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The Vancouver Canucks are hopeful left wing Daniel Sedin will be ready for the 1st round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
They're not scoring goals like they have with him, but the Vancouver Canucks are winning games. Going 4-0 since the Sedin hit by Duncan Keith versus the Blackhawks last week.
Sedin, 31, has collected a team-high 30 goals with 37 assists for the Canucks, who lost to Boston in the Stanley Cup finals last season.
It's risky to make projections with these things because one day the player just may not feel right, but he's going in the right direction, Gillis told The Vancouver Sun.
We're hopeful if things keep going the way they are that he'll be available (for the playoffs).
BEST OF MAXIM
From a gameday report at the Vancouver Canucks website Canucks.com.
Andrew Ebbett hasn't played for 3 months. He gets some game action tonight versus Calgary Flames.
With just four games remaining, Ebbett will get a chance to find his role in the lineup and get some game action in before the post-season and give the coaches just one more option on a very full roster.
Top 50 #Canucks friends to follow on Twitter
Every day this week NWSB has been posting 10 of the top 50 follows in #Canucks nation in no particular order. It kept me busy too. I almost had not time to fire out my Canucks All Access for the week.
But that is up to.
Notice someone important (like yourself?) not on the list?
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Second Star of the week for me! The Canucks Goaltending
Remember my goaltending rant in this column a few weeks ago?
In fact, just to make sure it never was mentioned again, I had my editor remove it from the sites history. This week, Luongo and Schneider put on a show. Each had a shutout in tough 1-0 wins, and Luongo stopped 38 shots in a 3-2 win against Colorado...
Friday Night Full of Stars
The Vancouver Canucks recent schedule has allowed them to play kingmaker in the race for the final playoff spots in the Western Conference.
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Vancouver Canucks Playoff Chances - Sports Club Stats
According to Sports Club Stats, it will be a team from the Pacific division.
Can't really say any of those teams scare me, though none will be easy.
If I had to rank them for preferability... Phx/LA/Dal/SJ?
Is it just me or are the Vancouver Canucks winning but still not getting any credit? Yes, it's been four in a row now and NWSB Insider Josh Hall says it's about time we trust the Captain Henrik Sedin. Who will start against the Dallas Stars Friday? Should it be Cory Schneider? He's the only one to beat them in three tries. Bah humbug to all you bandwagoners. Shame on you.
Canucks host the Not Out Flames Saturday night
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Backup goalie Cory Schneider made 43 saves, Chris Higgins scored short-handed and the Vancouver Canucks extended their domination of Colorado with a 1-0 victory Wednesday night over the fading Avalanche.
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Well this is good….
The Canucks can score. The Canucks can score on the powerplay. The Canucks can put together a pretty impressive winning streak.
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