Linden: Canucks, Horvat have discussed contracts of 2-8 years

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The Vancouver Canucks and Bo Horvat's camp continue to work toward a new contract.

Horvat remains the club's lone restricted free agent and president Trevor Linden joined TSN 1040 on Thursday, noting that the sides have had encouraging talks and there are many options regarding a new contract.

"All options are on the table, I think we've explored many of the options, anything from two to eight (years)," Linden said. "We've had some good conversations with Bo and his rep - Newport Sports - who I was a client of there's and we've done several contracts with them. I would say they have been very positive. We're looking forward to getting Bo under contract. Out of respect to the process, I don't want to say a whole lot, but things have been very positive, we're moving along and I don't see any issues."

Linden noted that the club expected a lengthy negotiation going into the offseason and in the end is just hopeful a new deal will be hammered out before training camp.

"Bo's a quality kid and a good character guy and he's been great through the process, not that's he's been specifically involved in the conversations, but we're working hard at things to avoid not having him at training camp," Linden said.

Last season, Horvat tallied 52 points becoming the first player not named Henrik or Daniel Sedin to lead the Canucks in scoring since the 2006-07 season.

Linden: Canucks, Horvat have discussed contracts of 2-8 years
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