I'm never one for conspiracy theories but watching the difference in the Sedin's in their NHL playoff performance and their World Championship Gold I have to ask, do you guys think the Sedin's and Edler threw the NHL playoffs to play for their country?
There is rampant speculation in this city that Vigneault has lost the team, these guys played with absolutely no inspiration in the playoffs, goto Europe and Henrik puts up 9 points in 4 games, Daniel puts up 6.
Is this the big ice? Maybe but they seem perfectly competent to put up numbers on smaller ice in the regular season and not the playoffs. I do understand that playoff hockey is a different beast but it seems like they have never truly been inspired to elevate their game in the playoffs.
Is it the skill level? for me this is a moot point, they beat an allstar Canadian team using current backup goaltenders, props to Entroth for his performace.
I've been a season ticket holder for 13 years, watched the Naslund/Bert era and the new Sedin era and I have to say I'm done with them as a fan. There's no way these guys win a cup and I've never gone there before but I really, really feel that these 3 gave up on a coach and system they are not happy with to go play for their country.