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Not Much News on Linden

05/23/2008 at 8:54pm EDT

From Jim Jamieson at The Province via Faceoff.com:

Never one to enjoy talking about himself, Trevor Linden declined comment on his playing future or the contract extension given to Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault.“I don’t really have any comment on anything at this point,” said Linden on Thursday. “I’m just going through the process of determining where I’m at.”

Linden, 38, has been expected to retire. He has been mulling his future since the end of the season in April.

It seems unlikely that Linden would be back with the Canucks with Vigneault behind the bench and new GM Mike Gillis promising change.

Not exactly news, but a worthy of an update to Canucks fans, nonetheless. The bigger question (than whether he’s going to play next season) is simply “What next?” Does Gillis offer him an executive position? Does Linden want one?

In the meanwhile, the NHL is honoring both Linden and Vincent Lecavalier with the NHL Foundation Player Award for their respective charitable contributions to their communities. The NHL will present $25,000 to Canucks Place in his honor.

Finally, listening to NHL Live via the NHL Network Online earlier today, Jeremy Roenick was making a number of complimentary remarks about Linden.

Not that that has anything to do with anything… just thought I’d pass it along. :)

Update 4:48pm PT: More on Linden today from Gordon McIntyre at the The Province.

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