The Red Wings were unsure about giving up three pieces for Edler, so when the Canucks asked for four pieces, the deal was killed.
A deal to the Detroit Red Wings was considered, and close enough, but was snuffed when the asking price was too rich for Ken Holland.
The Canucks wanted four pieces in return, one of which was a first-round draft pick. But the Wings weren’t even sure about giving up three, so considering four was a non-starter, killing the deal.
Sportnset’s Nick Kypreos said at the time the asking price was three pieces: two roster players and a first round pick for Edler.
Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said after selecting Bo Horvat, ninth overall, that he “wanted to get into the top-10″ to select a player like him.
I wonder if the acquisition of the ninth overall pick for goaltender Cory Schneider quelled any interest to trade Edler. The Canucks didn’t need to move Edler anymore to get the necessary assets to move up in the draft.
With no urgency to move up, the Canucks probably decided they weren’t going to trade Edler unless they got a fourth piece and a deal that they felt was lopsided in their favour.