The Vancouver Province’s Jason Botchford thinks that the Vancouver Canucks best bet for a “reboot” is trading Alexander Edler.

This is not going to be easy because Edler in January signed a five-year, $30 million deal, and he took less to stay with the team in order to help it bring other players in. But Botchford says Vancouver’s defense is a strength, and it has a number of young players ready to play bigger roles. Edler could be a nice chip to acquire some forward help to get the team bigger up front. Edler’s no-trade clause doesn’t start until July, so the Canucks have time to gauge the market, which Botchford thinks would include the Philadelphia Flyers and Anaheim Ducks.

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