Sedins start silly season

BOB MACKIN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:24 AM ET

A two-for-one deal it is not.

The Los Angeles correspondent of Swedish newspaper Expressen reported Thursday that Daniel and Henrik Sedin both want 12-year, $63 million contracts to stay with the Vancouver Canucks. They'll be unrestricted free agents on July 1.

The Ornskoldsvik, Sweden-born twins had 82 points each in their eighth Canucks' season and were paid $3.575 million each for 2008-2009.

Detroit Red Wing and fellow Swede Henrik Zetterberg signed a 12-year, $72 million deal earlier this year.

The Sedins will turn 29 on Sept. 26. If they were to sign for a dozen years, the deal would be complete in 2021 when they are 41-years-old.

Expressen also reported that Mats Sundin won $10,000 at a Las Vegas poker tournament and donated his winnings to Toronto's Sick Children's Hospital. Sundin was non-committal when asked if he would like to return to Vancouver after pocketing more than $5 million for an unremarkable half-season.


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