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Sedin continued his early-season magic with brother Daniel and winger Radim Vrbata on Friday, tallying a pair of assists in a win over Edmonton.
The Canucks' top line has now combined for a whopping 17 points in their first three games with the twins looking like their old selves alongside Vrbata, who departed Arizona to sign in Vancouver this summer. If the trio can show they're capable of producing like this at least somewhat consistently against teams other than the lowly Oilers -- who the Canucks have played twice already -- then Sedin and his brother could prove to be two of the bigger fantasy steals this season.
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Sedin supplied a goal and assist in Saturday's shootout win over the Oilers.
Sedin found the net for his second goal of the season in the waning seconds of the first period, when he tipped in a shot from brother Daniel to cut the Canucks' deficit to one. After seeing his iron man streak come to an end last season due to a leg injury, a healthy Sedin looks rejuvenated so far in 2014-15. He's collected four points through the Canucks' two games.
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Sedin recorded a goal and an assist in Wednesday's season-opening win over the Flames.
Sedin looked like vintage Sedin on Wednesday, assisting on Radim Vrbata's game-winning goal in the second period and logging 18:38 of ice time. Henrik also added an empty-net goal and was credited with a team-high three blocked shots. If the Canucks hope to return to the postseason, they will need a big bounce back season from Sedin and his brother. Fantasy owners couldn't have asked for much of a better start from Sedin, but it's an 82-game season, and don't forget Henrik started strong in 2013-14 before falling off completely.
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Sedin finished the preseason with six assists in four games.
Sedin impressed on the top line alongside newcomer Radim Vrbata, assisting on all three of the former-Coyote's preseason goals. Vrbata found instant chemistry with the Sedin twins, finishing off a couple perfect passing plays from the two Swedish brothers. With a new sniper on his wing, Henrik is almost sure to improve on the lackluster 11 goals and 50 points he recorded in 2013-14.
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Sedin put on a clinic in Friday's preseason win over Calgary, recording three power-play assists in 22:07 of ice time.
Sedin was an assist machine against the Flames, dishing out perfect passes left, right and center. Sedin combined with brother Daniel on a magnificent passing play in the third period that led to linemate Radim Vrbata's first goal with the Canucks. Sedin only managed 50 points last season, but with the addition of Vrbata and a culture change in Vancouver, it's fair to assume Sedin will bounce back in a big way in 2014-2015.
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The Vancouver Canucks have interviewed Mike Johnston as they search for a new head coach.
Johnston has been the GM and coach for the last five year with the highly successful Portland Winterhawks of the WHL. Before that he was an assistant coach with Vancouver under Marc Crawford. "He has done an excellent job the last five years with Portland," new appointed GM Jim Benning said. "They play an up-tempo, skilled game and he has a history with the Canucks and the organization, so he understands the market. He is going to be a candidate. . .He coaches the style we want our team to play. The interview went well."
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Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning doesn't want a coach that's a yeller and screamer.
In other words, not someone like former Canucks bench boss John Tortorella. Instead, he wants someone that's a teacher and he's previously expressed a desire to employ a coach that promotes an up-tempo, skilled game. Texas Stars coach Willie Desjardins might prove to be a good fit in Vancouver for those reasons, but the Stars are in the Calder Cup Final, so he can't interview for the job yet.
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The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly signed Jim Benning to a multi-year deal to serve as their new general manager.
The signing of Benning will be announced on Friday. Benning is a former player that scored 52 goals and 243 points in 605 career games with Toronto and Vancouver. He joined the Boston Bruins in 2006 as their assistant general manager and helped them win the Stanley Cup in 2011. He's also been one of the reasons for the Bruins sustained success and was regarded as a possibility for the Buffalo Sabres' general manager gig before it went to Tim Murray.
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Boston Bruins assistant general manager Jim Benning might be selected as the Vancouver Canucks' next general manager this week.
Benning was also in the running for the GM job in Buffalo before it went to Tim Murray. "That's what happens when you have success," Bruins president Cam Neely said. "Teams look at other organizations that have success and start inquiring about your management group. It's something that a lot of good organizations have had to deal with over time and we are dealing with that right now." It's worth emphasizing that nothing's official yet.
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Henrik Sedin ended the season with 50 points while twin brother Daniel had 47.
The Sedins were thought to each have a shot at 100 points before the start of the season so needless to say, the combined total of 97 is very disappointing to fantasy owners and their lack of production was a big reason why the Canucks are on the outside looking in at the playoffs. Look for a comeback season from the twins in 2014-15.