"We'll miss them as people and as players," said Canucks president of hockey operations Trevor Linden, who played six seasons with the Sedins. "Happy for them because I know this is a decision they've come to for the right reasons."
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"We have a lot of faith in Travis," said Linden, who added there was interest from other clubs for Green's services both last year and this spring. "We wanted to be really decisive."
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