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Sedins have first discussion with Canucks about extensions

Sep 8, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin AP

Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin could be free agents next summer, but the Vancouver Canucks would like to avoid seeing that happen.

TSN’s Darren Dreger reports  the twins met with Canucks management on Friday. While neither side exchanged offers, Dreger reports the discussion was good and that’s a great sign for Canucks fans.

The Sedins have been Vancouver’s one-two punch offensively for the past 12 seasons and the thought of seeing them pack up and head elsewhere should be enough to scare GM Mike Gillis into making matching deals for the two of them.

The pair are coming to the end of matching five-year, $30.5 million deals and the main question Gillis will have to get answered is just how much to pay the both of them to, presumably, keep them Canucks for life. That doesn’t exactly put him in an enviable position even with the salary cap expected to jump next summer.

  1. martysbetter - Sep 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    I think the solution lies in the photo accompanying the article – surgically attach two Sedin heads to one body, unparalleled vision on the ice and only one contract to worry about.

  2. millertime1101 - Sep 8, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    they need to become free agents they haven’t won anything yet talk with devils next year

  3. kaptaanamerica - Sep 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Local radio already reported this, that pos Dreger doesn’t know shiite about the Canucks and what goes on there internally. The guy is always regurgitating what others have already said.

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Sep 8, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      Why so serious?

  4. sergeikremlin - Sep 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    “The Sedins have been Vancouver’s one-two punch offensively for the past 12 seasons.”

    Cough, cough…Naslund…Bertuzzi…Morrison.

  5. 13datsyuk13 - Sep 8, 2013 at 11:22 PM

    Alfredsson will come back to Detroit next year and the twins will sign for 1 year to play with him pretty cheap.

  6. blomfeld - Sep 9, 2013 at 12:23 AM

    BREAKING UP IS NEVER EASY …

    Like 13datsyuk above, I also believe that the ‘fine’ Sedin brothers are headed to Detroit City next year, where they’ll make some career-ending ‘music’ together with fellow countryman Daniel Alfredsson. It’s going to be tough for Canuck Nation no doubt, as they along with Luongo are the ‘sole’ reason for their numerous ‘successful’ campaigns this past decade, even though it could be argued that playing in the ‘hospital ward’ known as the Northwest Division didn’t hurt their cause. Nonetheless, the Sedin brothers are pure ‘quality’ and so their departure from Vancouver is now both a necessity and a certainty, as difficult as that may be for some to accept …

  7. kingsforever - Sep 9, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    KaptaanAmerica
    Yeah that’s all National Sports media. They take it from the local guys

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