"You know what? The Presidents' Trophy is not something we really think about. Really (heading into the playoffs), it doesn't mean anything. From my experience you can both win or get knocked out -- that's why I'm saying it doesn't really matter what you do in the regular season." -- Mikael Samuelsson
Vancouver will have to get the job done without Raffi Torres, who was suspended for four games Thursday afternoon by the NHL for his hit on Edmonton Oilers rookie Jordan Eberle in a 2-0 loss on Tuesday.
"I strongly disagree with it, but we're going to move on here and get ready for the playoffs," Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis said of the suspension. "I thought it was a hockey play."
Torres, who will be unavailable for the first two games of the playoffs as well, commented on the Eberle hit this morning before hearing the decision.