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Daniel Sedin will miss Game 1

Apr 11, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT

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A Swedish news site is reporting Daniel Sedin won’t play in tonight’s Canucks-Kings opener in Vancouver.

The site’s source? Sedin’s father, Tommy.

Tommy said his son suffered a headache after Monday’s practice, explaining why Daniel (concussion) skipped yesterday’s practice (though he did skate afterwards with the Black Aces.)

Without Daniel in the lineup, Mason Raymond is likely to move up to the first line with Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows, while Max Lapierre replaces Raymond on the second line, where he’ll play with Ryan Kesler and David Booth.

  1. amerika1313 - Apr 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    …but I thought Dr. Henrik said that his bro was “100 percent”! What gives, Doc?!?

    • cableguymike - Apr 11, 2012 at 12:54 PM

      Wishful thinking apparently. Anyone know if Keith is going to be playing in Game 1 for the Hawks…?

      • pepper2011 - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:04 PM

        Hopefully! maybe next time Daniel will think twice before dishing out what he can’t take; you don’t want to get hit in the head don’t hit someone in the head. I also love that nobody on vancouver went near keith, gutless as usual

      • danphipps01 - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:44 PM

        It’s almost like you actually believe he didn’t refuse to fight the three Canucks who challenged him because he’s a miserable coward.

      • comeonnowguys - Apr 11, 2012 at 2:36 PM

        A guy being challenged by a group of three guys be the one called a coward? Love that alternate Vancouver reality.

        Have Bieksa start a fight with a guy his size that doesn’t have his back turned, then we’ll talk.

      • salmon90 - Apr 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

        Does everybody think Bieksa is some huge guy or something? He’s at most 200lbs – probably realistically 190. He’s fought numerous guys bigger than him including Eager and Mayers among many others – go to Yes he fought Marleau last year but a) Marleau dropped his gloves b) Marleau’s bigger than he is so you’re smaller guy argument doesn’t hold water – can use the same for Stalberg who is also bigger even though that was all Bieksa who had just had enough of him chopping everyone down with his stick and not having to pay for his consequences.. So we can talk now right?

      • comeonnowguys - Apr 11, 2012 at 4:17 PM

        “who had just had enough of him chopping everyone down with his stick ”

        Ah yes. We have the “innocent unfairly persecuted” angle. The standard Canucks/Anti-Canucks circle has been completed.

      • kitshky - Apr 11, 2012 at 4:32 PM

        @comonnoguys … that was some of the finest (albeit irriating) circular logic I’ve seen on this site yet.

      • comeonnowguys - Apr 11, 2012 at 4:55 PM

        Does it really matter at this point? Is anybody on either side going to say something new about this?

        I was just pointing out that when the other team does something, it’s because they are bad, evil dirty people. And when a Canuck does something, I’ve seen it defended here as “well the other team was doing something, and it had to be stopped.”

        (Sound familiar? It’s the same kind of argument that gets scoffed at when Hawk fans point out Daniel tried to put Keith’s head in the glass.)

        But again… there we go with that debate. Again.

        I could point out the times Keith, not a fighter, had to jump in and go with people when the guys on the team that should have sat on their hands. That’s not exactly cowardly.

        Then in that very game, while refs were tied up away from the whistle, three guys grabbed Keith, and after some struggling, Burrows comes out fighting in his almost patented way–with a fistful of the other guys hair.

        You’ve seen Bieksa go with guys his size and bigger? Fine. I’ve seen him skate away from fair fights and go after guys not exactly proficient in it. Also fine.

        Not that it matters. After all I’m a clueless homer who thinks Keith should be sainted, and you’re the bulwark of hockey objectivity who sees him as a dirty coward. Round and round.

      • comeonnowguys - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:01 PM

        wow. Refs being “away from the whistle.” /facepalm

        So ready to go home for the day.

      • kitshky - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:06 PM

        No … I never said any of that. I quite respect Keith actually (team Canada anyone?) and continually said it was a dumb play by a great player. I give respect where respect is due. You guys on the other hand ….

        Every time the Canucks do anything they’re too soft and wimps or dirty cheap bastards, they win something and they havent won enough, they win scoring titles and its simply brushed off as “being satisfied with nothing special”. Even when they do nothing apparently they’re just “arrongant” and you just dont like the sound of their voices

        All I was pointing out was that regardless of what was said to you there you were going to make it negative … as always. It was circular logic,and frankly you were quite good at it. Own it.

      • comeonnowguys - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:39 PM

        Just because the entire argument goes in circles doesn’t mean the logic behind it is circular. It just means people involved aren’t going to change their minds and have way too much free time.

    • salmon90 - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:08 PM

      Who did Bieksa back down from? Just asking…. I watch most Canuck games and while he doesn’t fight a whole lot I never remember him backing down from a challenge. You brought up the argument that Bieksa only fights smaller guys and now this so interested to know if this is just another argument with no real basis.

  2. postfixer - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Must be that time of the month. I wouldn’t expect her to be 100% with all the cramps and bloating, and this is the playoffs.

  3. bcousy - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Congratulations on your exacta: knowing nothing about hockey + deep hatred of women. Hey, PHT, whatever happened to banning these idiots?

  4. jordthekid - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    I don’t understand how Canucks are considered pussies, ya they got their ass kicked by the Bruins, but if you watched the Canucks and Blackhawks series you knew the Nucks kicked the Blackhawks asses to the point the hawks were scared to even go in the corners. Now that’s a bunch of pussies

    • pepper2011 - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:55 PM

      • terminalcityhockey - Apr 11, 2012 at 3:02 PM

        Let’s take this completely out of context. This was the same period that Weise had a lengthy tilt with Horton. Thornton is the d-bag for breaking hockey protocol and going after him in the exact same period.

      • pepper2011 - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM

        Clearly by the Refs decision to penalize Weise as well; he heard the conversation. All he had to do is say next period or later, he chose to agree and then act like a *****. That is the way your team plays. He also did get jumped by your entire team, but he didn’t use that as an excuse; he simply said he had fought more than once in a period. That is why your fan base is so terrible you can’t even admit when your team acts like a bunches of idiots. The Sedins diving; kesler is dirty and dives, Burrows is dirty and he bites, Weise has no nuts, etc… Your team is soft and you make excuses for your team. Marchand doesn’t get a lot of calls in his favor because of the way he plays. Lucics reputation alone got him thrown out of the game. Did you ever think maybe if six of your players didn’t attack one Bruin then Weise wouldn’t have had a fight? oh say of burrows handled is own business.

      • cableguymike - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:44 PM

        Even McQuaid admitted that Weise had agreed to fight HIM and that Thornton jumped in like an idiot. I guess when you walk around with your hands covering your ears it’s easy to miss these things.

        I also like the fact that Thornton pretty much claimed that he had fought the entire Canucks bench prior to this incident. His definition of a fight must be very much different than mine. Or the rulebook for that matter.

      • pepper2011 - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:49 AM

        What are you talking about? Weise clearly agreed to fight Thornton- they were lined up together and the ref told them to wait for the puck. that is why he sent weise to the box. I don’t know what you are talking about in reference to McQuaid- I am betting Mcquaid said that Weise agreed to fight Thornton and didn’t, but I guess my hands were over my ears; since your weren’t can you show me a link to where is says that? no? oh!

      • cableguymike - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM

        This was posted previously, ya goof. Get your head out of your ass all ready.

      • pepper2011 - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:56 AM

        Oh, he said ‘let’s go’,” Thornton said after the game. “I don’t know if he was talking to me or someone else but [referee Dan O’Rourke] heard him and [referee Don] VanMassenhoven heard him and that’s why he went with me I’m assuming. I mean, you’ll have to ask him. But Donny said, “wait until the puck drops” and I said “of course”. I heard him say ‘we’ll go’, maybe he was talking to McQuaid or I have no idea. But, I thought it was, obviously thought it was go time.”

        so yeah sort of what you said- I hadn’t seen that, but can you really blame a guy who wants to go one on one with a guy who jumped him? … still a gutless move by weise but could anyone really expect anything different? how was keslers diving performance last night, he’s off his game a bit, didn’t get any calls.

      • pepper2011 - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM

      • pepper2011 - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM

        or this is what would have happened

    • comeonnowguys - Apr 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM

      You must be forgetting the previous few series against the Blackhawks then.

  5. kitshky - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    Wow they really wanna screw Duncan Keith eh…

    (and @pepper201 …you’re an idiot.)

    • pepper2011 - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:51 PM

      • pepper2011 - Apr 11, 2012 at 1:53 PM

        head is initial point of contact
        was Daniel suspended?

      • kitshky - Apr 11, 2012 at 2:19 PM

        First of all your Weise / Thorton “evidence” has already been cleared up… by Marchand

        Secondly, thats a high shoulder half a second after the Keith played the puck. Happens a couple times every game that’s played, not saying it couldnt have been a 2 min penalty… but nothing more, which it wasnt. If that was related in any way to Keiths hit on Daniel then Duncan should have got 10 games for premeditation.

        Thirdly, you are the epitome of just letting someone hang themselves. Keep talking you’re just proving that I was right …you’re an idiot.

      • cableguymike - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:54 PM

  6. johnnyru131 - Apr 11, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Anytime a team has a “HAIR PULLER” on it, they CANNOT be tough. Canucks will lose in the playoffs once again. Funny how the Hawks beat the Nucks 2 out of the last 3 years in the playoffs aNd the Hawks only loss to the Nucks came in 7 games, that the Nucks fans think they’re so tough and good. When the Hawks had Byfuglien, you guys were scared of the hawks and couldn’t move that brick wall. Hawks will go further in the playoffs than the Nucks this year and good chance they meet in 2nd round.

    • cableguymike - Apr 11, 2012 at 6:01 PM

      Hahahahaha. You must hang out with Dan Carcillo.

  7. bensawesomeness - Apr 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    i thought the Black Aces was a Detroit thing – is that what everyone calls theirs?

    • kitshky - Apr 11, 2012 at 2:21 PM


  8. xxr3s1nxx - Apr 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    • salmon90 - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:00 PM

      So on the same forum only about 10 comments away we have a Canuck player (Bieksa) getting bashed for beating up guys who are ‘softer than him’ and then we see anti-Canuck fans praising guys (Marchand) who beat up guys who are ‘softer.’ I wonder why there are so many disagreements on here?

      • cableguymike - Apr 11, 2012 at 6:04 PM

        Whoa, whoa, WHOA!! Did you just use logic?!

        GET OUT!!!

  9. davebabychreturns - Apr 11, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Wow, a comment section full of nonsensical garbage or blatant trolling, and fans attempting in earnest to respond seriously to it.

    Must be day one of the playoffs..

    • kitshky - Apr 11, 2012 at 4:34 PM

      Guilty as charged… //sheepish look

      (Ima lil excited!)

    • govtminion - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:07 PM

      Yeah, because the site isn’t NORMALLY full of that kind of stuff. 😉

      • davebabychreturns - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:26 PM

        Hah. Yeah there’s always an element of that but these day’s the site is full of it (and people who normally know better seem to fall for it, too).

        Post an article about the Penguins, Canucks, Bruins etc and you have a guaranteed mess on your hands in the comments section.

      • comeonnowguys - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:41 PM


        Yeah, I hate myself, too.

  10. mervsvikes - Apr 11, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Great, another excuse for the Russians…er…the Canucks to use. And before you all get your over-entitled knickers in a knot, I know you’re perfect and never do anything wrong.

    • cableguymike - Apr 11, 2012 at 6:03 PM

      So how many Russians do the Canucks have on their team? Don? Is that you?

  11. mervsvikes - Apr 11, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    My personal favorite part of the whole Canucks/Anti-Canucks thing is that it always ends with the Canucks fan attempting to declare his victory by calling himself smart and the other person and idiot. They are like political left wingers…they think that by insulting someone’s intelligence they win.

    • salmon90 - Apr 11, 2012 at 4:49 PM

      you’re an idiot

    • comeonnowguys - Apr 11, 2012 at 5:30 PM

      You know, I was just thinking, “You know what Canuck/Anti-Canuck threads have been missing? More political rhetoric!”

      OK, now I’m REALLY ready to go home for the day.

      • kitshky - Apr 11, 2012 at 7:31 PM

        iwillnotgetsuckedintopoliticsagain …iwillnotgetsuckedintopoliticsagain …iwillnotgetsuckedintopolicitsagain…

        Ok whew, Im good… can it just be 7:30 already!?

  12. crusty14 - Apr 11, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Hey salmon90, for the record I just looked up bieksa’s stats, and he is listed at 206 lbs. I would have thought a real nucks fan should have known that.

  13. mervsvikes - Apr 11, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Russian = dirty when the ref isn’t looking, not keen on physical altercations, love verbal altercations, easy to go down, hell bent on agitating a team until they snap on you then run so you can have a PP, very skilled until hit with adversity, I guess the Russians do have a couple championships to their name though.

  14. mervsvikes - Apr 11, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Russians also tend to blame losing on their goalie, the other team being mean, or the referees being biased.

  15. haterzgonahate - Apr 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    i see this troll picnic is already at capacity


  16. johnnyru131 - Apr 11, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    Canucks Stanley Cups? Oh that’s right, zero!

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