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The next week should prove interesting for Vancouver and the Sedin twins.
According to a Sportsnet report JP Barry — the agent representing Daniel and Henrik Sedin — will head to Vancouver to begin contract talks ‘in earnest’ with Vancouver GM Mike Gillis.
That said the Canucks captain stressed there’s no timeline for a decision to be made.
“I’m sure we’re going to talk before training camp and see where we are” Henrik explained. “For us there’s no rush I mean if things can get done we’re more than happy but if not we’re happy to wait.”
The Sedins are headed into the final years of the matching five-year $30.5 million deals signed in 2009. The brothers have each spent all of their 12-year careers in Vancouver becoming two of the best players in team history.
Henrik won the first-ever Hart Trophy in franchise history following the 2009-10 season; a year later Daniel was nominated for league MVP (which went to Anaheim’s Corey Perry.)
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Shortly after John Tortorella gave assurances that Roberto Luongo just wanted to play and had a good mindset for training camp with the Canucks the long-awaited word from Luongo has come down. The drama can end for now.
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Q: There has obviously been lots of talk here about Roberto Luongo and his state of mind. How much have you talked to him this summer and what can you tell us about those conversations...
James Duthie of TSN does a one-on-one interview with Roberto Luongo.
The first part of the interview can be viewed here.
Luongo does say he will attend camp, will honor his contract and wants to re-establish himself as one of the top goaltenders in the league.
Luongo also discusses how he was informed about the trade of Schneider to New Jersey.
The summer of silence is over. Roberto Luongo's first interview since the Schneider trade tonight/tomorrow on Sportscentre (6et) #TSN
— James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) August 23, 2013
Luongo will report to Canucks training camp, and says he is extremely motivated, but remains uncertain about his future in Van.
— James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) August 23...
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A bit of a coincidenceâ¦ I think not.
With Douglas Murray's ink not even dry the Vancouver Canucks extended Chris Tanev for one more season at a reported 1.5 million.
This makes me wonder if all the Murray talk was a smoke-show to try and get Tanev for less.