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from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province, Is Luongo a playoff goalie? At times. There was the 54 saves against the San Jose Sharks in Game 5 last year. There was the overtime stop in Game 7 of Round 1 off of Patrick Sharp. There were two shutouts in the Stanley Cup finals.
There was also the six goals he gave up to Chicago in Game 4, the eight goals he gave up to Boston in Game 3 of the Finals, and there was Game 6 in that same series, where Luongo never gave his team a chance.
He is the Jekyll & Hyde of goalies. If he was a nursery rhyme, he’d be the little girl with the little curl. When he is good, he is very, very good. But when he is bad, he is horrid.
He’s dependent on rhythm and has grappled with his head space. There are those long walks along the seawall are about. And there was March, when he needed a week off to reset himself. He was strained and stressed in one of the more meaningless months the Canucks have had in three years.
On a sidenote, Daniel S...
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Daniel Sedin was a no-show at the Vancouver Canucks' workout Tuesday morning, then skated with teammates after practice.
Sedin, out with a concussion since March 21, was expected to take part in his second practice before Wednesday's first-round playoff series opener against the Los Angeles Kings.
He was injured when he took an elbow in the head from Chicago defenseman...
Vancouver Canucks star Daniel Sedin has been ruled out for Game 1 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings.
Sedin, who leads the Canucks with 30 goals, missed the last nine games of the regular season after suffering a concussion in late March.
"There is nothing new to report. Obviously he's not going to play tonight," Vancouver coach...
Vancouver Canucks leading scorer Daniel Sedin has returned to practice after missing nine games with a concussion.
Sedin was on the ice Monday before his teammates began their scheduled practice and remained with them, although there was no indication he would be ready to play when the Canucks open the playoffs Wednesday against the Los Angeles Kings.
Sedin led Vancouver with 30...
VANCOUVER, Canada -- Greetings from Vancouver, where only one of the Sedin twins was on the ice for the Canucks game-day skate in advance of Wednesday nights first-round playoff opener against the Kings.
Coach Alain Vigneault said afterward that Daniel Sedin, who has a concussion, won't play Wednesday. "This is a unique injury and you have to take it day by day," he...
from the CP at TSN, Daniel Sedin was a no-show at the Vancouver Canucks practice Tuesday morning.
Sedin, out with a concussion since March 21, was expected to take part in his second practice before Wednesday’s first-round playoff series opener against the Los Angeles Kings.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger C-Mac chimes in with his thoughts on the disgrace that was game 1 of the Western conference quarter finals last night in Van City. Fun times ahead? He can't see Daniel Sedin ready to come back following some less than promising reports on post-practice headaches, so the team needs to focus on staying with five-on-five play in which they...
Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin returned to practice Monday after missing nine games with a concussion."He's 100 percent now," said twin Henrik Sedin after practice Monday.Daniel Sedin led Vancouver with 30 goals before being elbowed by Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith on March 21. Keith was suspended five games for the hit."We'll see how...
The Flying V's own Kevin Vanstone is back with a new feature counting down the wins to lifting Lord Stanley's mug for the Vancouver Canucks. While they now sit 1 game down to the Los Angeles Kings in the West Quarterfinal, Kevin says they are NOT on track to winning hockey's holy grail. Things could change though after Game 2. Will Daniel Sedin be back to partner with...
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The Vancouver Canucks ended their second straight season with a Presidents’ Trophy yet the feeling before the playoffs this year is dramatically different from the unwavering confidence of last spring.
Last year the Canucks dominated the regular season, placed top 5 in nearly every team stat, and had a number of players win major trophies.
Not so much this...
It's a 1st round picks column. (also, if you read this Wednesday, be sure to join my playoff pool)(1) Vancouver Vs (8) Los Angeles KingsI really like Vancouver as a team. The Sedins are great players, as is Ryan Kesler. They have a very strong 6-7 man deep defense, and a goaltending duo that rivals any in the NHL. Vancouver was the best team all season, and a worthy winner of...
Playoffs start tonight and here are my picks for the first round.
Vancouver vs LA
Homerism will prevail here no matter what but this series comes down to two elements: can Vancouver's defesne withstand the pounding the large LA forwards will deliver and can Quick win the games for LA while they continue to figure out how to score?
Intangibles: Daniel Sedin, Jeff Carter...
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By Adam Graham (@adam_graham)
Your time is now.
It’s a common and somewhat overused phrase we hear a lot when it comes to our lives and the opportunities in front of us.
Whether it comes from a song or a motivational speaker of some sort, it rings true in almost any aspect of life, and it couldn’t ring any truer when it comes to the opportunity that...
Can we just get going already…
It’s been a long hard road, but we’ve finally arrived at Game 1 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs. If you’ve been around since Game 1 of the regular season, good for you. You are officially a better person than any kind of bandwagoner.
It would be quite a shame to let the journey so far go to waste, so the Canucks better do the 5 things I’m...
LA KINGS 40-27-1595 pts, 8th in Western Conference, 13th in NHLvsVANCOUVER CANUCKS51-22-9111 pts, 1st in Western Conference, 1st in NHL
Regular Season Series Tied 2-2
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