VANCOUVER — In an effort to latch onto anything sensational, many of the Vancouver media decided that Daniel Sedin saying “we will win Game 7” after the Canucks lost Game 6 Monday was a guarantee of victory in the finale of the Stanley Cup Final.
If that was a guarantee it was pretty subtle. And today after his team’s morning skate, Sedin better explained what he was trying to say.
“You know, that was probably me being excited and the words came wrong out of my mouth,” explained Sedin some seven hours before the puck was scheduled to drop for Game 7 at Rogers Arena. “What I said was, if we put our best game on the ice, I like our chances. That’s the way it’s been all year. When we play our best, we’re a tough team to beat. We show that at home.
“We like our chances.”
Sedin further explained that he and everyone in the Canucks’ room has to believe the same way.
Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault wasn’t distressed by Sedin’s declaration.
“What did you expect him to say?” asked Vigneault with a chuckle. “Come on, we’re in this to win. Daniel is one of our leaders on our group and he believes in the group and he expressed it. I think it’s a normal thing to do at this time.”