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The Vancouver Canucks have rebounded from their nine-game losing skid with three straight wins, which have moved the Canucks up to 25th in the league and dropped their lottery odds to 7.5%. 

While some may argue the late season surge is a reason for optimism ahead of next season, Canucks captain Henrik Sedin argued against that logic after the team’s 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings Monday night.

“I think we have to be really careful to evaluate our team based on the last five, 10 games of the season,” Sedin told the National Post. “I’ve seen that mistake from other teams. You go into next year thinking you’ve got a good shot at it. We’ve got to remember we’re playing teams getting ready for the playoffs and I don’t see them putting their full, full effort into it.” 

Henrik Sedin sits second on the Canucks in points this season, behind only his brother Daniel. 

On the season, the Canucks are tied with the Edmonton Oilers for the league’s worst goal differential at minus-45.  Vancouver owns a 30-36-13 record with games remaining on the year. 

Sedin’s comments mirror the remarks made by Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock about his team in March.

“One of the things you have to be real careful of this time of the year when you’re a non-playoff team is overevaluating what you have,” Babcock said, via the Globe and Mail, March 20 following a win over the Buffalo Sabres. “Because the team playing against you some nights isn’t prepared to play. When you’re a really good team, teams prepare to play against you every night. We don’t want to overevaluate anybody.”

Both the Canucks and Maple Leafs have been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.




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It's true that we are in need of some major pieces to be a contender again but the progress of the young kids has been a great sign for next season. They are showing that they can learn and adapt and stick to the game plan. That's a major win in itself. That's what us fans should be excited about and the Sedins should be excited for the next few years. A steady show of improvement is all you can ask for from a rebuilding team with so many new pieces. 

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5 minutes ago, appleboy said:

So, would you evaluate this team based on the last 6 games of the season? He is being honest. This team may be even younger next year.

You're kidding right?


Half or more fo these posters were planning the playoff route to the cup and glory after the first 6 games  :lol:

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I don't think the Sedins (Hank anyways) are happy with what's going on with the team. these days  I've heard a few "insiders" say similar things about non-playoff teams.  There's no pressure now, so they do better.  Hank is talking from downtown reality.

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Honestly I don't see us being a bad team next year. We've been decimated by injuries, and the young guys are only going to get better. Add in a player like Chychrun (or better) to the squad and you've got yourself an interesting mix of players. We won't be great, but we'll have options with what direction we want this team to take. Something tells me all of those directions involve the Sedins finishing their career here and cracking the whip on the young guys.


I predict a season with us on the playoff bubble, and that situation will be great for the young, transitioning team.

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