Ryan Kesler Almost Flew Away to Philadelphia

January 15th, 2011 by Kyle Bhawan Leave a reply »
The Vancouver Canucks are enjoying a solid a first half of the 2010-2011 NHL season, sitting alone at first place overall. Much of the success can go to the solid play of the dynamic duo in net with Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider.

You could also point the finger to the Sedins for the Canucks sudden uprise. Both are on pace for 100-plus point seasons and chip in almost every game. From the first line to the last defensive pairing, this Canucks roster is deeper then any team in the league, and the emergence of second-line center Ryan Kesler might just give this club the extra kick it's been needing to get over that playoff bump.

Ryan Kesler has been the focus of this year's Canucks and seems to be making a name for himself around the league by being selected to the  2011 All-Star team alongside teammates Henrik and Daniel Sedin. His play has been taken to the next level.

With already 24 goals in just 43 games, the Michigan native is just two goals shy of his career high of 26. His offensive outburst hasn't taken away from his always sturdy defensive game play. He is always a threat on the penalty kill and has been tenacious on his for-checking. ...

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