Vancouver Canucks: So who becomes the Sedins Line Mate?

November 21st, 2009 by Nucks IceMan Leave a reply »

As I donned my coach’s hat last night and started to think of the return of Daniel Sedin to the lineup on Sunday, I began to contemplate, "who is best suited to play on that line?" There are certainly no shortage of players that have earned that right, like Mikael Samuelsson and Mason Raymond.

Samuelsson is second in goals on the Canucks with nine (18 pts) and Raymond is third with eight (14 pts). Both have been playing at the top of their game and each provides a different aspect to it.

Raymond’s going to add a bit more speed than Samuelsson, and Mikael is better at digging the puck out the corner, stronger in front of the net with his size, and you know when he gets in position he’s going to be shooting.

Now this brings up some more food for thought, such as who and what do the other duals look like?

It has been mentioned many times by Coach Alain Vigneault that he feels lines are ...

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