Canucks GM Mike Gillis and Assistant GM Laurence Gilman were on the TEAM1040 on Wednesday afternoon with Don Taylor. The interview was wide-ranging and about as candid as could be expected from the two. They covered essentially all of the major issues surrounding the team right now, from the lockout, to Ryan Kesler’s injury status, to Alex Edler’s development, and more.
With the Shea Weber-to-Vancouver pipedream on hold for a year dead, the Canucks now have to shift their attention back in house. Alex Edler, the club’s best defenseman, has one year left on his current contract. The Canucks can extend his contract at any point this summer or throughout the season. Edler is slated to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, and should he hit the open market, the demand would be extraordinary.