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Sedins eager to stay in Vancouver, even if there’s a rebuild

Aug 27, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT

Henrik Sedin AP

The Sedin brothers are fixtures in Vancouver and they’re hoping they can remain as such into the future.

Henrik Sedin spoke with Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun about how he and his brother, Daniel Sedin, are hoping to sign extensions with the Canucks.

With both players eligible to become unrestricted free agents next summer, it’s on GM Mike Gillis’ “to do” list and Henrik says they’d even be willing to stick around if the team wants to rebuild. From MacIntyre:

“If we’re part of that (rebuilding), we can help,” Henrik said gamely. “We can help younger guys. That’s nothing we shy away from if that happens. But I still believe this team has a few years left where we have a chance to win.

“With the core group we have, we’re going to have another chance here to prove ourselves. But we need young guys to step up. We need Zack (Kassian) to come in and play the way he can — every night. And we need other young guys to come in, too. That’s the way it has to be.”

Hey, no pressure there Zack. Just keep pace with the twins, would you?

The thought of rebuilding in Vancouver seems far-fetched. With the Sedins, Ryan Kesler, Alex Burrows, Alex Edler, Kevin Bieksa, Dan Hamhuis, and Roberto Luongo that’s a lot of talent to go blowing up.

Getting new deals for Henrik and Daniel are, no doubt, important for Gillis and company and you have to believe John Tortorella wouldn’t take the job if they were just going to let them walk. It’s just a matter of time and a lot of money.

  1. Windmiller4 - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Don’t blame them for wanting to stay, it would be difficult to stay together if they were to hit the FA market unless they wanted to take a big pay cut

    • desertfan - Aug 27, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      4 years at $5M per for both.

      A win win!!

    • davebabychreturns - Aug 27, 2013 at 3:49 PM

      Doubtful.

      If the cap ceiling approaches $70m again then every team in the league is working with at least $10m in space right now with teams like Detroit, San Jose, New Jersey and Montreal in the $25m range and the Rangers, Leafs and Sabres near or over $40m in space.

      It’s not even anything to do with the Sedins, there is going to be a crazy amount of cap space floating around this coming offseason, and if it’s anything like the past ones where the cap has shot up any decent NHLer that waits and hits the market is going to cash in big time.

  2. terrier92 - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    The window to win has closed on the Canucks they just don’t see it

    • kaptaanamerica - Aug 27, 2013 at 3:29 PM

      Canucks area still a top team in this league and have a better chance than most to lift the cup.

    • hockeyflow33 - Aug 27, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      It’s not like they have elite goaltending or forwards, right?

  3. bleedingteal4life - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    I didn’t realize they were Conjoined twins. They must be Siamese.

  4. ballistictrajectory - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    It’s all about the fjords.

    • makemulletsmandatory - Aug 31, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      Sweden doesnt have any fjords

  5. blomfeld - Aug 27, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    THAT’S DANIEL PEOPLE … NOT HENRIK !

    Too funny, as here we are 13 years on and people still can’t tell one Sedin from the other … truly unbelievable when you think about it (ie: the above photo features Daniel in a ‘reflective’ pose, not brother Henrik). Now you can’t really blame PHT for this gaffe, as it is indeed ‘challenging’ for the casual observer to tell them apart. What’s positively ‘embarrassing’ however, is the fact that 99% of Canuck Nation couldn’t tell them apart to save their own lives ! … and that includes the likes of Gillis, Gilman and the Aquilini brothers too !

    At any rate, my hope is that the Sedin bothers will have a change of heart and leave Vancouver before it’s too late. A ‘perfect storm’ is about to unleash it’s fury and wrath here which I do not want to see Daniel (above) and Henrik caught up in … same goes for Alex.

    Se till att du lämnar dina vänner, innan det är för sent!

    • kaptaanamerica - Aug 27, 2013 at 3:27 PM

      Blomfeld again proving your foolishness with mindless drivel.

      I await your excuses when the kings fail again to win the division. They weren’t even the best team in the L.A.area last regular season.

      • hockeyflow33 - Aug 27, 2013 at 4:50 PM

        Wait, someone actually reads his posts? I thought we were just supposed to thumb down and move along?

    • davebabychreturns - Aug 27, 2013 at 3:53 PM

      It is actually Henrik.

      But I know you won’t let the facts get in the way of a good story buddy.

      • blomfeld - Aug 28, 2013 at 12:48 AM

        *** just yesterday at a sandwich shop ***

        Babych, Hockey F & Kaptaan: hi asshole … do you make sandwiches here ?

        Clerk # 1: reckon we do …

        Babych, Hockey F & Kaptaan: well ‘hop to it’ asshole … we want three of ‘em right now !

        Clerks # 2: okay … so besides knuckles, what else would you boys care for ?

        Babych, Hockey F & Kaptaan: uh ? … like, what do you mean man ?

        Clerks # 1 and # 2: we mean like ‘this’ you scum ! … KAPOW !! .. KABOOM !! .. KAZAM !!

        executive summary: the LA Kings are going to clean up the Pacific Division faster than the Earps ‘taking care of business’ in the OK Corral ! … and you can take that to the bank ! :)

  6. 2qswing - Aug 27, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    So am I crazy or is he a dead ringer for Jessie Pinkman from Breaking Bad

  7. georgejarkko - Aug 27, 2013 at 2:04 PM

    One year of rebuilding w/Torts should cure them of this desire.

  8. nyrnashty - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    The team has been rebuilding since ’94 and the city has had to rebuild twice!

  9. nightfireop - Aug 28, 2013 at 1:43 AM

    vancouver’s theme song: burn it to the ground – nickelback

    • badintent - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:59 AM

      Have another hockey riot Vancouver. ! Have another Donut and hug a tree before you burn it and throw it in West Georgia Street.The tear gas will go into your $600,000 400 square foot studio condo that Daddy bought you

      • blomfeld - Aug 28, 2013 at 3:12 PM

        you tell ‘em brother ! … :)

      • badintent - Aug 29, 2013 at 5:55 PM

        @blomfield
        I humbly kneel at your throne and thank you for all your videos . God Save the King ! (Elvis )

  10. blackhawks2010 - Aug 28, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Hi everyone, just stopped in for a laugh. Canucks stories are always good for a few chuckles.

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