On Thursday night against the Detroit Red Wings, Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks inadvertently revolutionized the dump into the zone with, ahem, a heads-up play:
Hey, that's using your head! That's how you get a head in this business. The Canucks are heading in the right direction. Vancouver is always playing head games with its opponents. (C'mon, eight more and we automatically get that gig writing headlines for NHL.com …)
It was a ridiculously cool play that won the coveted (and we'd imagine rather rarely bestowed) Best Header award from The Province:
Midway through the second period, Alex Burrows needs to relieve some pressure in the Canucks' zone, and backhands a high looping pass into the neutral zone in the general direction of Daniel Sedin. Given the steep angle of the puck's path, Daniel thought he'd try to direct it forward -with his head - into the Red Wings' zone. Didn't work so well, as the Wings got possession.
Ah, but sometim...