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Marc Methot will be marked man after hit on Henrik Sedin

Oct 11, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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Cory Schneider‘s strong performance – including a crucial stop on a penalty shot – will be the big story of the Vancouver Canucks’ 3-2 win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Still, that won’t linger in the minds of both teams (not to mention their fans) as much as Marc Methot’s hit on Henrik Sedin.

Kevin Bieksa essentially admitted that Methot will have to answer for that check when the two sides meet again.

“Hank’s a tough guy and he’ll take that for the team. But we’ll remember that.”

In case you’re wondering, the teams face each other three more times: Nov. 29, Dec. 13 and March 17. It’s safe to say that Methot’s evenings will be usually stressful on those occasions.

The Canucks need to make sure that this doesn’t become a trend among their opponents, though. This won’t be an easy start for Vancouver, but trying to play without Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler is a scary proposition. They earned their first win of the season on Columbus Day, but they might want to look at the big picture (i.e. “You will suffer intense pain if you take liberties with our stars”) if something similar happens in the future.

  1. sknut - Oct 11, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    This is rich two days after complaining about “Pierre Marc-the Butcher Bouchard” a Blue Jacket lays out a Canuck in a questionable manner. I hope the Blue Jackets like the irony.

    He may not be suspended but by Shanahan’s rationale he almost should be, PMB was an accident and this was a check from behind and he knew what he was doing.

  2. jpelle82 - Oct 11, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    maybe if henrik wasnt such a diver people would take this hit seriously. it just looks like henrik being henrik to me, flailing about and milking it near the bench for all to see

  3. 2qswing - Oct 11, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Not saying it wasnt a penalty but henrik acts like he got shot. a minute later he’s out there on the PP.
    HIS reputation as a diver is well estblished.

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