Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/9/12
One of these things is not like the other! What do the Minnesota Wild and the Vancouver Canucks have in common? A Downward Spiral - "The Wild" They’ve both been in first place in the West this season. Fortunately for the Canucks, they are the ones who are much closer to that spot than the Wild are. The Canucks are a virtual lock to win the Northwest, so Minnesota is looking at the very best, a 4th place finish heading into the playoffs, but even that is unlikely. There are of course a few story lines going into Thursday night’s tilt from the Xcel Energy Centre. Let’s make no mistake, the story lines are I speak of are pretty huge, so let’s break them down faster than you can say Mikko Koivu Cooks with Miso. Oh Captain, My Captain The streak is sitting at 552 games for Henrik Sedin and it could very well come to a screeching halt Thursday. The Canucks’ captain was seen in a walking boot Wednesday and had a CT scan sometime in the afternoon. Coach Vee said the team is, “…still waiting
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