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Old 08-31-2004, 04:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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The Sedin twins, restricted free agents, revealed for the first time this week that their greatest frustration with the Canucks is not the lack of contracts for next season, but their lack of playing time last season, reports the Vancouver Sun.

"It's always about money of course," Daniel told the paper. "But not only about money. We've got to take everything in the big picture. We need more ice time to take the next step."

Henrik was especially outspoken after practicing Sunday with Sweden's World Cup team.

"We've been more productive than what the minutes show and what the money shows," he said.

"The big issue is I think we earned more ice time last season and didn't get it. That's frustrating."

The 23-year-olds want to be paid like second-line players, even if they don't get second-line ice time. They turned down qualifying offers of $1.24 million, which included a mandatory 10-per-cent raise, and reportedly seek salaries of about $1.7 million.

Canuck GM Dave Nonis said he won't pay it because he is committed to the long-standing policy of using the Collective Bargaining Agreement to the team's advantage when dealing with restricted (Group 2) free agents who lack arbitration rights.
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This is what they said months ago. Nothing new. I wonder how they felt about not dressing for the game today.
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They deserved the ice time on a Canucks team, they have a right to be upset. But, if they hold out on a contract, and actually miss games because of it, they go on my list of hated players.
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The Sedin twins, restricted free agents, revealed for the first time this week that their greatest frustration with the Canucks is not the lack of contracts for next season, but their lack of playing time last season, reports the Vancouver Sun.

"It's always about money of course," Daniel told the paper. "But not only about money. We've got to take everything in the big picture. We need more ice time to take the next step."

Henrik was especially outspoken after practicing Sunday with Sweden's World Cup team.

"We've been more productive than what the minutes show and what the money shows," he said.

"The big issue is I think we earned more ice time last season and didn't get it. That's frustrating."

The 23-year-olds want to be paid like second-line players, even if they don't get second-line ice time. They turned down qualifying offers of $1.24 million, which included a mandatory 10-per-cent raise, and reportedly seek salaries of about $1.7 million.

Canuck GM Dave Nonis said he won't pay it because he is committed to the long-standing policy of using the Collective Bargaining Agreement to the team's advantage when dealing with restricted (Group 2) free agents who lack arbitration rights.
Part of the Sedins' rather slow progression is due to Crawford's shaky coaching. These players could be first line stars right now if they had a proper coach. There were too many games last year where they were getting 13 minutes a game. They were putting up the numbers, tying up the puck, controlling the puck, and playing well defensively so what's the problem? They were racking up power play assists this year as well. Maybe rest Bertuzzi a bit more and the Sedins will get more time and as a result their inconsistancies may evaporate.
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i didnt even notice they were not dressed untill you just said. i thought these guys were supposed to crack the swede lineup? i dont think sweden really needs them either. same for nucks as far as im concerened
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i didnt even notice they were not dressed untill you just said. i thought these guys were supposed to crack the swede lineup? i dont think sweden really needs them either. same for nucks as far as im concerened
They aren't in the lineup again today. This will not help them when trying to pry more bucks out of the Canucks. They needed to play and score some goals to improve their position. Nonis must have a friend in the Swedish teams management k:
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i didnt even notice they were not dressed untill you just said. i thought these guys were supposed to crack the swede lineup? i dont think sweden really needs them either. same for nucks as far as im concerened
They aren't in the lineup again today. This will not help them when trying to pry more bucks out of the Canucks. They needed to play and score some goals to improve their position. Nonis must have a friend in the Swedish teams management k:
I dont think whether they're playing in the world cup or not doesn't affect the negotiations for an NHL contract. The stats that they racked up last season are fact.
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i didnt even notice they were not dressed untill you just said. i thought these guys were supposed to crack the swede lineup? i dont think sweden really needs them either. same for nucks as far as im concerened
They aren't in the lineup again today. This will not help them when trying to pry more bucks out of the Canucks. They needed to play and score some goals to improve their position. Nonis must have a friend in the Swedish teams management k:
I dont think whether they're playing in the world cup or not doesn't affect the negotiations for an NHL contract. The stats that they racked up last season are fact.
Maybe, maybe not. If they played and racked up some big numbers it would raise their profile.
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i didnt even notice they were not dressed untill you just said. i thought these guys were supposed to crack the swede lineup? i dont think sweden really needs them either. same for nucks as far as im concerened
They aren't in the lineup again today. This will not help them when trying to pry more bucks out of the Canucks. They needed to play and score some goals to improve their position. Nonis must have a friend in the Swedish teams management k:
I dont think whether they're playing in the world cup or not doesn't affect the negotiations for an NHL contract. The stats that they racked up last season are fact.
Maybe, maybe not. If they played and racked up some big numbers it would raise their profile.
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I'd bump them up a bit in the early season games, see how they do and then go from there.

As for their contracts, give them the raise offered and add in more bonus incentives.
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