Markus Naslund may be 7,000 kilometres from Vancouver, but he knows what's going on.

"I feel for them," he said from Sweden, where he'd just finished watching his son play in a tournament. "I know the feeling when you're working hard and things are not going well. It's overwhelming.

"I'm pulling for Vancouver."

In the last 24 hours, we've been wondering if he might do more. Naslund resigned as general manager of the Swedish hockey club MoDo, leading to rumours he would join his former agent, Mike Gillis, in the front office.

Gillis told Vancouver radio station The Team 1040 he would reach out to Naslund. But the former Canucks captain claims we are jumping to conclusions.

"This has nothing to do with anything in North America," he said. "This is a decision made here a little over a month ago, that I was not going to sign another deal. I'm ready to do something different.