The Vancouver Canucks depend on two players more than any on their roster in Daniel and Henrik Sedin. Daniel Sedin leads the team with 12 points while Henrik has 10 assists for a Canucks team that is 8-3-2. While the team lost on Friday night, it wasn’t because of what the Sedins have been doing this year. That won’t change ever for the Canucks until the two decide to ride out into the sunset but there is something more I’m looking for.
The Sedins are now 32 years old and while it sounds amazing to think they have been in the National Hockey League for over a decade now, it is true. Vancouver was right on the doorstep of a Stanley Cup just a couple years ago and it would be terrible if the Sedins don’t at least win one title for Vancouver before their careers end. Daniel has just four goals while Henrik hasn’t scored a single goal at all this year. Those numbers need to change for both players soon.
The Canucks are a very good hockey team but without one or both of the Sedins scoring more, their chances of doing anything special go down. Right now, it looks like things are going just fine for the Canucks but how much longer can that last if the two doesn’t start producing even more? You can’t complain about a point a game because that should be the goal anyway but I would have expected more goal-scoring from those two by now. Time is drawing shorter and shorter each season on the Sedins, it’s time to go out and win a title.