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Don’t forget about Henrik Sedin and the Canucks

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With everyone’s focus on Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin and their East Coast race for the Rocket Richard trophy, it seems that Henrik Sedin and incredible season he’s having in Vancouver is going just a bit unnoticed.

Crosby, Ovechkin and even Steven Stamkos will fight to the last game for the goals lead in the NHL, yet Sedin has a chance to win the Art Ross with under 35 goals. It’s an incredible feat, and the fact that he’s done it most of the season without his brother Daniel is even more impressive.

It’s not just a matter of Sedin having a great season; the Vancouver Canucks are battling for position in the Western Conference. While they are unlikely to catch the San Jose Sharks for the top seed they still have a great chance to reach the No. 2 spot, especially with Chicago faltering.

Alex Burrows knows that they have a great chance at entering the playoffs playing their best hockey of the season, which is exactly what you’d want. From Ben Kuzma of The Province:

“It keeps you mentally sharp to keep preparing for every game,” said Vancouver Canucks winger Alex Burrows. “Washington has clinched first and is playing for nothing --; that’s not the way to go into the playoffs. We still have goals. We’re trying to get better and accomplish a few things.”

Is that a dig at the Capitals letting up a bit? Doubtful, but it’s a great point. The Capitals have nothing to play for, then need to enter the playoffs and start playing at the very best they can. The Canucks are going to be playing their best of the season. Which would you prefer?