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07:33 AM ET 09.18 | With Ryan Kesler's 25 minutes Monday night, it quickly became clear John Tortorella won't be carefully doling out player shifts. Tortorella's skeptical that limiting in-game minutes keeps bodies fresh. "I'm not a big believer in, 'Holy crap, he played 26 minutes, does he have anything left for Wednesday?' I don't buy it," said Tortorella on Tuesday. ... "So if Sedin or Kes needs to be on the ice in those situations, in that third period and play 12 minutes of that third period, they will play the 12 minutes of that third period to try to win that game." Henrik Sedin, afterwards, said he was poised for the extra duty. He and his brother had lobbied Vigneault for additional time, such as on the penalty kill, which they never played and are set to under Tortorella.

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September 18, 2013  08:33 AM ET

This should go over really big with the twins

September 18, 2013  08:48 AM ET

"So if Sedin or Kes needs to be on the ice in those situations, in that third period and play 12 minutes of that third period, they will play the 12 minutes of that third period to try to win that game."

Good...that's what a coach is supposed to do.....

September 18, 2013  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This should go over really big with the twins

Henrik Sedin, afterwards, said he was poised for the extra duty. He and his brother had lobbied Vigneault for additional time, such as on the penalty kill, which they never played and are set to under Tortorella.

we shall see how it hits them

September 18, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Danrick lobbying for PK time???

Pffftt......

September 18, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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Danrick lobbying for PK time???

Pffftt......

Agreed. It's like Burkie lobbying for ice tea.

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September 18, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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The Sedins on the PK. Marvelous.

for the power play unit on the other team

September 18, 2013  10:12 AM ET

I know pictures are 2D.

But that one above looks really 2D.

September 18, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This should go over really big with the twins

Didn't he try that trick with Gaborick, Richards and Nash? How did that work out for him?

September 18, 2013  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I know pictures are 2D.

But that one above looks really 2D.

Big Alice-In-Wonderland fan maybe?

September 18, 2013  11:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I know pictures are 2D.But that one above looks really 2D.

2D. Just like the whole Canucks team.

September 18, 2013  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Big Alice-In-Wonderland fan maybe?

Bingo.

September 18, 2013  11:43 AM ET

Go for it Mr Tortorella !!! Play em 35 minutes each ! Use the Sedins on defense , run with it man , let your inspirations run wild.....

September 18, 2013  11:48 AM ET

The sisters on the PK? HA! Collapsing to the trenches in the defensive zone? Blocking shots? If Torts can get those two fairies to do that with any kind of success, he will jump a few degrees on the Good-Coach-O-Meter.

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September 18, 2013  12:08 PM ET
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I always liked what Torts did...lean on his big boys a lot...there's a time to roll 4 lines and there's a time to lean heavy on your skilled guys.

and there's a reason (or there should be) guys get the big money...play when counts

September 18, 2013  12:10 PM ET
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there's a time to roll or snort 4 lines

I think you've done both?

September 18, 2013  12:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Didn't he try that trick with Gaborick, Richards and Nash? How did that work out for him?

sort of. Nash loves it, Ricky took last season off, and Gabby was doing his Patsy Cline.....

September 18, 2013  12:29 PM ET
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Go for it Mr Tortorella !!! Play em 35 minutes each ! Use the Sedins on defense , run with it man , let your inspirations run wild.....

They are professionals, right? Remember when you played offense and defense in the NFL?

 
September 18, 2013  12:32 PM ET
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I always liked what Torts did...lean on his big boys a lot...there's a time to roll 4 lines and there's a time to lean heavy on your skilled guys.

problem becomes when the star players are pansies......

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