Sedins ink 5 year $30.5 Million Extension

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  1. Matt Reitz says:

    Im one of the poople that think that the Sedins dont get the credit that they deserve. Point per game players dont grow on trees– and in the twins you have a pair of them. $6.1 per is higher than I thought though…. werent the negotiations in the 5.0 to 5.5 range? I guess the 5-year “short term” deal really boosted the yearly salary.

    I wonder who they are looking to replace Ohlund though. Aside from the Neidermayer fantasy, I have no idea who’s on their radar….

  2. Matt says:

    Im one of the poople that think that the Sedins dont get the credit that they deserve. Point per game players dont grow on trees– and in the twins you have a pair of them. $6.1 per is higher than I thought though…. werent the negotiations in the 5.0 to 5.5 range? I guess the 5-year “short term” deal really boosted the yearly salary.

    I wonder who they are looking to replace Ohlund though. Aside from the Neidermayer fantasy, I have no idea who’s on their radar….

  3. I think you’re right Matt. Gillis had to give some extra $$$ in exchange of a shorter term.

    Three things I like about this deal:

    1) $6.1 mil is below market value for players that produce at the rate they do

    2) The contract term takes them through what should be the Sedins’ most productive years (ages 29 to 34)

    3) The Canucks can then re-evaluate them before age 35. Players that sign their contacts before age 35 can retire without penalty to the team’s cap.

    Good deal for both sides.

  4. I think you’re right Matt. Gillis had to give some extra $$$ in exchange of a shorter term.

    Three things I like about this deal:

    1) $6.1 mil is below market value for players that produce at the rate they do

    2) The contract term takes them through what should be the Sedins’ most productive years (ages 29 to 34)

    3) The Canucks can then re-evaluate them before age 35. Players that sign their contacts before age 35 can retire without penalty to the team’s cap.

    Good deal for both sides.

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