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[Article] Sedins may sign year-to-year past next season

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surprised not to see this posted already...

While the NHLPA fights for the players’ right to sign a contract longer than five years, Canucks forward Daniel Sedin admits that he and his twin brother, Henrik, may commit one year at a time once their current deal runs out at the end of the 2013-14 season.

“We’re already taking it year by year right now,” Daniel said this week, as per The Province. “We have a year and a half on this current contract and then mentally I think it will be easier if we go year by year after that.

“Mentally, when you get to this age, to be able to perform, you have to be there. I really believe if you sign a long term deal it will be tougher to perform on a nightly basis.”

The Sedins turned 32 in September. In 2011-12, the top eight scorers in the NHL were all under 30.

For Vancouver, the Sedins on year-to-year deals would probably be a good thing. As long as the Canucks are Stanley Cup contenders, the twins will almost certainly want to stay with the organization that drafted them and in the community in which they’ve become so involved. It’s hard to picture a scenario where the amount of annual salary comes between the two sides.

If on the other hand Vancouver falls out of contention, the club may not want to dedicate a significant amount of cap space to a couple of aging stars that, in turn, may wish to pursue their Cup dreams with a team that could actually make those dreams come true.

One thing’s for certain: the Canucks’ current core doesn’t have many seasons left to win the franchise’s first championship.

As it stands, Vancouver doesn’t have a single major contributor under 26 years old – not surprising given the club’s regular-season success that’s negated its ability to stock up on elite prospects at the draft.

In fact, the Canucks haven’t had a draft pick from 1-9 since they selected the Sedins No. 2 and No. 3 in 1999.

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I think this is a good idea, it will keep them playing at there best longer, and they won't want to leave unless some unforeseen disaster happens so it should be a good thing.

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They'll probably sign a 3 year deal minimum if they have a big year next season.

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Shows these guys arent about the money (nor should anyone of assumed before, as they've donated generously, taken discounts, ect.)

So many stars sign those mega deals, in fact demand them or else threaten to leave.

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Sounds like they have already thrown in the towel, mentally speaking. Trade em for picks I say.

“We’re already taking it year by year right now,” Daniel said this week, as per The Province. “We have a year and a half on this current contract and then mentally I think it will be easier if we go year by year after that.

“Mentally, when you get to this age, to be able to perform, you have to be there. I really believe if you sign a long term deal it will be tougher to perform on a nightly basis.”

They are only 32! Weak

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Hmm interesting tactic but I can see why they are doing this.

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Sounds like they have already thrown in the towel, mentally speaking. Trade em for picks I say.

They are only 32! Weak

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Interesting, they're still young IMO. I'm sure, in some senses, that makes Gilis nervous. Not knowing yr after yr if they'll be back, tough way to build a long term plan. Either way, they're my 2 favorite people in hockey, want them wearing Orcas for a long time.

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As long as they keep coming back for another 5+ years I'll be happy.

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Hopefully we can get Kassian, Schroeder, Jensen and Gaunce moving before the Sedins decide to leave, otherwise we'll be in the basement for a while.

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How can someone hate the Sedins. They are the classiest guys I've ever seen besides Sami Salo..

As long as they stay with the Canucks the entire time they are in the NHL, I'm happy....

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Year to year sounds very bad for us... Hope they sign at least a 3 year deal. :shock:

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Interesting. Hope we can win the cup before they retire!

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It works for Selanne. Whatever they wanna do I'm fine with. I just hope they've got another 6 years or so in them. :)

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i cant beleive were already talking about the sedins retireing, it seems just like yesterday i was cheersing the buds over the 5 year 6.1 deal . f*ing windows

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Sounds like they have already thrown in the towel, mentally speaking. Trade em for picks I say.

“We’re already taking it year by year right now,” Daniel said this week, as per The Province. “We have a year and a half on this current contract and then mentally I think it will be easier if we go year by year after that.

“Mentally, when you get to this age, to be able to perform, you have to be there. I really believe if you sign a long term deal it will be tougher to perform on a nightly basis.”

They are only 32! Weak

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I hope they do take it year by year and when they can no longer perform a first line role retire. Return to Sweden as hero's and play for Modo while they can still really tear it up. Mentor a bunch of young swedes that the canucks could then draft :bigblush: . That is what i would do.

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