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Henrik Sedin: “We haven’t been good enough”

Jan 19, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT

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Here’s something you don’t hear very often: the Sedins are slumping.

Henrik and Daniel – the past two Art Ross Trophy winners – have just three points each in their last five games.

And it’s not because they’ve been getting bad bounces either. The Canucks’ two best players have simply been downright…average.

“We haven’t been good enough,” Henrik said, as per The Province. “We haven’t even been close to our standards the last five games. It’s something we have to work on and it’s a hole we are going to have to work really hard to get out of.

“We know we are a big part of this team and it’s up to us to get something going here. Trust me, we know we aren’t good enough right now.”

The twins’ struggles have flown somewhat under the radar as most of Vancouver has been busy worrying about Ryan Kesler.

Henrik maintains it’s the last five games the twins have been subpar, but it goes at least one game further back. And that would be to – you guessed it – the Bruins-Canucks battle royal on Jan. 7.

Five-on-five, the twins were noticeably off against Boston. They couldn’t hold on to the puck. They were missing passes. And it’s been that way ever since.

Hmmm…maybe the big, bad B’s scared the Sedins into a slump.

But I doubt it.

“I think we’ve had this every season. When we work hard, we’re a good line, but when we don’t, we’re average,” Daniel said. “That’s what I’ve seen in the last five games. We’re not creating enough five-on-five.

“It sounds easy: ‘Just work hard.’ But it’s not always. It’s about getting in on the forecheck and getting to those loose pucks. That’s how we’re going to create chances. That really is what our line is all about.”

  1. bigtganks - Jan 19, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Safe to say both teams really got up for that game, and have slumped since then. Both teams only have 5 pts in the 5 games each since then…

    • elvispocomo - Jan 19, 2012 at 5:52 PM

      That was a pretty physically Me emotionally taxing game for both sides. When one part of you team drops, often so do other parts and its tough to right the ship.

      The All Star break should help both teams but the Bruins have a less favourable schedule going forward; more games in total and more road games particularly to deal with in the second half.

  2. haterzgonahate - Jan 19, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    if your Boston boner lasts more than 4 weeks please contact a doctor Brough

  3. tommytd - Jan 19, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    The Sedin twins are pussies.

    • pugsley927 - Jan 19, 2012 at 9:39 PM

      Very accurate statement

  4. blomfeld - Jan 19, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    “That really is what our line is all about” …

    true enough Daniel, but let us never forget that your line is also about this …

  5. bostonsfullofrats - Jan 20, 2012 at 1:05 AM

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