“I just need to be better. This is a tough league. All the best players in the world,” Granlund, 20, said. “[Being scratched is] not a place you want to me. You want to play every game. I think every player wants to play. All I can do now is work hard and try to get better.
“This is my first year here. I know now what kind of game it is. I just have to be better.
“This is a tough league. It’s not easy to play. It wasn’t easy to play in Europe, too. But here it’s more different. – better players, [less] ice. All I can do is work hard.
“That’s the biggest thing here. You don’t have that much space. You have to battle hard. There’s a lot of one-on-one battles. I know what it’s like now here and I just have to work on that on the ice.”
On the Sedins, Brodin said, “They’re strong on the puck and good to protect the puck, so you can’t go too hard on them. You have to always be ready for them.”
Zenon Konopka then chimed in: “Then you have to figure out which is which. That’ll probably be the hardest part.”
I'm seeing this as a potential trap game for the Canucks. Perhaps looking past the Wild at their long upcoming home stand. Hopefully they can keep their focus. Not surprised about Schneider starting -- a) he's "supposedly" our No 1 and, b) Luongo has been TERRIBLE at the Excel Centre. Hoping for an entertaining game at least.