Saturday, May 14, 2011
Down to the Final Four
With the Conference Finals ready to go tonight, Dirty Dangle previews the four remaining teams to see who their studs and duds are, as well who has been a nice surprise for them.
Ryan Kesler has been the top dog for the Canucks. With 5 goals and 10 assists so far he has been the main offensive force, but has maintained his Selke form and ranks 5th out of all players in hits with 42. He was dominant against Nashville and is the Canucks Conn Smyth candidate right now.
Christian Ehrhoff has been a rock on D for the Canucks these playoffs and sits 2nd in defence scoring this playoffs with 9 points in 13 games. He is a UFA at the end of the season, so he will be motivated to have a great playoffs and increase his payday in the offseason. Will he resign with the Canucks?
Late to the dance:
The Sedin twins have played OK, but you would expect them to be over a point a game in the playoffs. Daniel has 10 points and Henrik has 9 points in 13 games. The glaring stat is that they are both minus 8.
Mikael Samuelsson has one goal in 11 games so far and now appears to be injured for the start of the series. He will have to step up his game if the Canucks hope to be raising the Cup this year.
Posted by Dirty Dangle at 3:49 PM