Survival Tip #2: Watch for Sedin’s Sake
As low as the NHL All-Stars have fallen, the event brings together the best ice hockey players on the planet. Daniel Sedin knows that too. He is the Vancouver Canucks’ all-time franchise leader in goals scored.
It will be fun to watch how the Pacific Division tries to survive the three-on-three portion. Here are your Pacific Division forwards.
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Funny how they only selected two centremen. That means that one winger will have to take the faceoffs.
It would be ridiculous of the league’s best players to make Daniel take the faceoffs. The poor guy is 35 years old, people. You saw how his brother Henrik was having trouble taking faceoffs with his lingering injury. Don’t you dare tell Dank to take the faceoff. Here’s Jaromir Jagr joking that he would rather be in the Bahamas than in Nashville this weekend. I don’t blame him.
On that note, it might not be so bad to have John Scott play with Daniel. Here are some reasons why.
- Ultimate line of “low-life” NHL-ers. Thank you, Mr. Potvin, of the Florida Panthers broadcast team. After he called the Sedins “low-lives,” it makes perfect sense to me why Daniel was chosen. The NHL wants a “low-life” competition.
- And let’s be fair to Scott. He is a big guy. He will probably take the faceoffs for Daniel. He better.
- Another pat on the shoulder for Scott. Should anyone pull off anything stupid on Daniel, John, our “brother in low-life-hood” should be successful in standing up for Dank’s sake.
As I have mentioned before, watching Daniel on the skills competition was my (one and only) favourite part of the competition. Let’s see if he can show off his accuracy shooting. I wonder if he can learn some moves on the shootout for Vancouver’s sake.
And finally, whenever a Sedin plays without his twin Sedin, it is always interesting to see how it plays out. I wonder if Scott’s brain might get fried after a couple of shifts of attempted Sedinery. Cherish the Sedinery while it’s here, folks.
It might not be a “survival tactic,” but it is one way to pass the week — to actually watch the All-Stars.
Next: Survival Tip #3: The Light at the End of the Tunnel