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Production Has Dropped For The Sedins

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

The Sedins remain the Canucks’ unquestioned leaders and the focal point of the team, but they are no longer capable of delivering at a level commensurate with their ice time and their station on the club. Henrik is 115th in the NHL in scoring and Daniel is 150th. The Canucks’ power play, on which they still play the lead roles, sits 29th in the league.

Clearly, the Canucks can’t move forward with the twins producing at this rate while they occupy the feature offensive positions on the team. Sunday’s matinee with the Sharks, in fact, was mindful of so many games this season where the Canucks fall behind early, make a rush in the third period that inevitably comes up short, then congratulate themselves on their work rate or something.

In the meantime, the Canucks are 2-9 over their last 11 games and have scored 18 goals over that span. That’s all you need to know about their team.

For next season, one of two things must happen or the faithful are looking at another march to nowhere. Either the Sedins have to beat back time or their roles have to be redefined. The former is a possibility. It’s difficult to remember, but, last season, Daniel went 28-33-61 in 82 games and was plus seven. The Canucks would cheerfully sacrifice a limb to see that level of production again, but, with the twins turning 37 next season, it’s not likely.

more on the Sedins plus more Vancouver notes...

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