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Sedin twins to be split up tonight?

Feb 7, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT

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The struggling Sedin twins could be split up for tonight’s Canucks-Predators game in Nashville, reports Jason Botchford of The Province.

At this morning’s skate, Henrik centered a line between Byron Bitz and Mason Raymond while Daniel was with Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows.

Given the Canucks are 8-2-2 in their last 12 games, now might seem like a curious time for coach Alain Vigneault to shake things up. But not if you’ve been watching the games. The Sedins haven’t been themselves for almost a month. If not for some spectacular goaltending and the emergence of rookie Cody Hodgson, Vancouver’s 8-2-2 record could be 2-5-5.

Vigneault says he’ll use the afternoon to think about whether he’ll actually go with the new lines. Perhaps it’s just a motivational ploy. Nothing like taking a hard Byron Bitz pass off your ankle to scare a guy straight.

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

  1. BurkieInBoston - Feb 7, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    Wow when did Bitz sign w/Canucks? Glad we didn’t have to see him last Cup Finals. Great fighter w/B’s. Hopefully he’ll chokeslam Burrows & LaPierre in practice … or something?

  2. danphipps01 - Feb 7, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    That top line doesn’t sound like it’ll be scoring much…

  3. blomfeld - Feb 7, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    KNOWING ME … KNOWING YOU …

    It’s about time these two inseparable weirdos were split up, eh ? :)

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