Canucks make team decision to join Kesler in Nashville for Game 6

Reports have confirmed that the entire Vancouver Canucks roster has made the trip to Nashville for an all-important Game 6 matchup against the Predators.

Initial speculation was that the Canucks would be sending centre Ryan Kesler alone, a move that would have reflected the team's strategy so far in this best-of-seven series, and especially in Game 5 on Saturday night.

But because the Livonia, Michigan, native failed to eliminate the Preds in that match, after leading the series 3-1, the Canucks have asked the rest of their players to be available for the game in Nashville tonight. Word is they feel Kesler may need help in achieving his goal of advancing to the Western Conference finals.

Whether Kesler’s teammates will actually play remains a game-time decision.




May 9, 2011 at 11:46am

I also heard the Sedin's even cancelled a T-time just so they could be at the game.

Mark Bignell

May 9, 2011 at 12:03pm

If everybody else played as hard as Kesler, they wouldn't be in Nashville tonight. Stop being so nice and shoot from anywhere.

Peter Girges

May 9, 2011 at 12:48pm

Thanks to the Sedin boys for stoppin' in at 100 Nights after the game on Saturday. They may not be doin anything on the ice but they sure can saber a bottle of bubbly!!!

glen p robbins

May 10, 2011 at 1:09pm

Kesler is playing at the level of someone who wants to win the Stanley Cup. I wouldn't denigrate the rest of the team - I would say however that as the article so blatantly asserts - Kesler has set the standard - and that is where the rest of the team needs to be -- unless the standard required to win the Cup has been lowered.

R U Kiddingme

May 10, 2011 at 9:56pm

The Onion called, they want their authorial voice back. (j/k. I kid because I love. That was a good article.)