Signing the Sedins: Double Trouble For Vancouver

austin murphyCorrespondent IJune 18, 2009

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 11:  Henrik Sedin #33 of the Vancouver Canucks has a word with teammate and brother Daniel Sedin #22 during a break in NHL game action against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on March 11, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Canucks 4-3 in overtime.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

The Vancouver Canucks will have some pocket-digging to do if they want to keep their two prized players Daniel and Henrik Sedin. Reports out of Vancouver say that the twins both want identical contracts: 12-years at $63 million.

This contract is similar to their fellow countryman Henrik Zetterberg who won the Conn Smythe and Stanley Cup last year. The twins are at the same skill level I mean as him (Zetterberg), but have a little more leadership because they were the ones the young ones looked up to and followed (Alex Burrows who played on there line).

They both led their team (Vancouver) with 82 points and 10 points in the Canucks' playoff run this past season, which ended with disappointment.

Honestly, I thought they would make the Final, but lost to a less-experienced but rising team: the Chicago Blackhawks. They were the first to sweep a team in the playoffs (St.Louis Blues).

Well this sure will be a tough task for the GM of Vancouver, Mike Gillis, to get done. I honestly don't think it will get done unless they come to an agreement with the Sedins. You're going to have to get something done with both of them because you are definitely not getting one and without the other!