Friday, November 1, 2013

Vancouver Canucks Ink Sedin Twins for Four More Years

The Vancouver Canucks have inked the Sedin twins through the 2017-2018 season, the club announced in a press conference today.

Reportedly worth $28 million, or $7 million a year, the club has all but ensured that they will have the services of the 33-year-old twins for the remainder of their careers. “As an organization we’re absolutely thrilled to say that we have them on board for the forseeable future,” said Canucks GM Mike Gillis. “They are pillars of our hockey team.”

The twins, who have a combined 482 goals and 1091 assists for 1583 points with Vancouver since 2000, were pretty thrilled to make the deal, citing their ties with the community as one of the major reasons that they took a hometown discount(rumors had them commanding five-year, $40 million deals on the open market if they became free agents at the end of the season).

"People that know us know that money is a small part of the negotiating thing," Henrik Sedin told reporters at a news conference in Vancouver. "We love it here. Our families love it here. ... If you go to become UFA, you may get more money somewhere else, but that was never part of the negotiation."

“I think you all know how we love Vancouver,” added Daniel. “This organization has always treated us with a lot of respect.”