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i dont know what this thread is, but i like it....Nucks for cup 2015!!!!! :towel:


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Epic pic lol... Wish I had it for the OP :P


Theyre soft. Always have been always will be.

LOL someone escort this poster to the Bruins forums.


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that directive came from the GM...not AV...gillis, said that he didn't want them to do anything between whistles...his thought was the other team would take penalties and they would retaliate by scoring pp goals...don't blame AV.

I wasn't saying it in a negative way. It was a good strategy that helped get us to the finals, and should have worked then too if there was competent officiating. I'd think AV had something to do with it, but even if he didn't then the Sedins were still doing what was asked of them. It would take a lot of mental toughness to not retaliate to getting punched in the face.

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Iain MacIntyre: Sedin twins’ crisis management impressive in stellar season for Canucks
Bouncing back: Leadership, spirit, points all on rise
Canucks Henrik and Daniel Sedin are leaders in this crisis year. Photograph by: DARRYL DYCK , THE CANADIAN PRESS

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The problem with watching Henrik and Daniel Sedin from afar is you see how good they are only at playing hockey.

“I’ve always respected how good they are,” Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning says. “But being around these guys and seeing them on a game-to-game basis and how hard they work in practice, like, that’s the thing. They’re relentless in their attitude to want to work hard and compete. That’s what we want our culture to be. Those two guys are our leaders and it all starts with them.”

For nearly a decade, it has started with the Sedins. It still does. Benning is just finally seeing it first-hand after leaving the Boston Bruins to take over in Vancouver and guide the Canucks through their most significant transition since the Sedins rose to prominence two general managers and two head coaches ago.

Because this is about the Sedins, a few of you are already screeching about their deficiencies or their contracts or their inability to win a Stanley Cup — that unpardonable sin the twins share with every other player in franchise history.

You get the Sedins or you don’t. And if you still don’t get them after 14 years, after the Sedins grew up before your eyes and have devoted nearly half their lives to this hockey team, you’re probably not going to change your opinion of them now.

But for all that they’ve done — the past scoring titles and major awards, all those playoff appearances and the Stanley Cup near-miss — little has been impressive as the impact the Sedins are having on teammates and the opposition at age 34 during this most remarkable month for the Canucks.

The injury-crisis that peaked (Benning hopes) at eight players on Sunday and has reduced the defence to Dan Hamhuis and the Utica Comets, which sounds like a pretty good swing band, did not scuttle the Canuck season or expose the Sedins. It provided the conditions for their finest hour.

The Canucks were a better team in and around 2010-11. But they were not as endearing as they are now — all effort and grit and determination while going 6-2 the last two weeks despite missing a third of their lineup.

All of the wins came against teams in playoff positions before Wednesday’s National Hockey League schedule, four of them on the road where the Canucks lead everyone with 19 wins.

“It was fun back then, too,” Henrik says of 2011. “But this is totally different. For us and for the fans and for the city, to be part of this where you can see young guys coming up … and every game you have Ronnie (Kenins) and Bo (Horvat) showing up, it’s exciting.

“It’s more about where we are as a team. This is like the playoffs. And for us, I think we play more of a complete game than we ever have. We take more faceoffs in our own end, we play more PK. It feels like we’re having our most complete year.”

Since the injury crisis became grave with the Feb. 14 loss of top-pairing defencemen Alex Edler and Chris Tanev, Henrik has nine points in five games, Daniel seven. And the Canucks are 4-1, including 3-1 on a road trip that ends Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres.

At 55 points through 60 games, Henrik is tied with Steven Stamkos and Joe Pavelski for 15th in NHL scoring, two points and four places ahead of Daniel.

The brothers have already soared past their point totals from the disastrous season under one-and-done coach John Tortorella, although the Sedins aren’t going to finish anywhere near their 100-point-plus Art Ross Trophy campaigns.

“I don’t think 100 points is going to happen for anyone,” Daniel says, referring to the point-per-game NHL scoring leaders. “That’s never been a thing for us either, trying to get as many points as possible. It’s always been about winning games.

“Last season was so disappointing. I think we all wanted to come back and prove to ourselves that we could make it back to the playoffs. We have a few young guys coming in, a new coach and new management and it’s been refreshing for sure. Especially the young guys coming in, pushing us … they’re just going to make us better.”

Asked if he thinks he and his brother or their team have surprised skeptics, Daniel says: “I honestly don’t follow what people say but most people, I’m sure, didn’t believe we could keep winning. When you have injuries, it can go either way. Either you start losing games or you come together as a team and find ways to win, and that’s been the most rewarding thing. I think we’ve shown this year we can still play and have an impact on our team.”

“I know how there’s talk about them,” Benning says. “But these two guys are as mentally tough as any player in the league. Not only that, they play a heavy game. They play a cycle game and you get hit a lot when you play that style. But they never complain. They get hit, they keep the puck, they keep making plays. The mental toughness these guys play with is amazing to see. It looks like they’re not slowing down.”

Read more:http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Iain+MacIntyre+Sedin+twins+crisis+management+impressive+stellar+season+Canucks/10843055/story.html#ixzz3SsZTSIUo

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Toughness isn't just about hitting other players...that's more like "roughness". Toughness is about how much a player can take and still get back up. If you look at all the abuse the Sedins have been hit with throughout the years you'd realize they are already two of the toughest in the NHL. Henrik had the a super long ironman streak in the NHL (if you included playoff games then I think it'd be the longest ever?) and Daniel hasn't missed too many games in his career.

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They're slow-learners then. Should have thought about fighting back when Marshmont was slapping them around in 2011.

This is such a moronic comment. Anyone could see that the refs are extremely biased toward Boston. They just needed an excuse to penalise the Canucks. It was the same way in 2011, it was the same way on the 24th.

Marchand and the Bruins have their goon reputation because they get away with murder and the NHL turns a blind eye to them. They know that the moment anyone fights back they get a penalty and they use it to their advantage.

Having Daddy Campbell holding the sheriff's badge definitely helps.

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Everyone here is judging this way too early. Let's see how they perform in the playoffs, when it matters, before passing judgment.

Darn near ~1PPG in playoffs since becoming first liners despite the abuse level getting notched up in the playoffs.

Like IMac said in that article above:

You get the Sedins or you don’t. And if you still don’t get them after 14 years, after the Sedins grew up before your eyes and have devoted nearly half their lives to this hockey team, you’re probably not going to change your opinion of them now.
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The Sedins have always been viking warriors.

Taken abuse both physical and mental that would have driven lesser softer players into obscurity and they flourished in spite of it.

Pushback now? It does help that they have Kassian patrolling ready to Ivan Drago someone that tries anything funny but they have never or ever been "the sisters"

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