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Still no extensions for the Sedins

Oct 1, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT

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With the NHL’s regular season set to kick off in a matter of hours, the Sedin twins still don’t have contract extensions in place with the Canucks.

When asked for an update today in Vancouver, Henrik Sedin had no news on negotiations, which reportedly started a few weeks ago. He and his brother, Daniel, can become unrestricted free agents next summer.

Vancouver doesn’t play its first game until Thursday in San Jose, so there’s still time to get something done before then. And even if that doesn’t happen, according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji, neither side has a problem continuing talks during the season.

The Sedins want to stay in Vancouver, and the Canucks want them back. That’s not the issue. For how much money, and for how many years, are the major unknowns at this point.

There may be other issues, too. Just spitballin’ here: what happens if the Canucks fall way out of contention for the Stanley Cup? Will the twins have full no-trade clauses, or will the club have the freedom to turn them into assets for the future?

“There’s a lot of things that need to be discussed,” Henrik, 33, said recently. “It’s money, it’s terms, it’s years, it’s a lot of different things.”

For apprehensive Canucks fans who may have thought getting the twins re-signed would be a slam dunk, it’s worth noting that their last negotiations with the club went right down to the wire.

Related: Term will be ‘big topic’ in Sedin twins’ contract talks

  1. jcmeyer10 - Oct 1, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Just don’t let your agent tie a portion of your bonus to shots blocked.

    • pugsley927 - Oct 2, 2013 at 6:37 AM

      if they pay them by the dive and for avoiding contact, Thelma and Louise should do quite well.

  2. Mr. Miller - Oct 1, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    What’s the big deal? They’re contracted to play THIS season and tonight starts, well, THIS season. This story makes the situation sound dire and it’s really not…

    • Jason Brough - Oct 1, 2013 at 5:27 PM

      There is absolutely nothing this post does that makes the situation sound “dire.” It even ends with a note saying their last contracts took a while to get done.

      • Mr. Miller - Oct 1, 2013 at 5:50 PM

        Actually, the headline and the first paragraph gave the story a bit of a sensationalistic edge (how’s that phrase instead of “dire”?).

        Multiple use of the word “still” is what gave it/me that impression. (Although by your 4-thumbs up vs. my 3-thumbs down – I can see this’ll be a discussion that I won’t be coming out of too well.)

      • Jason Brough - Oct 1, 2013 at 5:59 PM

        Fair enough about using “still.” But I’d suggest there’s some level of expectation that a deal will get reached when two sides sit down to negotiate one. I mean, they didn’t start talking for nothing. The situation is far from “dire” at this point, but let’s not pretend there’s zero urgency whatsoever. The Canucks want to get this thing done relatively soon.

      • canucks30 - Oct 1, 2013 at 6:12 PM

        You mad Brough?

  3. kicksave1980 - Oct 1, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    I hate the Canucks, but I can only imagine what the Sedins mean to the Vancouver fanbase. Can’t imagine them playing anywhere else, so hopefully they’re able to work out a deal soon. I’m sure they will.

  4. allday420ap - Oct 1, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    wouldnt shock me at all if they both get matching hair extensions

  5. arbruins - Oct 2, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    All day, you stole my thunder. Hair extensions are all they really want.

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