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Report: Sedins, Canucks to talk contract tomorrow

Sep 11, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT

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The Sedins want to stay in Vancouver. The Canucks want to keep the Sedins. All that’s left is for a deal to be struck.

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the two sides will get down to negotiating an extension tomorrow. As it currently stands, the twins can become unrestricted free agents next summer.

“Everyone knows we want to be here,” Daniel Sedin, 32, said today. “We’re excited to be here.”

“There’s a lot of things that need to be discussed,” Henrik said last week. “It’s money, it’s terms, it’s years, it’s a lot of different things. So I’m sure it’s not going to happen in one day, but we’ll see what happens.”

A couple of other Sedin-related notes from today’s pre-camp media availability.

— New head coach John Tortorella said winger Zack Kassian would be given ample preseason opportunity in the top six, which would include time on the first line with the twins.

— Tortorella also confirmed the Sedins will be given more defensive responsibility, including penalty killing and, if necessary, blocking shots.

  1. hockey412 - Sep 11, 2013 at 2:22 PM

    Putting bacteria in a dish develops a culture also. That may be a reasonable comparison to Torts in Vancouver, too.

  2. desertfan - Sep 11, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    4 years @ 6,4,3,2 per season per guy

  3. blomfeld - Sep 11, 2013 at 11:10 PM


    Trust me friends, if anyone ever said that to me ‘in person’ then there’d be the devil to pay ! My ‘tepid’ support for the Canucks is at least ‘90%’ owing to these two excellent competitors, with perhaps a ‘dash’ owing to Luongo. The Sedin brothers play the game the way it was ‘meant’ to be played, much like other excellent players such as Quick, Doughty, Carter, Kopitar, Crosby, Martinez, Greene, Mitchell and Malkin. So make no mistake about it, the Canucks will be playing Russian Roulette if they don’t enter tomorrow’s negotiations in the spirit of ‘good faith’ bargaining. I know the Swedish people ‘intimately’ and therefore I can convey to you that their’s is perhaps one of ‘finest’ cultures to be found anywhere in terms of their decency, compassion and integrity. They are a people who ‘do’ what they say and they do it well. But try ‘double-crossing’ them and you’ll soon come to find that ‘hell hath no fury’ like a scorned Viking !

    summary: the Canucks had better lock them up for at least 7.5 mil per … not a penny less !

  4. desertfan - Sep 12, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Not a chance at that #

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