Canucks' Gillis leaves Sedins with offer on the table

TSN.ca Staff
6/30/2009 2:37:23 PM
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The fate of Daniel and Henrik Sedin in Vancouver took another turn on Tuesday as Canucks general manager Mike Gillis has left the twins' home country of Sweden after speaking to them in person.

The brothers are with their agents JP Barry and Claes Elefalk in Stockholm discussing the team's offer to extend the twins' contracts.

"It's a significant move, but we still have to give it some thought," Barry told TSN's Darren Dreger on Talk 640 radio on Tuesday. "This negotiation has been going on for almost a year. We're going to have to talk about all their options at this stage and we'll take this offer very seriously."

The two sides, Sedins included, met with Gillis for two hours. Gillis presented his team's offer before flying back to Vancouver.

"It was great that they flew over just to meet us," Henrik told Aftonbladet on Tuesday. "We sat down and talked for a while. They wanted to let us know how they feel about the situation. We have to wait and see what happens. We have told them what we want, but we don't agree on all the details."

Barry, Elefalk and the Sedins are now analyzing and considering the offer, but won't comment on either the term or money Vancouver has offered.

If the Sedins decide to test the free agent waters on Wednesday, Barry is confident that there's a marketplace for his clients - even if splitting them up isn't an option.

"It still seems to me that there's a number of teams out there that are missing an entire first line - a number of good teams," he explained. "That hasn't changed so far, I know  there were a couple of possiblities for trades last week that didn't go through, but there are teams out there looking for a couple of Top 10 players. That's out there for them, but they love Vancouver and they want to sit down and talk about this."



Henrik and Daniel Sedin (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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