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Transcript from today’s Q&A with Daniel Sedin, Maxim Lapierre, and Mason Raymond. The official transcript starts out without a question for some reason, hence the opening remark from Sedin.
Update: Alain Vigneault transcript now added below.
DANIEL SEDIN: I think if we play the way we can, we don’t have to take penalties because we’re going to be in the right position all the time.
It comes from being sharp, playing good as a team.
Q. What have you learned from the last two years about Antti?
DANIEL SEDIN: He’s a winner. He hasn’t lost a playoff series yet. You have to respect that.
From The White Towel at The Province:
Banking on the familiarity that Canucks coach Alain Vigneault had with Lapierre in his QMJHL lineup for three seasons — and what assistant coach Lorne Henning and associate coach Rick Bowness have had with Higgins in the past — the Canucks believe they are better by addition than subtraction.
“Higgins can move up and down the lineup and Lapierre is a third or fourth-line player who can play with some grit and sandpaper and add a different dimension that we currently don’t have,” said Gillis. “If you think you’re close, you have to support it the best you can and these trades make us a little bit better.
“We were determined to not remove anybody from our room on a first-place team and not our core guys. We worked hard the last couple of years to assemble this and it’s hard to replace parts with other parts.”
Here’s a sample of the thoughts some C&B commenters shared about the Lapierre and Higgins trades: