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Hawks to get tougher with Sedins?

Monday, 04.18.2011 / 5:02 PM

By Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent / 2011 WCQF: Vancouver-Chicago Live Blog

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2011 WCQF: Vancouver-Chicago Live Blog
Hawks to get tougher with Sedins?
Chicago coach Joel Quenneville was asked on Monday whether he needs to start targeting certain Canucks players with more physical play, as it appears Vancouver might be doing with several Hawks stars.

His answer was interesting and ultimately alluded to Chicago needing to bring more physical play to the ice when the top line featuring Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin go over the boards.

"The Sedins is who you're probably looking at and I think that … eventually they're going to get opportunities," Quenneville said. "It's the quality (chances) that you try to eliminate. They had some finish there the last couple of games, but certainly you start getting into that war, where all of a sudden you target guys and you put them on the power play and they’ve got a very good power play."

That doesn't mean go lightly on them, however. The Sedin twins have scored a combined 9 points in the last two games alone.

"You've got to be disciplined at the same time, with a purpose," Quenneville said. "But I still think we can me more engaged physically in this series and against those guys."
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