Sedin twins to remain Canucks

ROB LONGLEY, Sun Media

, Last Updated: 4:40 PM ET

VANCOUVER -- So much for the Sedins coming to Toronto.

Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke will have to look elsewhere for some help now that the Swedish twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin have opted to remain in Vancouver and play for the Canucks.

The big-name forwards were expected to be at the top of the marquee forwards available when NHL free agency was to officially kick off today at noon and the Leafs were planning on making a pitch. But a last-minute trip to Sweden earlier this week by Canucks general manager Mike Gillis has apparently paid off.

The 28-year-olds, who have been with the Canucks their entire career since being drafted No. 2 and No. 3 overall in the 1999 draft have apparently signed five-year deals worth an average of must over $6 million per season.


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