Nov 222010

The Canucks have lost 4 games in a row and both Sedins went pointless in their 2 weekend games.

But if we’re looking for positives after discouraging losses to the Blackhawks and Coyotes, consider this: Hank still leads the NHL with 20 assists.

With the first quarter of this season in the books, Hank’s on pace for 90 assists – 7 more than his 83 assists last season when he won the Art Ross Trophy.

Since the 2007/2008 season, Hank has 226 assists in 266 games – an average of 0.85 assists/game. He has more total assists than Joe Thornton (208). He has a higher assists per game average than Sidney Crosby (0.84).

Giveaway time!

As it turns out, the two best playmakers in the last few years will face each other this Friday when Henrik Sedin and the Canucks square off against Joe Thornton and the Sharks.

Also on Friday, the Vancouver Canucks are hosting their second official Tweetup of the season at Joey Restaurant on Broadway.

As always, the Canucks will be giving out all sorts of prizes at the Tweetup so please do come out and join us.

But also, they’ve asked us to give out a $50 Joey gift card, which you can use on Friday (if you go to the Tweetup) or on another night.

To enter to win the $50 Joey gift card, do one or both of the following.

For one entry:

On the comments section below, answer the following question: Who do you think is the best playmaker in the NHL today? Is it Henrik Sedin or Joe Thornton? Or maybe Sidney Crosby or Nicklas Backstrom or someone else?

For a second entry:

On Twitter, RT the following:

RT and follow to enter to win a $50 gift card to @Joey_Vancouver from @VanCanucks & @canuckshockey #Canucks

Get your entries in before 7:00 PM on Friday, November 26. We’ll announce the winner at Joey Restaurant – and on Twitter of course – during the first intermission of the game.

  • Stevengill

    Hank is best play maker by far!!

  • Anthony Sargent

    Crosby Sees the Ice better than Hank except when Hank sees Daniel. I’ve gotta say Sid is the better playmaker.

  • Donald Foran

    Sorry Hank, but gotta’ say Joe Thornton the way the Nux are playing of late.

  • Kev

    I’d say Crosby just because he doesn’t consistently play with a guy like Daniel

  • Amy Lai

    hmm iii dunno, crosby did score the winning goal for the vancouver olympics :) so he’s pretty stellar in my books!

  • ricardinho

    tough call, i will have to go with Henrik

  • Anderssonmorgan

    You have four line setups and I would like to have four playmaker, one in each line setup.
    So i would like to see best playmaker in 1:th, 2:nd, 3;th and the fourth line. That would be moore fair and send a message to each line setup that we all beeing watching you!


  • joker4445

    Gotta like Hank’s assists stats so far this season.

  • Cristianoronaldofan

    Henrik Sedin!

  • Cristianoronaldofan

    Henrik Sedin!

  • Mike K.

    Henrik Sedin

  • Hello!

    Absolutely the Hart Trophy winner, Henrik Sedin

  • Tannie’s Chatter

    Being a Canuck fan, I’ll have to say Henrik Sedin is one of the best playmakers in the NHL today.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Ro

    Definitely Hank – but I may be biased…

  • Reddy

    Right at this moment I would say Marty St Louis, there is no better play in the game right now then to send a pass at the top of the left circle for Steven Stamkos to blast home.

  • Darcie Nolan

    Henrik of course… :-)

  • Algorithm Millwork

    Either Hank or Sid the Kid right now I’d say!

  • t4iw4n33z

    henrik sedin!

  • Joe Cooper

    No one sets up plays like Hank! The Sedin’s are the best playmakers in the NHL!

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