Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/30/13
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Roberto Luongo faces an uncertain future with the Vancouver Canucks but Henrik and Daniel Sedin hope to stick around for a while. The twins are eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer but Henrik recently told the Vancouver Sun's Iain MacIntyre they've started contract extension talks with hopes of re-signing before the regular season opens. Considering the Sedins remain among the league's elite players plus the expensive contracts signed by lesser players this summer MacIntyre doubts the twins (who each earn an average annual salary of $6.1 million) will accept a pay cut. Time however will be a factor. The twins turn 33 in September and since they had their career-high seasons (Henrik's 112-point season in 2009-10 Daniel's 104-point performance in '10-11) their combined production has slowly declined. MacIntyre believes if the duo departs via free agency next summer the Canucks will be forced to stage a significant rebuild. The Sedins' critics might embrace that idea but there's no one in the Canucks system or next summer's free agent market who can replace the two. Even if they're traded this season the Canucks won't get equal value in return. A rebuild for the Canucks appears inevitable but management could prefer a gradual one to a major overhaul. To remain competitive during that process they'll need the Sedins.
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