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Sedins want to get back to ‘being unpredictable and trying things’

Sep 5, 2014, 10:19 AM EDT

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The Sedin twins are only pointing fingers at themselves for what happened last season in Vancouver, where their offensive production fell off a cliff and the Canucks missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

“It was our fault,” Daniel Sedin told The Province. “You can’t blame anyone else, but we have to get back to trying things, being unpredictable and trying things. We’ve got to get that cycling back and produce like the top guys do on every team.”

Others, like new president of hockey ops Trevor Linden, have pointed the finger at former coach John Tortorella, arguing the Sedins were miscast in 2013-14.

But regardless of who was to blame, the Sedins seem to have come to the conclusion that creativity and unpredictability are their strengths — not blocking shots or dumping and chasing — so that’s what they’ll be focusing on under new coach Willie Desjardins.

“It’s trusting your instincts and it’s making the extra play,” said Henrik, “where some of the fans and coaches maybe go crazy a little bit, but that’s why we’ve been producing.”

Related: Sedin admits plan to contribute more defensively may have backfired

  1. upyourstodd - Sep 5, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Bring back Joe Yerdon!

  2. blomfeld - Sep 5, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    “It was our fault” … Daniel Sedin

    This is known as personal ‘accountability’ and for that a tip of the hat is in order !

    Bra sagt Daniel och lycka till du denna kommande säsong ! … kamrat Blomfeld :)

  3. spitfisher - Sep 5, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    “Turtleling” isn’t unpredictable….

    • imleftcoast - Sep 5, 2014 at 3:57 PM

      Not including ‘sisters’ in the standard troll comment is a shocker. Could we get a poll on whether PHT should ban posting comments that include music videos from when somebody didn’t need Dr. Porkenheimer’s Boner Juice?

      • blomfeld - Sep 5, 2014 at 4:36 PM

        Excellent post Imleftcoast !

      • imleftcoast - Sep 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

        Excellent example of hockey knowledge. Scottttttttttttt.

  4. globalwheeling - Sep 5, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    whether you like, hate or are indifferent to this team the one thing that has stood out is the way the players have accepted responsibility for last season with some class. It would be easy for the players to blame the coaching style or the trades that were made but instead we have seen an element of unity with what has happened and what needs to change to get back on the path to where they were prior to the SCF run in 2011. I see positive things for this team over the next few years and whilst this won’t include the highs of a SCF or even the playoffs (though you never know) it will be just as exciting to see them improve over time.

    • imleftcoast - Sep 5, 2014 at 9:09 PM

      Last year was humiliating, and that’s saying a lot for team coached by Bill LaForge at one time.

  5. Wineshard - Sep 6, 2014 at 3:25 AM

    The Sedins are the classiest guys in the NHL.

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