Sedins Must Step Up Even More To Finish Season For Vancouver Canucks

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There are a few things that could be said about the Vancouver Canucks late in this 2013 NHL season. Vancouver is terrible on the power play and appears to want to cut ties with Roberto Luongo. The Luongo move may come sooner rather than later, but my focus right now is on the team’s offense. It has become necessary that the Sedin brothers do even more than what they are presently doing.

I’m not disputing how good Henrik Sedin and his brother Daniel Sedin are. Henrik has a team-high 31 points while Daniel leads the team with ten goals. The Canucks are in a battle for the Northwest Division title though, and having that third seed would be very important for the playoffs. I would love to see the two brothers find a way to score 25 points between them over the last 12 games of the regular season. I know that is nearly two a game, but this Vancouver team can’t score right now and that will kill them in the playoffs. The Canucks traded for Derek Roy on Tuesday which will definitely help.

You can only ride a goalie for so long, and Cory Schneider isn’t going to play over his head forever. The Sedins need to get in their teammates’ ears and even their own to find a way to make a run over the last number of games. I think Vancouver has a better chance of playoff success if they can win the division and get that No. 3 seed. The Sedins have been so close to a Stanley Cup before, and this year presents another chance for them to get that elusive title. They just need to crank up the scoring touch even more.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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