Thursday, November 16, 2006

Edler sent back down to the minors

With the return of Willie Mitchell, Alexander Edler has been sent back to the Moose. Patrick Coulombe is staying put on the Canucks' roster for now. I'm not sure why Vigneault is keeping Coulombe in the big league, except for what I mentioned earlier: that Coulombe mightily impressed Vigneault during preseason.
I thought Edler was playing pretty well with the Canucks in his 4 games, but maybe Edler lacks something....
Either way....here are Edler's stats in his 4 games with the Nucks.

Goals: 0.......Assists: 1.....+/- 0.....Average ice time: 15:04

Coulombe has played 3 games, has 0 points, is a -5, and is averaging 15:56 of icetime.
What do you think? Who would you prefer at this point? Edler or Coulombe?

8 Comments:

At November 16, 2006 at 6:57 a.m. , Anonymous mike said...

I thought Edler played a bit better then Coulombe but I never got a really good feel for either since (1) the TV folks didn't really spotlight them and (2) I was too consumed watching the disaster on offense to really notice what the hell was going on behind them. It's comforting to note Edler is a servicable replacement though should more injuries come down the pike...

 
At November 16, 2006 at 11:26 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I feel the same way, on everything you said actually!
I'm going to watch Coulombe a little closer.

 
At November 16, 2006 at 1:29 p.m. , Blogger John Bollwitt said...

I'm more so surprised that Bullis didn't get sent down and Edler was kept up. As much as Viggy has been on Bullis ass? :p

I really have enjoyed both of them, but maybe Coulombe has impressed me more with his creeping in from the blue line. He has some quickness, and I like to call him Peppi.

 
At November 16, 2006 at 3:24 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Peppi! Why would a forward in Bulis be sent down and a D like Edler stay with the Nucks?
Coulombe does sneak in from the point doesn't he? Crafty little Peppi that he is.

 
At November 16, 2006 at 5:40 p.m. , Blogger John Bollwitt said...

I'm just implying the tough time Bullis is having, more so with his coach being pretty hard on his ass. Nothing logical about it at all. :p

 
At November 16, 2006 at 8:34 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

So if Bulis would be sent down, who would you like to see come up? Rypken? (sp?) I guess a pylon would be better than Bulis right now!
Too bad Jason King didn't stick around....

 
At November 17, 2006 at 9:50 a.m. , Anonymous Mike said...

Vigneault loves Rypien; i'm not that familiar with him, but isn't he very much a Cooke kind of player? Do we really need another one? As fun as it would be for Cooke, Rypien and Burrows to be on one line, a goal scorer of some magnitude would be splendid. How about that Jesse Schultz?! Just kidding, that was mean...

 
At November 18, 2006 at 12:21 a.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Schultz? What about him? Isn't he the next choice?

 

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