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Henrik Sedin may be feeling a bit delusional

Apr 16, 2012, 8:28 AM EDT

Henrik Sedin, Jonathan Quick Getty Images

Seeing the Vancouver Canucks get shut out 1-0 by the L.A. Kings in Game 3 to go down 3-0 in their first round series is stunning. After all, they’re the Presidents’ Trophy winners and made it to the Stanley Cup finals last season.

With their backs fully against the wall now it’d be easy to not expect much from the Canucks from here on out. After all, the Kings have four more games to win one and end the series. Don’t tell that to Henrik Sedin though.

Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province finds out from Henrik he feels they’ve got the Kings right where they want them.

“We worked their D. They are starting to get tired. We are really working them hard in their end. It’s going to turn around.”

Perhaps Dustin Brown‘s monster hit on Henrik did more damage than previously thought.

It’s hard to believe what Sedin is saying since the Canucks are being worked over pretty good by Drew Doughty and Willie Mitchell and the Kings are doing just fine shutting down their offense.

The Canucks are going to have to do what the Philadelphia Flyers did to Boston back in 2010 and come all the way back from down 3-0 if they want to make the second round and with how locked in Jonathan Quick has been, it’s hard to see that happening. At least Henrik believes in his team.

  1. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 16, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    I think this series has been a lot closer than the 3-0 Kings lead would suggest, but LA has been the better team and they’re going to wrap this thing up pretty soon.

    • derekl1113 - Apr 16, 2012 at 10:53 AM


      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:05 PM

        You do realize that last night the Canucks were a post away from making that game very different, don’t you?

    • judahbenhur - Apr 16, 2012 at 1:42 PM

      Shouldn’t the #1 team play the #8 seed close? Good teams win close games, that’s what makes them good. It’s a 3-2 league, so most games are close. Should we point to Kings’ bare misses? Selective reasoning.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Apr 16, 2012 at 5:24 PM

        Just using that as an example to make the point that this series is much closer than the score would indicate to the guy who seems to find that idea hilarious.

  2. miketoasty - Apr 16, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    Thank you Vancouver for taking some of the heat off the Pens, both promising teams, both falling faster than the Hindenburg.

  3. babar61 - Apr 16, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    And thank you Pittsburgh for taking heat off of Vancouver. Especially crosby. He has created my new favorite sound bite. “what am I supposed to pick it up for him?!” “you could just skate away…” “yeah, we’ll I didn’t! I don’t like them!”

  4. cweez2 - Apr 16, 2012 at 10:06 AM

    “we’ve got them right where we want them”

    H. Sedin

    • oside760 - Apr 16, 2012 at 2:29 PM

      ya they definitely got the kings right where they wanted em. down 3-0. couldn’t ask for a better situation if ur a canucks fan……….. give me a break. that foo got leveled. deal with it. ur done

  5. 8spokedb - Apr 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    Neale and Asham should definitely be suspended. They are just two more players representing a classless organization that makes the dirtiest player in the league in Matt Cooke an alternate captain. Not to mention the same organization that kept cheap shot artist Ulf Samuelson on their roster for many years. And hypocritically complains at the drop of a hat if an opposing player breathes on one of their super stars.

    • meane56 - Apr 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM

      Let’s not forget they also employed the Cheap shot artist formerly know as Darius Kasparaitis!

    • derekl1113 - Apr 16, 2012 at 10:55 AM

      Amen, brother!

  6. comeonnowguys - Apr 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM

    To be fair, and I hate being fair to the Canucks, what do you expect him to say? “We’re ****ed?”

    • nobandwagoners - Apr 16, 2012 at 11:59 AM

      Exactly. Henrik is saying and presenting the position that all captains do when they’re staring down the barrel of elimination.

      At least people can’t (shouldn’t) say how “soft” he is after that game. He took that monster hit from Brown, took a shift off to understandably catch his breath (and his senses) and then played hard the rest of the game while the Kings tried to continually drive him through the boards or into the ice. How about that monster 2+ minute shift in LA’s end? And Henrik had no issue with the hit, calling it a clean one that he had no problem with. If nothing else, he deserves respect for that.

      (I understand that he won’t get it though but at least knowledgeable fans who actually watch games would have to tip their hats to him).

      • upyourstodd - Apr 16, 2012 at 2:40 PM

        Tip of the cap to Henrik for manning up last night after he got LEVELED. Guy is one of the most skilled players in the league, however, it is unfortunate that his (and Daniels) reputation took a hit with their unwillingness to get tough in the cup finals.

  7. supercoop8 - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Of course he is delusional the other half of his brain is concussed

  8. bigbluecrew420 - Apr 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    @ derekl1113

    Thanks for the quote from the last lady to see your junk. Some nurses can be soo cruel.

    Nucks in 7

    • oside760 - Apr 16, 2012 at 2:28 PM

      keep dreamin

  9. oside760 - Apr 16, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    lol that foo got ROCKED. i watched the whole thing and i jumped outta my seat and almost fell over the people in front of me i was so stoked

  10. thehighcountrybear - Apr 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    The fact of the matter is, the brothers Sedin are superb hockey players whose cerebral approach to hockey is a credit to all that is good in the game and sport generally. Unfortunately, hockey as it has evolved in the NHL is tantamount to rugby played at thirty miles an hour with thuggery cherished at a higher level than skill and finesse. In the playoffs, when the NHL should be showcasing the product for its virtues of skill and finesse, a bizarre and seemingly unethical transformation occurs in the manner in which the rules are administered; size and force delivered in near lethal manner take precedence over skill and finesse and are in fact nurtured by the NHL. It’s clear what attracts viewers to the product, which itself is simply a conduit to sell more beer, pizza and erectile dysfunction aids, is hockey’ violence which of itself, offers a catharsis benefitting fans who’ve never graced a sheet of ice while strapped into real hockey gear. While it is argued the Sedins disappear in the playoffs, reality suggests the NHL simply permits a change in the game permitting the lesser skilled and bigger player to dominate a game in which they would otherwise be lost were it administered according to its own rules!

    • blomfeld - Apr 17, 2012 at 11:41 PM

      an excellent analysis !

  11. fiddlerpaul - Apr 16, 2012 at 5:48 PM


    You are so right I can’t believe it. The game is screwed because of the way it is being called in the playoffs and so are the Canucks. They are more a skill team than a thug team. I love watching their totally expert puck handling abilities on display but it is getting them nowhere right now.

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