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Henrik Sedin spoke to the media today in Vancouver as the team prepares for its game against the Los Angeles Kings and touched on his future and that of his twin brother Daniel Sedin. TSN 1040 shared the audio from his availability, including answers on when they’ll make a decision about next year:

We want to help the team as we can, but we’ll make the decision when the time comes. 

[The Canucks] want to do what’s best for them, and we want to try to help as much as we can too. If we can give them an answer [by the trade deadline] we’ll give them something, if we’re still undecided or not sure, they’ve told us they’re fine with us telling them when we know.

Henrik and Daniel are each in the last year of their current contracts but have experienced something of a renaissance this season with 32 and 30 points respectively. Those point totals are even with their ice time drastically reduced to give more opportunity for players like Bo Horvat and Brock Boeser, the next wave of Canucks.

If they can still provide value on the ice and are willing to take a pay cut from the matching $7MM cap hits they bring this season, perhaps the Canucks do have reason to bring them back on one last contract. The 37-year-old forwards have played their entire careers in Vancouver, and it would be surprising to see them go anywhere else for the last chapter in their NHL story.

Still, the Canucks have more young prospects on the way and will need room for them up front. The Sedins are still positive power-play options, as Vancouver has sixth best percentage with the man advantage, but could become burdensome if that skill begins to decline.

Whether or not they decide to sign again with the Canucks, this season has been another successful one in some of the most interesting careers the league has ever seen. After being selected in 1999, the twins have a combined 2,068 points and should easily go down as some of the very best players ever to pull on a Vancouver sweater.

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16-17 / EDM / 100
Connor McDavid
15-16 / CHI / 106
Patrick Kane
13-14 / PIT / 104
Sidney Crosby
11-12 / PIT / 109
Evgeni Malkin
10-11 / VAN / 104
Daniel Sedin
09-10 / VAN / 112
Henrik Sedin
09-10 / PIT / 109
Sidney Crosby
09-10 / WAS / 109
Alexander Ovechkin
09-10 / WAS / 101
Nicklas Backstrom
08-09 / PIT / 113
Evgeni Malkin
08-09 / WAS / 110
Alexander Ovechkin
08-09 / PIT / 103
Sidney Crosby
07-08 / WAS / 112
Alexander Ovechkin
07-08 / PIT / 106
Evgeni Malkin
06-07 / PIT / 120
Sidney Crosby
06-07 / SJ / 114
Joe Thornton
06-07 / TB / 108
Vincent Lecavalier
06-07 / OTT / 105
Dany Heatley
06-07 / TB / 102
Martin St. Louis
06-07 / COL / 100
Joe Sakic
06-07 / ATL / 100
Marian Hossa
05-06 / 2TM / 125
Joe Thornton
05-06 / NYR / 123
Jaromir Jagr
05-06 / WAS / 106
Alexander Ovechkin
05-06 / OTT / 103
Daniel Alfredsson
05-06 / OTT / 103
Dany Heatley
05-06 / PIT / 102
Sidney Crosby
05-06 / CAR / 100
Eric Staal
02-03 / COL / 106
Peter Forsberg
02-03 / VAN / 104
Markus Naslund
02-03 / BOS / 101
Joe Thornton
00-01 / PIT / 121
Jaromir Jagr
00-01 / COL / 118
Joe Sakic
98-99 / PIT / 127
Jaromir Jagr
98-99 / ANA / 107
Teemu Selanne
98-99 / ANA / 101
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