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Heard around the rooms

Wednesday, 04.13.2011 / 4:33 PM

By Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer / 2011 WCQF: Vancouver-Chicago Live Blog

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2011 WCQF: Vancouver-Chicago Live Blog
Heard around the rooms
Here are some quotes from both dressing rooms after each morning skate prior to Game 1:

BLACKHAWKS

Patrick Sharp: "The thing about the Vancouver Canucks is if you shut down the Sedins you've got a whole bunch of other problems to worry about it."

Brent Seabrook: "You definitely have to be aware of where (the Sedins) are at. You don't want to have me and Duncan (Keith) on a 2-on-1 leading the rush. You have to keep it in the back of your head, keep looking for them and watching for them, making sure you're always in good position."

Troy Brouwer: "Any guy wants to come back earlier than they should, especially at this time of the year, but you've got to make sure your body can handle the stress that may be brought on it. You have to be able to protect yourself in case you get in a tough situation."

Patrick Kane: "You'd always want Bollie (Dave Bolland) back, but one of the reason they were so successful is because of Duncs and Seabs, too. Those two guys are really are the shutdown pair and they seem to shutdown anyone they play against."

CANUCKS

Henrik Sedin: "We have a lot of respect for those guys, they are the Stanley Cup champs and that's the team to beat for us. Other than that we've done a great job all year to just focus on the next game and play our game. That's not going to change too much for us."

Kevin Bieksa: "It's a new year and two different teams in my mind. They're a lot different than they were last year and the year before. I think it's no secret that a lot of their bottom-six guys that were key guys in antagonizing us are gone and they've had some new, younger guys step up. And, we're a much different team in here. We've got some different guys that came in and plugged holes, but mentally we're a lot different, too."

Daniel Sedin: "Our motivation is just to win the whole thing, so for us it doesn't matter who we're playing. We know through 82 games we were the best team and we have to bring the same effort and style of play into the postseason."

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