Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Sedins Re-Sign

The Canucks have announced that the twins, Daniel and Henrik Sedin, have re-signed with the club, less than an hour before hitting the open market as unrestricted free agents. They each received deals that are worth $30.5 million over the next five seasons, making it a cap hit of $6.1 million per season. Originally, the twins were looking for a long-term deal, in the neighbourhood of 12 years for a lesser cap hit, but thought to be front loaded.

In 2009, the twins both played all 82 games, registering 82 points a piece. Daniel finished with 31 goals, while Henrik was the playmaker with 60 assists. This put them 22nd and 23rd in pool rankings, which would make them some top picks in any fantasy pool.

Daniel SedinKevin BieksaRoberto Luongo
Henrik SedinAlex Edler
Ryan KeslerSami Salo
Pavol DemitraWillie Mitchell
Alex Burrows
Steve Bernier
Mason Raymond
Ryan Johnson
Darcy Hordichuk
Rick Rypien

With this new deal for the twins, this puts the Canucks in the books at $48 million against the cap for 15 players for the 2010 season. That's a $3.2 million average for the 15 players and gives them an average of $1.1 million to work with for the remaining 8 players for a 23-man line-up. That certainly isn't great shape, but it isn't the worst shape either.

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