It would be awesome to see the Sedins re-sign like Fisher

Discussion in 'Vancouver Canucks' started by 12u55, Nov 3, 2018.

View Users: View Users
  1. 12u55

    12u55 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    54
    Location:
    vancouver
    I rarely post on here, but man... I know it’s a pipe dream, but if we’re still in the playoff race later in the season, I really hope the Sedins consider coming back one last time like Fisher did with the Preds. Petterson is something special and they should have stuck around to play at least one year with him.
     
  2. F A N

    F A N Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Messages:
    6,906
    Likes Received:
    525
    Trophy Points:
    139
    I'm not sure if the Sedins would make the Canucks better at this point. If Horvat and Pettersson are anchoring the 1st and 2nd lines, the Sedins don't really have a fit on this team.
     
    DonnyNucker and pettersson like this.
  3. 12u55

    12u55 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    54
    Location:
    vancouver
    I always thought at their age now, they would be perfect 3rd liners. There’s times when older players get rejuvenated with young players. My primary example would be Sakic when Duchene was drafted. I believe Sakic hit somewhere around 90.
     
  4. 12u55

    12u55 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    54
    Location:
    vancouver
    Of course it’s a pipe dream, we won’t make the playoffs and the Sedins will remain retired.
     
  5. F A N

    F A N Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2005
    Messages:
    6,906
    Likes Received:
    525
    Trophy Points:
    139
    The problem is that the Sedins have slowed down to a point where they have become more or less defensive liabilities. The Canucks want to play a fast and skilled game and the Sedins aren't fast.
     
  6. 12u55

    12u55 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    54
    Location:
    vancouver
    I do think losing did take a toll on them mentally to go along with a lot of poor management decisions that didn’t help. The defence now is atrocious watching Pouliot bobble the puck almost every play. Keep in mind, they did light it up for their last game at home. They were motivated and they turned back the clock.
     
  7. Intangibos

    Intangibos High-End Intangibos

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    6,168
    Likes Received:
    735
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    Burnaby
    To be fair that could be because they were trying to play an offensive game and cheating. The Sedins have always been puck control players and if they focused on the defensive aspect of the game they could probably retrieve the puck in the defensive zone and move it up the ice while putting up low point totals. Let them be PP specialists with Pettersson.

    It's moot though because we will not be in the playoff race, nor do I think the Sedins would have any interest in doing this. They would have to change their game entirely and that takes time.
     
  8. Brock Boeser

    Brock Boeser Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2013
    Messages:
    2,258
    Likes Received:
    132
    Trophy Points:
    81
    They’d be more effective than every forward bar our 3 young guns. PP2 would get a boost as well.
     
    Lonny Bohonos and 12u55 like this.
  9. 12u55

    12u55 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    54
    Location:
    vancouver
    I agree it’s not going to happen. But to think of the line up possibility with the Sedins, adding Hughes at the end of his college season, and possibly Juolevi jumping in if he grows as a player in the A. It really doesn’t sound bad.
     
  10. Billy Kvcmu

    Billy Kvcmu Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Messages:
    12,245
    Likes Received:
    1,970
    Trophy Points:
    141
    Location:
    West Vancouver
    Yes...but I really doubt they will have the engine to not be liabilities defensively now after not having their usual schedule this summer
     
    Bitz and Bites likes this.
  11. Bonose

    Bonose Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    500
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Victoria
    One of those things is much closer to reality than the other.
     
  12. Mr. Canucklehead

    Mr. Canucklehead Kitimat Canuck

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2002
    Messages:
    28,466
    Likes Received:
    1,209
    Trophy Points:
    214
    Location:
    Kitimat, BC
    Awards:
    I’d love to see the Twins back for another ride, but they both seem very content with their post-hockey lives, spending time with their families and doing things they were contractually not allowed to do as NHL players - such as skiing.

    The team is headed in a new direction now, lead by guys who learned from their lead such as Horvat and Boeser.
     
    THE Green Man likes this.
  13. krutovsdonut

    krutovsdonut holy makarov!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2016
    Messages:
    6,113
    Likes Received:
    1,651
    Trophy Points:
    94
    i think the sedins right now would disrupt the team not help it, especially in terms of flow, and they would take away ice time from guys who need and deserve it. i don't think it's a coincidence the team is emerging right now with all the defensive babysitters injured. the younger players are relishing the chance to do it themselves. i doubt it is sustainable for long right now, but the swagger and willingness to slug it out is what we want to encourage.
     
  14. VanJack

    VanJack Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2014
    Messages:
    10,149
    Likes Received:
    1,070
    Trophy Points:
    124
    You have to appreciate that in the last year of their careers, the Sedins were getting sheltered minutes with offensive zone-starts and ample pp time on Newell Brown's rejuvenated pp. Their d-zone stats were awful. They just couldn't be effective third line players if they were to come back.

    Mike Fischer on the other hand could easily slot into a 3-4 line center position with the Preds, taking d-zone faceoffs and killing penalties. So the reality is, there just wouldn't a role for the Sedins on the current version of the Canucks.
     
    THE Green Man and Pump n Dump like this.
  15. Bonose

    Bonose Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    500
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Victoria
    I think they would affect our style of play too. Great to see the hustle from the kids. I do see us competing for a spot in the show though especially considering the points we’re racking up while having all these injury issues.
     
  16. krutovsdonut

    krutovsdonut holy makarov!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2016
    Messages:
    6,113
    Likes Received:
    1,651
    Trophy Points:
    94
    if they compete for the playoffs into next year, i think it will be with help from the babysitters and playing tight hockey. the way they played last night is not going to cut it in january.
     
  17. Bonose

    Bonose Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    500
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Victoria
    Of course, we’ll need those guys back to be more balanced. It’s all about having a balanced group.
    That elusive middle ground.
     
  18. StreetHawk

    StreetHawk Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2017
    Messages:
    2,645
    Likes Received:
    587
    Trophy Points:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    I don’t think they would match up too well since sutter plays the 3C role and he gets the matchup with the top lines.

    Can’t imagine the sedins against McDavid, MacKinnon, monahan and doing well against that speed.
     
  19. dim jim

    dim jim Passing the Torch

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Messages:
    53,962
    Likes Received:
    4,113
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Come on Bonose after the pack it in tankers comment last year, just don’t even go there. Enjoy the season, like I am and stop thinking about things like the playoffs.
     
  20. Bonose

    Bonose Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    500
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Victoria
    What’s wrong with hoping for playoffs?
     
  21. dim jim

    dim jim Passing the Torch

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Messages:
    53,962
    Likes Received:
    4,113
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Nothing wrong with it all, I’m hoping for the playoffs too. Saying it’s realistic though after what happened last year seems like you haven’t learned your lesson.
     
  22. yvrtojfk

    yvrtojfk Registered User Sponsor

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2016
    Messages:
    2,072
    Likes Received:
    592
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Canada
    Nah fam.
     
  23. krutovsdonut

    krutovsdonut holy makarov!

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2016
    Messages:
    6,113
    Likes Received:
    1,651
    Trophy Points:
    94
    the playoffs is probably more realistic than 31st and hughes right now. both are definitely a stretch, but between the changing of the guard in the pacific, the play of young guys so far, and the quality of the babysitters, i think we'll be closer to the playoffs than 31st.

    let's hope that aqualini does not get over excited and makes us buyers again.
     
  24. Bonose

    Bonose Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    500
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Victoria
    What’s the lesson? Not to be be optimistic?
    Would it be beyond your wildest dreams? To make the show? Just can’t see it, eh?
     
  25. 12u55

    12u55 Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2007
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    54
    Location:
    vancouver
    I’ve played sports all my life and from my personal experience there’s definitely a psychological aspect that comes in play on a winning team or losing team. To think about it, after 2-3 years of straight losing, travelling, and being around AHL quality players they had enough. They probably thought this year would be the same and let the young guys play and be with their families. If you watch their last game at home, they were flying. For 82 games I don’t think they keep up that pace but they still would have enough in tank to be effective. I’m sure it has crossed their minds that they made a mistake by retiring. Would love to see them in the playoffs one more time!
     

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"