suddenly come alive... Vigneault is a good coach and everyone saying he should be fired is just well... I feel sorry for people of your intelligence level. If youre going to place blame on anyone, i would place it on Mike Gillis. The guy who signed luongo to a 12-year deal, handcuffing any chance of trading him. Or decided it would be a good idea to trade Cody Hodgson, one of our only depth scoring threats, for Zack Kassian, who had 1 goal and only a handful of points in like 35 games with us. Bottom line is, Vigneault is a coach of the year winner, and if they do fire him some other team is gonna get a real good coach.
I didn't realize that "Alex Edler" is just a western Canadian way of saying "Kris Letang." Brutal series for *** good defensemen.
While their former teammate Willie Mitchell from Port McNeill sat in the penalty box, the Vancouver Canucks surrendered two shorthanded goals scored by Dustin Brown, the Los Angeles King's tenacious captain, on their way to a 4-2 loss on Friday the 13th. The loss put the Canucks down 2-0 in the best of seven series against the Kings, who finished 8th in the regular season; Vancouver finished 1st. It was Friday the 13th like the movie for the suddenly beleagered Canucks and their fragile sellout house of 17000 fans. The house screamed in terror as Alex Edler, their top defenceman, let Dustin Brown steal the puck at the blue line and race all the way down the ice to deak and score on Roberto Luongo for the first shorthanded goal. The crowd went white--matching the color of the 17000 white towels--with terror when Brown stole the puck a second time, this time from Dan Hamhuis, the most reliable of Canuck defenceman, and scored the second short-handed goal on Luongo at 5:17 of the second period. Two short-han ...
anyone else think Alex Edler looks exactly like Alexander Skarsgaard?
Alex Edler and Jannik Hansen scored for in the 1st, it's 2-0 after 20 minutes. Hansen's goal was a SHG, a beauty.
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