‘The most fun I’ve had in a long time’: Daniel Sedin relishing active role in Canucks management

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Along with brother Henrik, the recently hired senior advisers learning about new roles, but also active in decision making in one of the club’s busiest off-seasons ever

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Patrick Johnston

‘We couldn’t be more happy with how, like I said, how they included us in everything and really given us an opportunity to learn,’ Daniel Sedin says of Canucks management. ‘It’s something we’re grateful for.’ Photo by Nick Procaylo /PNG files Article content

If Daniel and Henrik Sedin had been asked ahead of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft the kinds of questions that prospective draft picks get asked today by NHL scouts, they’d never have been picked, Daniel jokingly said Tuesday.

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“Lots of tough questions. And obviously with the language barrier, too, at that time for us it would have been different,” he said in a telephone interview. “But the young guys, they did really well. I’m impressed by how they answered the questions. … It was fun to listen to.”

The former Canucks superstars mostly just listened, but they did ask a few questions as well, Daniel Sedin said.

Learning about how scouts do their jobs — even in the middle of a pandemic — is just one of many things the twins have dived into since they were hired on…

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