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Vancouver Canucks: We are not too old, say Sedins

Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin says he and his brother are not too old to form the core of the team next year.

Team exceeded pre-season expectations by making the playoffs, but fell to Calgary in first round

Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller, left, is consoled by teammate Christopher Tanev, second from left, after third period NHL first round game six playoff hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Saturday. (The Canadian Press)

Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin says he and his brother are not too old to form the core of the team next year.

Henrik and other players were on hand to offer their final thoughts on the season and the first-round playoff loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday morning in Vancouver.

Henrik said he thought the team surprised a lot of people by making the playoffs in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year.

"A lot of good things are happening with this team,' said Henrik.

His brother Daniel agreed, pointing out how hard it is just to make the playoffs in the league.

"You can't go into the season expecting to make the playoffs. There are a lot of good teams missing out," said Daniel.

Both brothers denied suggestions they might not be young enough to form the core of the team next year.

"We are not young anymore, but we still showed we can play a big part with the team," said Daniel.

But Henrik agreed with suggestions that younger talent from the Canucks farm team will play an important part of the team's future.

"Bringing up the young guys — that's the way to go ... I'm fully confident we are going to have a chance to go all the way [in the next few years]" he said.

Burrows reveals injury details

Alex Burrows revealed a few more details about his injury that saw him miss the end of the series.

He said he was injured after a fight at the end of game three when a linesman stepped in to break it up and landed on his ribs.

Burrows said he felt some pain after the game, but then during the morning skate before game four he took a hit which further damaged the rib and cartilage and left him in a "tremendous" amount of pain.

He was taken off the ice in a stretcher and later to hospital in Calgary in an ambulance because of concerns the broken rib could damage his spleen or lungs he said.


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