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Bieksa: Canucks have Kings “right where we want them”

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VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 26: Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on from the bench during their game against the Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena on October 26, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver won 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kevin Bieksa

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For a team down 3-0, the Vancouver Canucks are remarkably positive.* Henrik Sedin shared his belief that the Canucks are wearing the Los Angeles Kings’ defense down while Kevin Bieksa just Tweeted this amusing bit of optimism.

“Good re-group today for the boys! Lots of team bonding ... Got these guys right where we want them!!”

Maybe it just takes a special kind of optimism to be a member of this Presidents’ Trophy-winning Canucks team after that grueling 2011 Stanley Cup finals loss. Perhaps Vancouver merely remembers the Chicago Blackhawks’ near-comeback in last year’s first round quite vividly.

Either way, the Canucks are in a rare “Nothing to lose” situation, which might just make them dangerous (or charmingly delusional, you be the judge).

* - Then again, they might just have a healthy sense of whimsy.