Vancouver Canucks fans are witnessing a remarkable transition in franchise history this season. Living legends Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin, no longer comprise two-thirds of the team’s top line, as they’ve conceded their big minutes to Bo Horvat, Brock Boeser and Sven Baertschi.
With 12 points apiece through the team’s first 24 games, Henrik and Daniel rank 5th and 6th in team scoring with Boeser, Horvat, Baertschi and off and on linemate Thomas Vanek all ranking higher.
With the twins clearly on the downslope of their career and with their contracts expiring at the end of this season, should the team bring them back for another season? The Canucks icons will be 38 next season and if their offense continues to slip, it’s not like they can provide the team with 3rd or 4th line checking duties. If they’re not putting up offense, they’re not really valuable contributors. Further complicating matters is the emerge of Jake Virtanen as a potential top-six winger. Throw Brandon Sutter, Markus Granlund and Sam Gagner into the mix and things get really interesting.
It’s clear that it’s either Vancouver or bust for the Sedin twins. They’ve publicly stated that they would not accept a trade elsewhere and have no interest in signing elsewhere in the offseason. So… with all of that out in the open, should the Canucks re-sign the Sedins?