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Daniel And Henrik Sedin Are Recipients Of The King Clancy Memorial Trophy

via the NHL PR department,

Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel & Henrik Sedin are this year’s recipients of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy, awarded to “who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.” The Sedins will receive a $40,000 donation from the National Hockey League Foundation to benefit a charity or charities of their choice.

The Sedins finished their legendary playing careers in April after 17 NHL seasons with the Canucks and their impact off the ice will be remembered with equal reverence in Vancouver. Their strong connection with their community includes a $1.5-million donation the Sedins and their spouses made to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2010 to help build a new children’s hospital and expand existing medical services. They have helped the Canucks for Kids Fund raise $42 million since 2000-01, advocated for the literacy promotion programs of the Canucks Family Education Centre and supported the SPCA. The twins enabled thousands of deserving kids to attend Canucks games and touched the lives of thousands more by visiting elementary schools, meeting with patients and families at BC Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, and through their work with the Sedin Family Foundation.

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Videos- The Night Belonged To The Sedins

from Ian MacIntyre of Sportsnet,

Rogers Arena was not so much a hockey rink Thursday as a memory studio.

Nearly 19,000 people came to get their shot, to fix in their minds and hearts what it was like, and to use these memories like cherished photos to pull out years from now and remember and be glad they were there.

Daniel and Henrik Sedin gave them something priceless.

In the twins’ last touch of the puck in Vancouver – their final home game as Canucks at the end of 18-year Hall of Fame careers – Danny shot from Hank’s pass to lift the team they came to define to a 4-3 victory against the Arizona Coyotes.

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from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

One more. One more for Vancouver, for the Canucks. One more for the parents who raised them, Tommy and Tora; for the older brothers they idolized growing up, Peter and Stefan; for their wives and children and friends in the stands. One more for the fans, for the kids at BC Children's Hospital, for everyone they had wanted to thank when they announced their retirement Monday.

One more for Daniel and Henrik Sedin in their final home game. In overtime, on the power play, fans on their feet, Rogers Arena buzzing, Henrik sent a saucer pass from the right-wing corner to the point. At the end of a one-minute, 16-second shift, Daniel settled the puck on his blade and took a slap shot.

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Below, three videos which sims up the night for the Sedins.

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The Sedin Twins

via the NHL PR department

SEDIN TWINS SET FOR FINAL NHL GAMES AFTER ANNOUNCING RETIREMENT

After combining for 2,107 regular-season points over 17 NHL seasons, twin brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin will play their final home game tonight in Vancouver and final NHL game Saturday in Edmonton. Henrik enters his final two contests with 240-828—1,068 in 1,328 GP, while Daniel follows closely with 391-648—1,039 in 1,304 GP. Since making their NHL debuts at the beginning of the 2000-01 season, all 1,463 Canucks games have featured at least one Sedin (1,358 regular season and 105 playoffs).

 

* The Sedins joined the Canucks organization at the 1999 NHL Draft when the club traded up to select Daniel at No. 2 and Henrik at No. 3. They will retire as the only players in franchise history to record at least 1,000 career points, with Henrik reaching the mark on Jan. 20, 2017, and Daniel joining him 315 days later, on Nov. 30, 2017.

 

* Henrik is the club’s all-time leader in assists, points and games played, while Daniel sits atop the Canucks’ goals list and ranks second in each of the other categories.

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Video- Celebrating The Sedins

from Nick Cotsonika of NHL.com,

Afterward, the fans stayed on their feet and cheered. The Sedins raised their sticks and clapped back. They shook hands with the Golden Knights, just the two of them, as if this were the end of a playoff series. Then the fans roared again, and the Sedins raised their sticks and clapped back once more before disappearing down the tunnel.

"It doesn't matter for us if we score or not the last couple games," Henrik said. "It's a great feeling to be a part of. I mean, it was fun."

"It was something you're going to remember," Daniel said.

This wasn't about one moment on one night. This was about so many moments over 18 years and 17 seasons. The Sedins are beloved here because they are great players but also because they are great people, quiet, humble, all class, in good times and bad, and because they have been and always will be Canucks.

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Below, watch the Sedins salute the fans and the Vegas Golden Knights congratulate the Sedins.

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Daniel And Henrik Sedin Announce Their Retirement

from Daniel and Henrik Sedin,

Dear Canucks fans,

Earlier this year we wrote a letter to the city, and to everyone who has supported us for the past 18 years. Many people were asking what the future holds. We said we'd take it one year at a time. We said when the time was right, we'd talk with our families and sit down with management to discuss it.

We started the year with the mindset that a decision would be made in the postseason. But it became clear, after discussions with our families throughout the year, that this will be our last season. This feels right for all of us.

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Video- 1000 Points For Daniel Sedin

from Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

“I said it before that it would be great to get it and for it to be a goal and in a huge win for us, and both happened today,” said Daniel, who got to 1,000 points by beating Preds goalie Pekka Rinne from the slot. “For me, it was top shelf, but it hit his stick and went five-hole.

“He’s a good goalie and it doesn’t matter where you aim it, it feels like he’s going to stop it. I’m just happy it’s over.”

Well, it’s not over. The Canucks will acknowledge the feat Saturday and everybody should be on their feet.

Said Boeser: “Being out there for Daniel’s goal was really cool. The smile on his face gives you goosebumps down your whole body and I had chills. It was a special moment.”

Added Travis Green: “Talking about Dorse this morning, this was a real nice response from our team tonight. This was a good test for us and I liked that we were playing Nashville. We needed a response and we got it. And to see Daniel get that milestone was special.”

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Watch his 100th point below...

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Morning Line- Daniel Sedin

Our hope is that these kids can fall in love with Vancouver the same way we did. It is crazy how quickly the time has gone by. We are not 26, no matter what Henrik says. We’re 36. So you start realizing that your time is coming to an end, eventually. We’re going to take this year and appreciate everything about it, and never look too far ahead. Who knows, we might have a few more years left in us. Maybe we need to speak with Jagr.

But whatever happens, we are Canucks, and we will always be Canucks, and this will always be our home.

-Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks.  More from Daniel and Henrik too at The Players' Tribune.

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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.

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The Sedin Twins Are Not Giving up

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

It was just over three years ago -- on Nov. 1, 2013 -- that Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin signed matching four-year contract extensions with the Vancouver Canucks.

The did so with a clear, shared thought in mind: that by the time those contracts expired and the twins were 37 years old, they would have helped the next generation of core Canucks players take over the team and could each enjoy their last few years in supporting roles.

That certainly remains the plan, although I would argue the clock is ticking on said plan.

"That's what we're hoping for, it's what we've said all along," Henrik, the team's captain, told ESPN.com on Friday. "No one would be happier if someone came in and we were second-liners when this ended. That would be great, because that would mean we were a very competitive team. We're not going to give it to them. We're going to fight the best we can to be the leading guys [because] it's where we want to be and we feel like we still have it in us.''

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About The Nazem Kadri Hit On Daniel Sedin

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

Look, I understand it’s hard to weigh in on this subject without sounding like a complete homer but, really, who cares at this point? The hit made contact with Sedin’s head. It also came from behind, it was late and it was delivered by a repeat offender.

In short, it satisfied any criteria for a dangerous play. And for the NHL to hide behind its interpretation of the rulebook and some precedent that’s unfamiliar to anyone outside the department of player safety is the worst kind of joke.

This is precisely the kind of hit the league has been trying to take out of the game for over a decade but, with this decision, they’ve sent the clear message that maybe it’s not that big a deal; that under some circumstances, you can track a player from behind, launch yourself at him and contact his head when he’s at his most vulnerable.

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Would The Sedin Twins Actually Play For Another NHL Team?

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

There are two years left on their current contracts, and the Sedins are steadfast that there is one more contract in their future. You can’t trade one of them — they have trade protection in their matching deals — and with a combined cap hit of $14 million, Canucks GM Jim Benning probably couldn’t find a taker for the aging Sedins as a package.

We would be entirely shocked if the Sedins’ contracts demands caused the Canucks to let them walk away two seasons from now, but they turn 36 on Sept. 26. Down the road, it is conceivable that two expensive 38-year-olds might not work for the Canucks.

“If they don’t want us there, then we’ve got to make a decision,” Henrik reasoned. “We’re not going to retire because we don’t want to play for another team.”

We know that every piece of equipment in their dressing room stalls is identical, and that their on-ice communication is unique to hockey -- an extraordinary, wordless language compared by some to dolphin speak. But when you talk first with Daniel, then to Henrik, a few more fraternal nuances become clear.

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It’s The Sedins Then Everyone Else

from Jeff Paterson at the Vancouver Province,

Can they both be 60-plus point players? Should fans brace for a decrease in their production? And what can the Canucks possibly accomplish if their scoring leaders are in the 50-point range?

The hope, obviously, is that a longer than expected summer will allow the Sedins to rest and heal whatever was holding Henrik back. People will point to the way they rebounded last season after similar struggles when they were overused by John Tortorella. But two years have gone by since then. That’s two more seasons of wear and tear on aging bodies trying to keep up in a league that is getting faster and younger while the Sedins are not. And as the Canucks learned the hard way this season, if they lose one Sedin, they effectively lose both.

When healthy, the twins can still produce magic. That’s not up for any kind of debate. It was there for all to see for a few months in the early part of the schedule.

This second-half tailspin begs the question whether they can come back in the fall and perform at the highest level and do so for an 82-game schedule. Injuries and the drastic drop-offs they produced in two of the last three seasons simply can’t be ignored at this stage of their careers.

Remember, too, that the Sedins will return to town after representing Sweden in the World Cup, where they’ll be forced to battle the best players on the planet. Perhaps that will serve as a springboard into next season, but it may also grind them down before they play another game for the Canucks. That’s something this team can’t afford.

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Morning Line- Daniel Sedin

“The only thing I worry about is effort and I think from some guys right now, the effort is not there. It’s not good enough. I think those guys know who they are. I think it’s embarrassing if you’re not giving the effort every night. Shift in and shift out, game in and game out, it has to be there otherwise it’s going to look like this.

“I think it’s been an issue most nights. Early on, we won some games because we had enough guys battling. It’s about learning to win those one-on-one battles. We’re there right now, trying to battle. But we’re not winning them. That’s a big difference. You got to go in there demanding the puck. We have too many instances where that’s not the case. If you don’t get that most of the shifts, most of the nights, we’re going to lose 3-2 and 2-1 like we have this year. There’s a reason we’ve lost all those one-goal games.”

-Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks after a 3-0 home loss last night to the St. Louis Blues.

More on the game from Ian MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun.

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Video- Daniel Sedin Now Missing Some Teeth

via Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province,

Daniel lost teeth in the first period when Stone tried to clear the puck out of his zone by swatting it. It caught the Canucks winger in the face and he left to get stitched up and carry on. Henrik wasn’t surprised he returned.

“I think he lost three or four teeth but it’s an accident that happens,” said the Canucks captain. “Losing a few teeth is not a big deal — that shouldn’t stop you from playing but he played well...

 

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The Sedins Continue To Carry The Vancouver Canucks

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

This season’s Canucks don’t exactly register as an offensive juggernaut but, before Sunday’s games, they ranked second in the Western Conference with 69 goals.

How has this happened? The Canucks lineup is thinner than a super model. The power play is inconsistent. There isn’t a legitimate scoring threat on the back end. But there are the Sedins and their work through the first two months of this season is as impressive as anything they’ve done in their 15 seasons as Canucks.

Think about it. The Canucks have turned over almost half their lineup from last season. On most nights, they’re playing 20-year-old Bo Horvat as their second-line centre, 19-year-old Jared McCann as their third-line centre, 19-year-old Jake Virtanen on the wing and rookie defenceman Ben Hutton. Aside from the twins and linemate Jannik Hansen, there are two other Canucks forwards in double digits in scoring, Radim Vrbata, who’s also minus-11, and Alex Burrows.

Yet, they manage to cling to respectability largely because the Sedins have packed this team on their backs. This, we remind you, was supposed to be the season when their age started to show; when they’d start their slide toward irrelevancy, and this remains the best part of this story.

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Video- Daniel Sedin With A Wide Open Net…

via Sportsnet,

Henrik Sedin had done all the work, rushing up the ice on a partial breakaway, forcing a big save and rebound by the goalie. All he needed was for Daniel Sedin to do was tap it into the empty net. He swung, and he missed.

The Canucks lost 2-1 in OT to the Edmonton Oilers.

 

 

Watch Daniel Sedin talk about the play below...

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The Sedins Still Going Strong

from Tim Wharnsby at NHL.com,

Twin forwards Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks are not ready to make their harness racing hobby into a full-time endeavor just yet.

The Sedins, who own several standardbred racehorses in Sweden and North America, will celebrate their 35th birthdays Saturday and have heard the chatter their time in the NHL is running out.

But all you have to do is look at the top 10 players in the scoring race from the 2014-15 season to discover they remain among the elite.

Daniel finished tied for eighth with 76 points (20 goals), slightly better than Henrik, who tied for 10th with 73 points (18 goals).

"I don't really listen to [naysayers]," Daniel said. "We showed last year that we can still play at a high level. For us, it's about staying in shape and staying healthy. If we can do that there is no reason why we can't play in this league a few more seasons."

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All Daniel Sedin

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

Hindsight being what it is, do you now know why you guys got away from your game last season?

"I think with a new coach coming in you want to buy into the system and all that. Torts never told us to change our game. I think a lot of people think he was the reason we got away from our game, but that wasn't the reason. That was all myself and Henrik. It was our mindset. That was the No. 1 thing. It was more our mindset. The only way for us to be successful is to play the way we always play. It might not always work out, but it's our only way of being successful."

four more questions for Daniel Sedin...

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No Blame Aimed At The Sedins

from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,

The Canucks are the Sedins’ team. They have the richest contracts, the most influence, the biggest names and the letters “C” and “A” emblazoned on their chests.

Yet, during their most miserably disappointing season in a decade, there weren’t a lot of scathing attacks directed toward the twins as they plummeted from 80-point players to 50-point players, taking the team down with them. It could be the other way around too, depending on your view.

Generally, the fans and the media laid off. Often, their right winger gets more heat than they do. Even when the Sedins kept saying they don’t need to score, people shrugged and said “They’re right.”

This is either a reflection of a sophisticated market where people realized the coach, injuries and bad luck all viciously conspired to work like lightning, striking down their point totals in an anomaly season. And that the underlying statistics show the season wasn’t nearly as catastrophic for the Sedins as it looked.

Or, and I think this is more likely, there is some survivor’s guilt going on.

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Daniel Sedin injured in Canucks-Flames game, taken to hospital

Updated 3x at 1:47 AM: Sedin has been released from the hospital, and there's a longer video of the incident in the extended text portion of this entry.

Very scary stuff in Vancouver. From @myregularface on Twitter, Daniel Sedin got banged-up in a bad way in the Canucks' regular-season finale against Calgary on Sunday evening (the third period is underway as I file this entry)...

Here's aftermath--thus far:

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Daniel Sedin- No Longer An Elite Player?

from Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province,

Are Daniel Sedin’s days as an elite offensive player in the NHL over?

The numbers certainly suggest that, and if you look at his age (33), the state of the supporting cast around him and the increased minutes a new coaching regime is asking him to play, a reversal of form will be a tall order.

With the Canucks desperate for scoring this month, Sedin has been unable to deliver. He’s in a 13-game goal-scoring drought — his longest since the 2007-08 season — and has been able to contribute just five assists in that span.

Though they had an excellent December, the Canucks are 4-6-3 in the same 13 games that constitute Sedin’s goal drought.

Yes, Sedin leads the Canucks in scoring at 40 points — tied with currently injured brother Henrik — but it is a group that is ranked 22nd in NHL scoring. If Daniel is able to reverse the troubling trend, a good time to start would be on Wednesday night when the Blackhawks — who lead the NHL in offence — visit Rogers Arena.

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Video- Wrong Sedin Sent To The Penalty Box

Hey, at least the ref had the last name right.

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Daniel Sedin enacts an all-too-common scenario, offering toothy evidence of a high stick

Via Pro Hockey Talk's James O'Brien, we're starting to see this on a regular basis, and this time it's Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin who takes a high stick and offers evidence to the referee in toothy form:

I know that mouthguards (or "mouthgards," depending on how one spells the word [see also: doughnut vs. donut]) only provide limited protection--to the point that players who are high-sticked or take pucks to the mouth with sufficient force occasionally reveal a mouthguards full of broken real and/or fake teeth--but some protection is better than none.

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Canucks Sign The Sedin Twins

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Michael D. Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin to four-year contracts through the end of the 2017-18 season.

“Daniel and Henrik are exemplary leaders, teammates and humanitarians and we’re very pleased to have them as part of our team for the long-term,” said Gillis. “Few players in the history of this club have had more significant roles in contributing to the success of this team and to our community and we look forward to many more years with their positive influence leading the way.”

 

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The Latest On The Contract Negotiations For The Sedin Twins

via Elliot Pap of the Vancouver Sun,

Canuck GM Mike Gillis made his weekly appearance on the team’s flagship radio station Team 1040 Wednesday morning and said term is not the issue in the stalled contract talks with the Sedin twins. Daniel and Henrik are playing on expiring contracts and stand to become unrestricted free agents July 1.

“No,” Gillis replied when asked if contract length was the key to a deal. “The process has been very respectful from both sides. We’re trying to figure out what the cap is going to be next year and the upcoming years and really that’s the key. Those guys have been fantastic people, No. 1, for this organization. They’ve been great players and it’s really a function of how you allocate money in a cap system and we’re just trying to ensure we do the right thing for the entire organization and for Daniel and Henrik.”

Asked if the talks might again go down to the July 1 deadline, as they did last time, Gillis said: “Right now, I can’t say but I don’t foresee that happening again. You never know but I don’t see it happening again.”

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What To Pay The Sedin Brothers?

via TSN,

Contract negotiations between Henrik and Daniel Sedin and the Vancouver Canucks are set to begin on Thursday.

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger says that the Sedin's agent, J.P. Barry, will meet with Canucks management and that as of yet, no offer has been made on an extension.

The brothers are each due to earn $6.1 million this year in the final season of their five-year, $30.5 million contracts. Both are eligible to become unrestricted free agents next summer unless they are signed to new deals.

Henrik Sedin had 11 goals and 34 assists in 48 games for the Canucks last season. Daniel Sedin had 12 goals and 28 assists in 47 games.

The twins turn 33 on September 26.

I've read a few quotes from the Sedin brothers today and they hope this would be their final contract, so they may be looking for anything between 5-7 years.

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Will The Sedins Stay In Vancouver?

from David Ember of the Globe and Mail,

This is the last season of the five-year, $30.5-million (U.S.) deals that pay the Sedins $6.1-million each annually. While the players have previously expressed a desire to remain in Vancouver, and have said getting a deal done before the 2013-14 season starts would be good, the talks could be complicated. The last time the two sides bargained, it went down to the last moment before free agency.

Given the complexity, it’s possible a deal is not clinched in the next month – and then the question of the brothers’ future lingers around the club, not unlike the pulsing question of goaltending that coloured all of last season.

“There’s a lot of things that need to be discussed,” Henrik Sedin said after practice. “It’s money, it’s terms, it’s years, it’s a lot of different things. So I’m sure it’s not going to happen in one day, but we’ll see what happens.”

On wanting to stay, he said: “Of course.” But added: “If they want us here, I’m sure they’re going to show that.”

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All Daniel Sedin

from Katie Strang of ESPN,

STRANG: What can you say about the way your team has been playing?

SEDIN: I think we're playing well as a team. We've had a lot of injuries throughout the year and our power play hasn't been working that well, either, but we're just finding ways to win. I think that says a lot about our team. We have a lot of character on our team and our focus is on winning. We're not focused on personal stats or anything like that; it's about winning games.

STRANG: What do you think is most important in terms of gaining momentum heading into the playoffs? Sustaining confidence? Securing home ice?

SEDIN: I think home ice is always important but we're going to have a good chance of getting home ice if we play the right way and focus on doing the little things right. Then, the other things will take care of themselves. That's what we're focused on.

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Daniel Sedin Needs To Play In A Selfish Way

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

In the aftermath of the Vancouver Canucks’ win on Tuesday night, it was gently suggested to Henrik Sedin that it’s not necessarily a good thing he has almost as many goals as his brother.

The Canucks captain thought about this for a moment, nodded his head in the affirmative, then dissected Daniel’s slump as neatly as he dissects the opposition’s defence.

“He needs to play in a very un-Swedish way,” Henrik said.

Do you mean selfishly, his interrogator suggested.

“Exactly. That’s when he’s at his best. You saw after he scored that goal I was open but he faked a shot and went through his legs. It’s great to watch and it builds up the guys around him.

“When you’re a goal scorer and you don’t score goals, it’s tough. You saw after he scored he started to make plays the way he used to.”

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Daniel Sedin Practices With The Canucks

from TSN,

Daniel Sedin took part in the Vancouver Canucks’ full practice Wednesday after missing 12 games with an apparent concussion.

Sedin skated on the team’s top line with brother Henrik and David Booth. He also took shifts with the team’s first unit power play with Henrik, Ryan Kesler, Dan Hamhuis and Alex Edler….

After practice, Sedin said he will wait to see how he feels on Wednesday before deciding if he’ll play. He added he’ll focus on the power play and take his chances 5-on-5 because he is in as poor shape as he’s been in the past 5-6 years.

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The Latest On Daniel Sedin

from David Ebner of the Globe and Mail,

The Vancouver Canucks fly south Saturday afternoon to Los Angeles, reeling and down two games to none to the Los Angeles Kings - and Daniel Sedin will not be along for the ride to help the purportedly best team in hockey salvage an unfurling disaster.

The concussed Sedin, who seemed nearly ready to play last Monday, now could miss the entire Kings series….

Asked whether he will join the team later, Vigneault said, of concussions in general: “There’s no timeline on these injuries.”

Then, prodding further, Vigneault was asked to compare Sedin’s health on Saturday with last Monday and Tuesday, when he skated with vigour.

“How would you compare the sun today to the sun a couple days ago - how am I supposed to answer that question?” said Vigneault. “Nothing’s changed, guys, I can’t tell you anything.”

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Daniel Sedin Does Not Practice Today

from the CP at TSN,

Daniel Sedin was a no-show at the Vancouver Canucks practice Tuesday morning.

Sedin, out with a concussion since March 21, was expected to take part in his second practice before Wednesday’s first-round playoff series opener against the Los Angeles Kings.

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Daniel Sedin Appears To Be Ready For Game 1

from David Ebner of the Globe and Mail,

Team management had previously - on the record, and quietly - suggested the younger of the Sedin twins would be ready for the playoffs - and indeed he appears to be, skating Monday morning with his regular blue helmet, which means he is cleared for contact and pretty much good to go.

Ahead of practice, Sedin was out only for about 10 minutes, but skated hard, and practised one-timers (along with slumping David Booth, Mason Raymond, and also-in-concussion-recovery Keith Ballard).

The Canucks will need all the firepower they can get against the Los Angeles Kings, the two teams starting the playoffs with Game 1 in Vancouver on Wednesday. Jonathan Quick, a likely Vezina candidate for L.A., let in less than two goals a game in four contests versus the Canucks during the regular season (the same stingy netminding delivered by Roberto Luongo against the limp Kings’ O).

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Report- Daniel Sedin Health Update

via TSN,

Vancouver Canucks winger Daniel Sedin has been skating on his own for the past few days and is doing well as he attempts to recover from a concussion.

According to a team source, the star forward will be “fine for next week.”

Daniel was injured March 21 when he took an elbow in the head from Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Duncan Keith. The NHL suspended Keith five games for the infraction.

Daniel sits second in team scoring with 30 goals and 37 assists in 72 games played.

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Henrik Says Daniel Sedin Improving

from Monte Stewart of the CP at Yahoo,

Henrik said his sibling is making progress every day while keeping a positive attitude.

“He was down for the first few days,” said Henrik. “He’s always a happy guy, a positive guy. But when you talked to him, you could tell that something was wrong. But in the past couple days, he’s getting better ... So we’ll see what happens in the next couple days.”

Daniel sits second in team scoring with 30 goals and 37 assists in 72 games played. The Canucks have said little on his condition since he was sidelined, though Henrik indicated Daniel has been working out.

“This is the part where he’s a little anxious (to see) if things are going the right way and when he’s exercising if it’s going to be positive or headaches are going to come back,” said Henrik.

Henrik was non-committal on whether Daniel could return in time for the playoffs, but expressed optimism for a post-season return.

“We’ve got a week or a week and a half before the playoffs start. So there’s still time.”

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Daniel Sedin Will Undergo Treatment In Vancouver

from TSN,

Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin will not play tonight against the Dallas Stars after leaving last night’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks early with a head injury.

The Canucks are flying Sedin back to Vancouver today so that the forward can see a specialists and get treatment.

There’s been no firm diagnosis of Sedin from the Canucks yet, and it could be a while before there is one since it’s not uncommon for it take 48 to 72 hours after being hit in the head for potential onset of symptoms.

In the meantime, given the value of the player to the Canucks, they are erring on the side of caution. He can see a neurological specialists in Vancouver but also get soft tissue (ART) and chiropractic treatment which is essential for any potential concussion to separate brain trauma symptoms from skeletal or soft tissue related symptoms. That procedure was part of Penguins centre Sidney Crosby’s concussion treatment.

read on for more on Sedin and possible action against Keith…

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Video-Duncan Keith With The Elbow To The Head Of Daniel Sedin

Keith received two for elbowing.

added 9:05pm, Sedin has not returned to the lineup, 2nd period underway.

added 9:07pm, He has returned.

added 9:30pm, Aaron Ward with a short analysis of the hit, watch it below…

added 12:04am, 3/22/12, Sedin hit on Keith can be viewed below, the last video is the hit.

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Show Your Face

via Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,

Informed by a Vancouver reporter that he and brother Henrik were second to Kessel in the poll listing the star players who are the easiest to intimidate, Daniel, tongue planted firmly in cheek, replied: “So we weren’t first? That’s good.”

Daniel then proceeded to rant about his dislike for anonymous polls.

“I’ve never been a big fan of them,” he told the Vancouver media. “We had one of them from CBC, too, and I think everyone threw it in the garbage. I think that’s the way to do it.

“If you’re going to say something, at least stand for it and show your face. I’ve been asked to participate in anonymous polls but I would never do it. You can have your opinions but, at least, stand for them.

“That’s my opinion.”

Geez, wasn’t the CBC poll also affiliated with the NHLPA?

from a CBC release today…

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Video- Daniel Sedin With A ‘Header’

Wings’ analyst Larry Murphy had a laugh about the move by Sedin.

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Looking on the Left

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We continue our preview of the top players at each position with a look at the left wing. In my auction league with bidding that is taking place all month, I am currently looking for a low-cost left wing option, of which there are plenty. But here are the options that you can reasonably pay top dollar for or feel comfortable drafting with an early-round pick.

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Another Case For Number One

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Is Sidney Crosby still the number one pick in fantasy leagues?
Mere hours after my posting suggesting that Crosby should be the first overall pick, Josh Rimer’s tweet about Crosby’s unlikeliness to be in the Penguins’ lineup to start the season was making the rounds.

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Pounding The Twins

from Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun,

In the 2002 playoffs, former Canuck general manager Brian Burke had his fill of Daniel and Henrik Sedin being abused by the Detroit Red Wings and staged a theatrical rant that included his famous line: “Sedin is not Swedish for punch me or headlock me in a scrum.”

Current Canuck GM Mike Gillis resisted the urge to do a “Burkie” on Tuesday when he met with reporters at Rogers Arena on the eve of tonight’s climactic Stanley Cup final Game 7.

The Boston Bruins have been taking liberties with the twins in this series and it was never more evident than in Game 6 on Monday. In one incident, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who is seven inches taller and a listed 75 pounds heavier than Henrik, shoved the Canuck captain to the ice. While Chara did receive two minutes for roughing, Henrik received two minutes for diving, the officials apparently feeling he should have been able to maintain his feet after the contact from his 6-9 opponent.

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Morning Line

“My son told me a man was making fun of me and Uncle Danny on TV. I said that can’t be true because that’s what usually happens in kindergarten. That’s what happened. Sometimes grown-ups have low self-esteem and get on guys and say stupid stuff.

“I think he has to be happy with his career.  He did a great job on Long Island. I’m sure he is happy with that.”

-Henrik Sedin on Mike Milbury who recently referred to the twins as Thelma & Louise.  More from Chris Stevenson at the Toronto Sun.

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Morning Line

And where are the Sedin brothers by the way?  This is my problem, if you’re the best player in the sport, shouldn’t I be able to see you, be the best player?  I haven’t seen these guys do anything yet.  I don’t even think they’re the best players on their own team.

-Dan Patrick on the Dan Patrick Radio Show this morning.

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Sedin on Lidstrom

Craig Custance at Sporting News interviews Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin today, and elicits a bit of a mixed compliment from one Swede about another:

SN: There’s a possibility that fellow Swede Nicklas Lidstrom could retire this summer. What would that mean to the league to lose somebody like that?

Sedin: It would mean Detroit would be a worse team. He’s such a big part of that team. Looking back last year, he’s still a very effective player. It would be sad to see him retire.

SN: With that in mind, would you be surprised if he did?

Sedin: He’s old. So I wouldn’t be surprised. He still has a lot of years left. If his body is healthy I think he can be very, very good.

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Evening Line

The twins did show some signs of life against the Predators, but it’s also past the point where they can be satisfied with a decent effort. This slump has outgrown moral victories. It’s also threatening to debase everything they’ve accomplished in the past two regular seasons.

Maybe that’s a narrow view, but the playoffs are the ultimate proving ground. It’s where reputations are forged and champions are made. It’s the way it’s always been, and right now the twins aren’t measuring up.

It is remarkable, in fact, the Canucks have made it this far with the tiny contributions of their two best forwards. Then again, it also says something about the team’s evolution that they can survive this drought by the Sedins.

-Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province on the Sedin twins.  More from Willes on this topic.

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Vancouver Could Use Some Offense From Daniel & Henrik

from Gary Mason of the Globe and Mail,

They were irrelevant in Vancouver’s 1-0 series-opening win against the Nashville Predators. And in Saturday night’s 2-1 overtime loss, the back-to-back winners of the Art Ross trophy only seemed to be noticeable after regulation.

But neither Daniel nor Henrik, who has yet to score in these playoffs, could beat Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne. The Sedins have three points between them in the last six games. Even more uncharacteristically, collectively they are minus 13.

“We’ve been through this a lot and we know we have to score more,” Daniel told reporters following the OT loss Saturday night. “We need to get more shots and grind it out. This is the way they [Nashville] play.”

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Video- Can You Be Credited With A Big Hit If The Opposition Scores?

If so, Drew Doughty on Daniel Sedin last night.

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Trophy Talk: Southeast-Style

We’ve said it several times this season – that the Southleast is no more. With 308 combined points in the standings, Tampa Bay, Washington, Carolina, Atlanta and Florida comprise the Eastern Conference’s top division by that standard. Only the Pacific Division (321 points) has had more success as a group this season in the entire league. There’s even a fighting chance that four Southeast Division clubs could make the playoffs.

Suffice it to say, anyone still knocking the hockey played down here in this corner of the continent can be officially discredited. Clearly, anyone in that category hasn’t been paying attention this season.

Beyond team accolades, when the book is closed on the 2010-11 season, the Southeast Division has a legitimate chance for representation in almost every major year-end individual award. Some have sturdier ground to stand on than others in that respect but several individuals from Southeast clubs look to at least be in the conversation for some hardware in Vegas in late June.

Since premature awards speculation has started to heat up at a few other media outlets – always fun to keep tabs on ESPN’s Trophy Tracker but no Tampa Bay love in the Adams race, really? – here’s a list of potential trophy candidates from the Southeast Division, in no particular order.

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Video- Ducks Goaltender Takes Shot To The Mask, Sedin Goal Follows

Correct call?

via Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

McElhinney suffered a cut on his forehead and flew with the team home to Anaheim. But Carlyle was incensed that the whistle wasn’t blown when his goalie, who was bleeding profusely, went to the ice.

“What’s the call when a goalie gets hit in the mask with a slapshot?” Carlyle asked aloud. “If it’s happening to the Canucks, what would you be saying? You’d be saying they should have blown the whistle.”

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