Really good pending UFAs almost never get to test free agency. Holding true to that modern day trend, the Vancouver Canucks did not take any chances with Daniel and Henrik Sedin, signing the brothers to equal value 4-year contracts worth $28 million dollars apiece.
BREAKING: Canucks re-sign Sedin twins to matching four-year, $28 million deals. http://t.co/V4Kt1Xvgr4
— NBC Sports (@NBCSports) November 1, 2013
The Sedins may have left money and term on the table to stay in a favourable situation with the Canucks. The twins are thirty-three years old. The contract extension will take them to thirty-seven.
With an Art Ross each, and a Hart trophy for Henrik, Vancouver’s two stars have accomplished the tops in personal achievement in the NHL. By staying with the only team they’ve ever known they can at least be assured an environment of familiarity. By accepting a pay-cut, Daniel and Henrik make it easier for the franchise to sign other good players and continue toward building a championship winner.
The Sedins are off to a great start this season. They play on arguably the NHL’s best line with former 40 goal scoring centre Ryan Kesler. Henrik’s 18 points tie him for second in the NHL, meanwhile, Daniel is in the top ten with 15 points of his own.