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In this week’s edition of “Ask Katie Canucks about the Canucks”, Katie tackles questions from teacher Lisa VanDalfsen’s Grade 6 class at Promontory Heights Elementary Community School in Chilliwack.
Q: If the Sedin twins had to be separated which one would you keep and why?
Katie: Well now that Henrik Sedin has been named Captain, I guess we’d have to get rid of Daniel! Also, Henrik is clearly the better-looking of the two.
Q: When are the Canucks going to win the Stanley Cup?
Katie:I’ve been asking this question for many, many years. This year, however, the Canucks are the pick by the Hockey News to win the Stanley Cup! Let’s hope they’re right.
If you were the Canucks’ coach, what are the first three things you would do? (About what, I’m not sure where the kids were going here, but I’ll give it a go.)
Katie:1) Quit; 2) Give Pat Quinn my job; and 3) Move in with Taylor Pyatt.
Seriously though. I would practice shootouts. This is something Coach Vigneault chooses not to practice, but it’s clearly something he should work on with the team. I would also keep Samuelsson with the Sedins on the PP, instead of Kesler like he tried against the Kings.
Q: How do you choose the best captain?
Katie: I think a combination of leadership skills on and off the ice, skill, and respect from your teammates and community service are big factors in Vancouver when it comes to choosing the right captain. However, nowadays being able to deal with the media (especially in Vancouver) is a very important aspect to the Canucks organization, which is a big reason why Henrik Sedin got the C and Kesler didn’t.
Q: Sid or Ovi?
Katie: Crosby. That guy is all class. Even though Ovechkin is a very entertaining player, he acted like a spoiled child (no offence, kids) during the Olympics, and I lost a lot of respect for him.
What do you think was the single best play last season?
Katie: Probably Daniel Sedin’s between the legs goal against Calgary last April. In the playoffs, Luongo’s goal-line save against the LA Kings when he flipped on his stomach to swipe the puck out of the crease was also an INSANE play. Just an incredible thing to watch over-and-over again on Youtube.
Q: Who do you think is best goalie in the NHL?
Katie: I’m going to be biased here and say Luongo. Just because I can, and because I saw the old Luongo creeping back last game against the Kings. His confidence is returning without the pressure of being captain, and he has what it takes to lead this team to a Stanley Cup victory.