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Sedin twins regret not winning Stanley Cup for Vancouver

Published November 15, 2022 at 2:46 PM
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The Sedins regret not bringing Lord Stanley to Vancouver. Through 17 seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, they brought many cherished memories to a lot of fans. The twins were almost psychic, with the ability to no-look pass to where the other one was going and dominated the NHL with the cycle play. They won gold medals in 2006 at the Winter Olympics playing for Team Sweden and they won gold again in 2013 at the IIHF World Hockey Championship in Stockholm. But even though they gave the Vancouver Canucks blood, sweat and tears through 17 years they couldn't help clinch that fateful day in 2011 on Game 7.

"You play hockey to win championships, to win medals but when you're one game away from winning the whole thing..." -Daniel Sedin

The Boston Bruins were a gritty, strongly built team led by Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara, Brad Marchand, Tim Thomas and Milan Lucic in his prime. They were bruising the Canucks every game and by the end of it, Alexander Edler was playing with a broken hand, Ryan Kesler with a shattered hipbone, and Manny Malhotra with his abhorrent eye injury. The Canucks were tough, fiesty and electric in 2011 but they were no bar room brawlers. What was once ranked as an underdog team turned President champions and one game away from winning the Stanley Cup.

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I think every Canucks fan remembers where they were when Vancouver lost to the Boston Bruins 4-0 at home in Game 7. I was on the corner of Robson and Granville Street watching with the mass of fans on the gigantic big screen televisions. And in the ensuing riots of smoke and cinder afterwards my friends and I took refuge in a sushi restaurant and watched everything unfold on Global News. A lot of time has passed since that fateful day in 2011 and the team has gone through many changes. Bo Horvat is the only member on the Canucks that has played with anyone from the 2011 roster.

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Maybe the Sedins can still work their wonders now that they're part of the player developmental staff with the Vancouver Canucks. They've been excellent ambassadors and have donated so much of their time and money into charitable organizations it's hard not to like these guys. Here's hoping those regrets can be thrown to the wind in the next few years when the Canucks find their true potential and win their first ever Stanley Cup.

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Sedin twins regret not winning Stanley Cup for Vancouver

Who was your favourite 2011 Vancouver Canuck?

Sedin twins17536.6 %
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Ryan Kesler9419.7 %
Alex Burrows12125.3 %
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