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Sedin “Puppy Power”?

From Jason Botchford at The White Towel:

Henrik Sedin leads the NHL in postseason scoring. Daniel Sedin is second in goals.

“It’s pretty good for being the two worst playoff players in the league,” Henrik quipped.

Sure is. Maybe it’s puppy power. More likely, it’s health.

More, plus video below.

 

Two weeks ago, Henrik looked like he was having trouble skating across the blueline. On Sunday, the only trouble being had was from those trying to defend him.

Henrik was flying, like only the Sedins can fly. They may not be the fastest players you’ve ever seen, but their ability to create space, acres and acres of space, when they are on, is fascinating. They can work on the ice like a combine harvester on a wheat field.

Just ask Sami Salo. The Finnish gunslinger shrugged when asked about his two slap shot goals.

“I don’t think it matters who is playing the point when (Henrik) has the puck,” Salo said.

And it may not matter how well the Sharks play the rest of this series. If Henrik continues to skate like he has in the first four games, they are going to have a tough time winning three of the next four.

Read the rest here.

Not sure about “puppy power” but whatever you want to call it, it was impressive.

Iain MacIntyre at the Vancouver Sun called it “Henrik’s Sedinery” which seems pretty damn fitting.

Case in point: His ridiculous setup for Alex Burrows which snagged the team’s fourth goal. 

 

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GZ Expat's avatar

OK…soak it all in…TWO league MVP’s on the same team in their prime.  Remember these moments Canucks fans, because they won’t come again for a long, long time.

And…also…can we give it up for Luongo?  The guy hasn’t had to make spectacular saves…and he isn’t the underdog goalie that suddenly gets hot (a la Brodeur; McClean), he just brings it night after night.  I* am so impressed with his positioning and concentration during this run.  It’s been great to witness.

5 games to go…one at a time.

Posted by GZ Expat on 05/23/11 at 12:54 PM ET

Alanah McGinley's avatar

5 WINS to go…probably not 5 games. smile

I got an explanation for Jason Botchford’s “puppy power” reference in his post I quoted above.  Botchford tells me that it was a reference to something Don Cherry said earlier in the playoffs. That Semin and Backstrom were ‘dogs’ while the Sedins were rolling over like puppies.

Charming guy, that Cherry…

Posted by Alanah McGinley from British Columbia on 05/23/11 at 04:02 PM ET

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you guys are leaving out the combined -12 they are. Which, as most people would notice when watching the games, they are playing better recently, but before the last 2 games, they only scored on the PP or into empty nets, which makes them far from dominant.

Posted by pstumba on 05/23/11 at 04:55 PM ET

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

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