According to a report from Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment, the Sedins want to return to the Canucks next season.
HEADLINES: Sedins, Rielly, TOR, OTT meeting, Karlsson, Pageau, Paul Coffey — https://t.co/0KqTpHb4ju
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 21, 2018
Now the pressure is on the Canucks. Do they take the Sedins up on that offer? And if so, for how many years and at how much term? What if the Sedins aren’t willing to take a sizeable hometown discount? What then?
I hadn’t given this a tonne of thought, admittedly, but now that I’ve been forced to, it’s clear that this is perhaps more complex than I originally gave credit.
So, I’ll pass this question on to you, the reader. What would you do with the Sedin twins assuming their interest in re-signing with the Canucks for next season is sincere?
Last week I asked: What if you had your say over the Pacific Division All-Star Team? What would it look like?
There are a few weird picks on the Pacific roster. Martin Jones hasn’t been very good – Mike Smith has been elite, but we need one player from each team, so I’d put John Gibson in Jones’s place, and Brent Burns, who is almost a PPG player on defence, in place of Brandon Montour. Given that the Golden Knights are first in the division and second in the league, I’d probably swap Monahan for Jonathan Marchessault as well giving this lineup:
1. Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
2. Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
3. Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings
4. Brock Boeser, Vancouver Canucks
5. Jonathan Marchessault, Vegas Golden Knights
6. William Karlsson, Vegas Golden Knights
1. Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
2. Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Arizona Coyotes
3. Brent Burns, San Jose Sharks
1. John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks
2. Mike Smith, Calgary Flames