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from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,
The Canucks are the Sedins’ team. They have the richest contracts, the most influence, the biggest names and the letters “C” and “A” emblazoned on their chests.
Yet, during their most miserably disappointing season in a decade, there weren’t a lot of scathing attacks directed toward the twins as they plummeted from 80-point players to 50-point players, taking the team down with them. It could be the other way around too, depending on your view.
Generally, the fans and the media laid off. Often, their right winger gets more heat than they do. Even when the Sedins kept saying they don’t need to score, people shrugged and said “They’re right.”
This is either a reflection of a sophisticated market where people realized the coach, injuries and bad luck all viciously conspired to work like lightning, striking down their point totals in an anomaly season. And that the underlying statistics show the season wasn’t nearly as catastrophic for the Sedins as it looked.
Or, and I think this is more likely, there is some survivor’s guilt going on.
Updated 3x at 1:47 AM: Sedin has been released from the hospital, and there's a longer video of the incident in the extended text portion of this entry.
Very scary stuff in Vancouver. From @myregularface on Twitter, Daniel Sedin got banged-up in a bad way in the Canucks' regular-season finale against Calgary on Sunday evening (the third period is underway as I file this entry)...
Here's aftermath--thus far:
from Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province,
Are Daniel Sedin’s days as an elite offensive player in the NHL over?
The numbers certainly suggest that, and if you look at his age (33), the state of the supporting cast around him and the increased minutes a new coaching regime is asking him to play, a reversal of form will be a tall order.
With the Canucks desperate for scoring this month, Sedin has been unable to deliver. He’s in a 13-game goal-scoring drought — his longest since the 2007-08 season — and has been able to contribute just five assists in that span.
Though they had an excellent December, the Canucks are 4-6-3 in the same 13 games that constitute Sedin’s goal drought.
Yes, Sedin leads the Canucks in scoring at 40 points — tied with currently injured brother Henrik — but it is a group that is ranked 22nd in NHL scoring. If Daniel is able to reverse the troubling trend, a good time to start would be on Wednesday night when the Blackhawks — who lead the NHL in offence — visit Rogers Arena.
Hey, at least the ref had the last name right.
Via Pro Hockey Talk's James O'Brien, we're starting to see this on a regular basis, and this time it's Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin who takes a high stick and offers evidence to the referee in toothy form:
I know that mouthguards (or "mouthgards," depending on how one spells the word [see also: doughnut vs. donut]) only provide limited protection--to the point that players who are high-sticked or take pucks to the mouth with sufficient force occasionally reveal a mouthguards full of broken real and/or fake teeth--but some protection is better than none.
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin to four-year contracts through the end of the 2017-18 season.
“Daniel and Henrik are exemplary leaders, teammates and humanitarians and we’re very pleased to have them as part of our team for the long-term,” said Gillis. “Few players in the history of this club have had more significant roles in contributing to the success of this team and to our community and we look forward to many more years with their positive influence leading the way.”
via Elliot Pap of the Vancouver Sun,
Canuck GM Mike Gillis made his weekly appearance on the team’s flagship radio station Team 1040 Wednesday morning and said term is not the issue in the stalled contract talks with the Sedin twins. Daniel and Henrik are playing on expiring contracts and stand to become unrestricted free agents July 1.
“No,” Gillis replied when asked if contract length was the key to a deal. “The process has been very respectful from both sides. We’re trying to figure out what the cap is going to be next year and the upcoming years and really that’s the key. Those guys have been fantastic people, No. 1, for this organization. They’ve been great players and it’s really a function of how you allocate money in a cap system and we’re just trying to ensure we do the right thing for the entire organization and for Daniel and Henrik.”
Asked if the talks might again go down to the July 1 deadline, as they did last time, Gillis said: “Right now, I can’t say but I don’t foresee that happening again. You never know but I don’t see it happening again.”
Contract negotiations between Henrik and Daniel Sedin and the Vancouver Canucks are set to begin on Thursday.
TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger says that the Sedin's agent, J.P. Barry, will meet with Canucks management and that as of yet, no offer has been made on an extension.
The brothers are each due to earn $6.1 million this year in the final season of their five-year, $30.5 million contracts. Both are eligible to become unrestricted free agents next summer unless they are signed to new deals.
Henrik Sedin had 11 goals and 34 assists in 48 games for the Canucks last season. Daniel Sedin had 12 goals and 28 assists in 47 games.
The twins turn 33 on September 26.
I've read a few quotes from the Sedin brothers today and they hope this would be their final contract, so they may be looking for anything between 5-7 years.
from David Ember of the Globe and Mail,
This is the last season of the five-year, $30.5-million (U.S.) deals that pay the Sedins $6.1-million each annually. While the players have previously expressed a desire to remain in Vancouver, and have said getting a deal done before the 2013-14 season starts would be good, the talks could be complicated. The last time the two sides bargained, it went down to the last moment before free agency.
Given the complexity, it’s possible a deal is not clinched in the next month – and then the question of the brothers’ future lingers around the club, not unlike the pulsing question of goaltending that coloured all of last season.
“There’s a lot of things that need to be discussed,” Henrik Sedin said after practice. “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.”
On wanting to stay, he said: “Of course.” But added: “If they want us here, I’m sure they’re going to show that.”
from Katie Strang of ESPN,
STRANG: What can you say about the way your team has been playing?
SEDIN: I think we're playing well as a team. We've had a lot of injuries throughout the year and our power play hasn't been working that well, either, but we're just finding ways to win. I think that says a lot about our team. We have a lot of character on our team and our focus is on winning. We're not focused on personal stats or anything like that; it's about winning games.
STRANG: What do you think is most important in terms of gaining momentum heading into the playoffs? Sustaining confidence? Securing home ice?
SEDIN: I think home ice is always important but we're going to have a good chance of getting home ice if we play the right way and focus on doing the little things right. Then, the other things will take care of themselves. That's what we're focused on.
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
In the aftermath of the Vancouver Canucks’ win on Tuesday night, it was gently suggested to Henrik Sedin that it’s not necessarily a good thing he has almost as many goals as his brother.
The Canucks captain thought about this for a moment, nodded his head in the affirmative, then dissected Daniel’s slump as neatly as he dissects the opposition’s defence.
“He needs to play in a very un-Swedish way,” Henrik said.
Do you mean selfishly, his interrogator suggested.
“Exactly. That’s when he’s at his best. You saw after he scored that goal I was open but he faked a shot and went through his legs. It’s great to watch and it builds up the guys around him.
“When you’re a goal scorer and you don’t score goals, it’s tough. You saw after he scored he started to make plays the way he used to.”
Daniel Sedin took part in the Vancouver Canucks’ full practice Wednesday after missing 12 games with an apparent concussion.
Sedin skated on the team’s top line with brother Henrik and David Booth. He also took shifts with the team’s first unit power play with Henrik, Ryan Kesler, Dan Hamhuis and Alex Edler….
After practice, Sedin said he will wait to see how he feels on Wednesday before deciding if he’ll play. He added he’ll focus on the power play and take his chances 5-on-5 because he is in as poor shape as he’s been in the past 5-6 years.
a bit more on the Canucks…
from David Ebner of the Globe and Mail,
The Vancouver Canucks fly south Saturday afternoon to Los Angeles, reeling and down two games to none to the Los Angeles Kings - and Daniel Sedin will not be along for the ride to help the purportedly best team in hockey salvage an unfurling disaster.
The concussed Sedin, who seemed nearly ready to play last Monday, now could miss the entire Kings series….
Asked whether he will join the team later, Vigneault said, of concussions in general: “There’s no timeline on these injuries.”
Then, prodding further, Vigneault was asked to compare Sedin’s health on Saturday with last Monday and Tuesday, when he skated with vigour.
“How would you compare the sun today to the sun a couple days ago - how am I supposed to answer that question?” said Vigneault. “Nothing’s changed, guys, I can’t tell you anything.”
from the CP at TSN,
Daniel Sedin was a no-show at the Vancouver Canucks practice Tuesday morning.
Sedin, out with a concussion since March 21, was expected to take part in his second practice before Wednesday’s first-round playoff series opener against the Los Angeles Kings.
from David Ebner of the Globe and Mail,
Team management had previously - on the record, and quietly - suggested the younger of the Sedin twins would be ready for the playoffs - and indeed he appears to be, skating Monday morning with his regular blue helmet, which means he is cleared for contact and pretty much good to go.
Ahead of practice, Sedin was out only for about 10 minutes, but skated hard, and practised one-timers (along with slumping David Booth, Mason Raymond, and also-in-concussion-recovery Keith Ballard).
The Canucks will need all the firepower they can get against the Los Angeles Kings, the two teams starting the playoffs with Game 1 in Vancouver on Wednesday. Jonathan Quick, a likely Vezina candidate for L.A., let in less than two goals a game in four contests versus the Canucks during the regular season (the same stingy netminding delivered by Roberto Luongo against the limp Kings’ O).
Vancouver Canucks winger Daniel Sedin has been skating on his own for the past few days and is doing well as he attempts to recover from a concussion.
According to a team source, the star forward will be “fine for next week.”
Daniel was injured March 21 when he took an elbow in the head from Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith. The NHL suspended Keith five games for the infraction.
Daniel sits second in team scoring with 30 goals and 37 assists in 72 games played.
from Monte Stewart of the CP at Yahoo,
Henrik said his sibling is making progress every day while keeping a positive attitude.
“He was down for the first few days,” said Henrik. “He’s always a happy guy, a positive guy. But when you talked to him, you could tell that something was wrong. But in the past couple days, he’s getting better ... So we’ll see what happens in the next couple days.”
Daniel sits second in team scoring with 30 goals and 37 assists in 72 games played. The Canucks have said little on his condition since he was sidelined, though Henrik indicated Daniel has been working out.
“This is the part where he’s a little anxious (to see) if things are going the right way and when he’s exercising if it’s going to be positive or headaches are going to come back,” said Henrik.
Henrik was non-committal on whether Daniel could return in time for the playoffs, but expressed optimism for a post-season return.
“We’ve got a week or a week and a half before the playoffs start. So there’s still time.”
more on the Canucks…
Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin will not play tonight against the Dallas Stars after leaving last night’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks early with a head injury.
The Canucks are flying Sedin back to Vancouver today so that the forward can see a specialists and get treatment.
There’s been no firm diagnosis of Sedin from the Canucks yet, and it could be a while before there is one since it’s not uncommon for it take 48 to 72 hours after being hit in the head for potential onset of symptoms.
In the meantime, given the value of the player to the Canucks, they are erring on the side of caution. He can see a neurological specialists in Vancouver but also get soft tissue (ART) and chiropractic treatment which is essential for any potential concussion to separate brain trauma symptoms from skeletal or soft tissue related symptoms. That procedure was part of Penguins centre Sidney Crosby’s concussion treatment.
read on for more on Sedin and possible action against Keith…
Keith received two for elbowing.
added 9:05pm, Sedin has not returned to the lineup, 2nd period underway.
added 9:07pm, He has returned.
added 9:30pm, Aaron Ward with a short analysis of the hit, watch it below…
added 12:04am, 3/22/12, Sedin hit on Keith can be viewed below, the last video is the hit.
via Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
Informed by a Vancouver reporter that he and brother Henrik were second to Kessel in the poll listing the star players who are the easiest to intimidate, Daniel, tongue planted firmly in cheek, replied: “So we weren’t first? That’s good.”
Daniel then proceeded to rant about his dislike for anonymous polls.
“I’ve never been a big fan of them,” he told the Vancouver media. “We had one of them from CBC, too, and I think everyone threw it in the garbage. I think that’s the way to do it.
“If you’re going to say something, at least stand for it and show your face. I’ve been asked to participate in anonymous polls but I would never do it. You can have your opinions but, at least, stand for them.
“That’s my opinion.”
Geez, wasn’t the CBC poll also affiliated with the NHLPA?
from a CBC release today…
Wings’ analyst Larry Murphy had a laugh about the move by Sedin.
We continue our preview of the top players at each position with a look at the left wing. In my auction league with bidding that is taking place all month, I am currently looking for a low-cost left wing option, of which there are plenty. But here are the options that you can reasonably pay top dollar for or feel comfortable drafting with an early-round pick.
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Is Sidney Crosby still the number one pick in fantasy leagues?
Mere hours after my posting suggesting that Crosby should be the first overall pick, Josh Rimer’s tweet about Crosby’s unlikeliness to be in the Penguins’ lineup to start the season was making the rounds.
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from Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun,
In the 2002 playoffs, former Canuck general manager Brian Burke had his fill of Daniel and Henrik Sedin being abused by the Detroit Red Wings and staged a theatrical rant that included his famous line: “Sedin is not Swedish for punch me or headlock me in a scrum.”
Current Canuck GM Mike Gillis resisted the urge to do a “Burkie” on Tuesday when he met with reporters at Rogers Arena on the eve of tonight’s climactic Stanley Cup final Game 7.
The Boston Bruins have been taking liberties with the twins in this series and it was never more evident than in Game 6 on Monday. In one incident, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who is seven inches taller and a listed 75 pounds heavier than Henrik, shoved the Canuck captain to the ice. While Chara did receive two minutes for roughing, Henrik received two minutes for diving, the officials apparently feeling he should have been able to maintain his feet after the contact from his 6-9 opponent.
“My son told me a man was making fun of me and Uncle Danny on TV. I said that can’t be true because that’s what usually happens in kindergarten. That’s what happened. Sometimes grown-ups have low self-esteem and get on guys and say stupid stuff.
“I think he has to be happy with his career. He did a great job on Long Island. I’m sure he is happy with that.”
-Henrik Sedin on Mike Milbury who recently referred to the twins as Thelma & Louise. More from Chris Stevenson at the Toronto Sun.
And where are the Sedin brothers by the way? This is my problem, if you’re the best player in the sport, shouldn’t I be able to see you, be the best player? I haven’t seen these guys do anything yet. I don’t even think they’re the best players on their own team.
-Dan Patrick on the Dan Patrick Radio Show this morning.
Craig Custance at Sporting News interviews Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin today, and elicits a bit of a mixed compliment from one Swede about another:
SN: There’s a possibility that fellow Swede Nicklas Lidstrom could retire this summer. What would that mean to the league to lose somebody like that?
Sedin: It would mean Detroit would be a worse team. He’s such a big part of that team. Looking back last year, he’s still a very effective player. It would be sad to see him retire.
SN: With that in mind, would you be surprised if he did?
Sedin: He’s old. So I wouldn’t be surprised. He still has a lot of years left. If his body is healthy I think he can be very, very good.
The twins did show some signs of life against the Predators, but it’s also past the point where they can be satisfied with a decent effort. This slump has outgrown moral victories. It’s also threatening to debase everything they’ve accomplished in the past two regular seasons.
Maybe that’s a narrow view, but the playoffs are the ultimate proving ground. It’s where reputations are forged and champions are made. It’s the way it’s always been, and right now the twins aren’t measuring up.
It is remarkable, in fact, the Canucks have made it this far with the tiny contributions of their two best forwards. Then again, it also says something about the team’s evolution that they can survive this drought by the Sedins.
-Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province on the Sedin twins. More from Willes on this topic.
from Gary Mason of the Globe and Mail,
They were irrelevant in Vancouver’s 1-0 series-opening win against the Nashville Predators. And in Saturday night’s 2-1 overtime loss, the back-to-back winners of the Art Ross trophy only seemed to be noticeable after regulation.
But neither Daniel nor Henrik, who has yet to score in these playoffs, could beat Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne. The Sedins have three points between them in the last six games. Even more uncharacteristically, collectively they are minus 13.
“We’ve been through this a lot and we know we have to score more,” Daniel told reporters following the OT loss Saturday night. “We need to get more shots and grind it out. This is the way they [Nashville] play.”
If so, Drew Doughty on Daniel Sedin last night.
We’ve said it several times this season – that the Southleast is no more. With 308 combined points in the standings, Tampa Bay, Washington, Carolina, Atlanta and Florida comprise the Eastern Conference’s top division by that standard. Only the Pacific Division (321 points) has had more success as a group this season in the entire league. There’s even a fighting chance that four Southeast Division clubs could make the playoffs.
Suffice it to say, anyone still knocking the hockey played down here in this corner of the continent can be officially discredited. Clearly, anyone in that category hasn’t been paying attention this season.
Beyond team accolades, when the book is closed on the 2010-11 season, the Southeast Division has a legitimate chance for representation in almost every major year-end individual award. Some have sturdier ground to stand on than others in that respect but several individuals from Southeast clubs look to at least be in the conversation for some hardware in Vegas in late June.
Since premature awards speculation has started to heat up at a few other media outlets – always fun to keep tabs on ESPN’s Trophy Tracker but no Tampa Bay love in the Adams race, really? – here’s a list of potential trophy candidates from the Southeast Division, in no particular order.
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via Eric Stephens of the OC Register,
McElhinney suffered a cut on his forehead and flew with the team home to Anaheim. But Carlyle was incensed that the whistle wasn’t blown when his goalie, who was bleeding profusely, went to the ice.
“What’s the call when a goalie gets hit in the mask with a slapshot?” Carlyle asked aloud. “If it’s happening to the Canucks, what would you be saying? You’d be saying they should have blown the whistle.”
This morning’s three cheers for those that shined in yesterday’s action:
***Cheers to Anaheim’s Corey Perry, who broke a 2-2 tie late in the third with his third goal of the season to lead the Ducks to a win over Phoenix. Perry also managed an assist in the game and was a plus-3 for Anaheim, who got 36 saves from goaltender Jonas Hiller in victory. Speaking of…
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from Jason Botchford of The White Towel at the Vancouver Province,
Henrik Sedin called it one of the worst calls he’s ever seen, and when a Sedin feels the need to speak out, you tend to listen. “It was a very, extremely bad call,” he added.
To make it, National Hockey League vice-president Mike Murphy seemed to alter the rulebook and when that happens you can’t help but take notice.
HNIC had Mike Murphy on after the game to discuss the no-goal call.
Daniel Sedin between the legs.
from Cassie Campbell of CBC,
Will Daniel and Henrik Sedin ever receive the respect they deserve? They have been called the Sedin sisters on occasion and I’m sure a few other ‘nicknames’ too, but let’s face it, they are both true superstars in the NHL.
Like Steve Yzerman, who was so often criticized as a player and leader until he won the Stanley Cup, the Sedin twins will probably feel the same wrath until they and their Vancouver Canucks bring home Lord Stanley.
At 29, they are still in their prime and based on their statistics this year, even though both players have played a shortened season due to injury, they have to be put into that elite category of players in the league.
Daniel Sedin with a lob shot.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
There’s certainly an element of satisfaction in quieting critics who say the Sedins can’t stand alone.
“I think so,” said Daniel. “We can’t do much about those kinds of things [what other people think], but it is good to know. For him to see he could play that kind of hockey, I think it was huge, and for myself, too.”
Henrik has also changed his game. Henrik has always been the passer, Daniel the shooter. But Henrik potted 10 goals while Daniel was out. Who knew?
“I don’t know if he shot the puck more, but he was finding the scoring areas,” Daniel said. “He really took it upon himself to do things out there and it was great to watch for myself. And for his confidence, it really helped. Once I was back, he just kept doing the same things. I think he got better as a hockey player.”...
“For a coach, you talk about low maintenance or no maintenance at all, he just goes out and does his job, prepares well,” Vigneault said of Henrik. “And he’s a real team guy. His focus is always on what the team needs.”
That’s what a leader does.
from Ryan Dixon of The Hockey News,
To some degree, points have stopped being the point of reference when evaluating the play of Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
A player’s contribution to the scoresheet is always going to be a factor when evaluating his play, but the twins have passed the threshold where their worth is constantly assessed by clicking on their stats.
That said, these guys are tearing it up right now.
Henrik, in particular, is having a heroic season. He’s on pace for 34 goals and 104 points, totals that would obliterate his previous career highs of 22 and 82.
from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,
(Daniel) Sedin and his brother Henrik are both pleased to see what’s happening back home in Ornskoldsvik, where their hometown Swedish Elite League team, MoDo, has been revitalized by the addition of Peter Forsberg and the impending return of former Canuck captain Markus Naslund.
“They are struggling right now,” Daniel said of MoDo. “There are not a lot of people in the stands and financially they are not doing that good. This is going to help them a lot. They are pretty much sold out tonight (Thursday night).”
That sell-out crowd went home happy after Forsberg scored two goals and set up another in MoDo’s 4-0 win over Lulea. That’s two wins and six points in two games for Forsberg since he joined the team.
Both Daniel and Henrik acknowledged this week that they think about doing what Forsberg and Naslund are and return to play there in the twilight of their careers.
friom Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal via the Vancouver Sun,
In Alain Vigneault’s eyes, there is only one positive to Daniel Sedin being on the shelf with a broken foot.
“Now, when I see (the twin) Hank in this environment I know it’s him, and when I see Danny on crutches, well, I know who he is … first time since I’ve been here (four years) that I can say that,” chuckled the Vancouver Canucks’ head coach, who makes no bones about the fact he still can’t tell Daniel from Henrik, unless they’ve got numbers on their jerseys.
“Any time I crossed one of them I’d always say ‘How’s it going, Danny?’ I had a 50-50 chance. They would say yes or no. On the ice, when I’m looking at them (in practice), I’ve always said ‘which one are you?’ They’ll turn around to show me a number,” said Vigneault.
Vancouver Canucks’ winger Daniel Sedin has suffered a broken left foot and will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks.
Sedin was hit on the foot with a shot in Wednesday’s 7-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
He has been fitted with a cast and is using crutches to get around.
via Jason Botchford of the White Towel at the Vancouver Province,
Daniel Sedin missed practice Friday because of a deep bruise on his heel. The bruising and swelling mean he’s not yet been able to get an MRI.
It’s premature to speculate whether there is a break or not. For that, the Canucks will have to wait until tomorrow or possibly Sunday. But a bone bruise is a sign the bone has been injured sufficiently to have inflammation within the bone itself. Some bone bruises may not require any treatment.
from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,
As they enter their, yikes, ninth season with the Canucks, Daniel and Henrik also appear to be entering the third phase of their careers. Their first, from their rookie campaign in 2000-01 to the lockout, were characterized by high hopes followed by middling production and a certain dissatisfaction with their level of play. In their second, which started in the post-lockout year and ended in 2008-09, the twins established themselves as under-rated, under-valued NHL frontliners who produced at a point-a-game clip.
Now, the question becomes, can they take the next step? Can they move into that rarefied place occupied by the NHL’s elite and which is reflected in their new deals. They took their first steps towards that club last year but to gain full membership they’re going to have to improve from the point-a-game pace to somewhere in the 90- to 100-point range.
After being drafted together in 1999, and playing their entire careers on the same club, the Sedin brothers Daniel and Henrik will continue that trend now in Vancouver.
The brothers have signed a pair of five-year contacts, averaging $6.1 million a season.
A few people are reporting the Sedin’s have agreed to a contract with Vancouver.
Nope, not true and if you go back to those sites, they may have been deleted or changed, either way, they were wrong to begin with.
The fate of Daniel and Henrik Sedin in Vancouver took another turn on Tuesday as Canucks general manager Mike Gillis has left the twins’ home country of Sweden after speaking to the twins in person.
Sources tell TSN that the brothers are with their agents JP Barry and Claes Elefalk in Stockholm, Sweden discussing the team’s offer to extend the twins’ contracts.
The two sides, Sedins included, met with Gillis for two hours. Gillis presented his team’s offer before flying back to Vancouver.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Imagine the surprise of J.P. Barry, the agent for the Sedin twins, when he hopped on a plane headed to Stockholm on Sunday evening and saw none other than Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis on the same flight.
Surprise because the agent figured talks were likely dead after a weekend meeting in Montreal that didn’t produce anything. Barry arrived in Stockholm on Monday to prepare his star clients for free agency.
“We met at the draft with [Gillis], there was no counter-proposal and we basically wished each other good luck,” Barry told ESPN.com on Monday from Sweden. “It was like, ‘Call me if you want to.’”...
n Stockholm, Barry and CAA Sports Stockholm-based agent Claes Elefalk were set to meet with the twins later Monday.
“We’ll discuss the state of our negotiations and also our preparation for free agency at the same time,” Barry said.
from Darren Dreger of TSN,
The Sedin’s agent, JP Barry, will spend the next few days in Sweden preparing the 28-year old twins for their next step, unrestricted free agency.
Barry says there has been no progress in contract discussions, including a meeting this week in Montreal with Canucks gm Mike Gillis that failed to encourage a counter offer to keep the Sedin’s in Vancouver.
On the open market, the Sedin’s will command upwards of $7 million and will draw interest from a number of teams, including Toronto, Montreal, Minnesota and Los Angeles.