Canucks and Beyond
Entries with the tag: j.p. barry
A couple months ago, media and fans got the idea that Canucks GM Mike Gillis was ready to trade Daniel and Henrik Sedin to the first takers. Clearly this didn’t happen but the root of the rumors wasn’t unreasonable. When Gillis was first hired, he was put on the spot about the future of the twins and his response was this:
“I don’t think the group of forwards right now are ready to compete. I don’t know if they [the Sedins] are players the team will be built around moving forward.”
Next week, he’ll finally be meeting them face to face and so today he addressed his earlier comments:
Odds & Ends. (Updated below with the theory of Sundin-to-Colorado)
Agent J.P. Barry does, in fact, talk about more than just Mats Sundin. Yesterday on Team 1040 he commented that Daniel and Henrik Sedin would never, ever move their careers in different directions. There is a zero-percent chance that will ever happen.
Normally I’d think this was simple-stupid-obvious and just ignore the remarks. But since it was J.P. Barry himself who seemed to have started the speculation in the first place when he said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if one or both the Sedins were going to be dealt away by the Canucks this past June, I thought it deserved mentioning.
In today’s Province, this news:
Amid rampant rumours the Canucks are actively shopping the Sedin twins, their agent J. P. Barry said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if one or both were dealt during the NHL draft weekend. Speculation has one or both the twins being traded Friday.
Canucks GM Mike Gillis admitted he has fielded several inquiries from other teams regarding forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin but said he hasn’t seen a legitimate offer. Gillis said the twins are still in his long-term plans.
“We are not actively trying to trade the Sedins in any form,” Gillis said. “A lot of teams have been calling but we are trying to sign them long-term.”
I’m curious about the source of this “speculation.” Something credible or just message board talk?