Here’s a basic principle for watching the Sedins: they never do anything by accident. Often times, the twins will pull off something so unthinkable that you’d be forgiven for deeming it a fluke. It never is. Rather, it’s a set play from two eternal optimists–guys convinced everything they try will work. Usually it does.

With that in mind, take a look at Alex Burrows’s goal from last night’s season-ending matchup with the Calgary Flames. At first glance, it looks like an accident: Daniel Sedin comes out from behind the net and tries to go top corner with a shot. Instead, he misses wide and hits Alex Burrows in the gut. The puck falls in front of Burr and he taps it in. But that’s not actually what you see. This was a set play, executed to perfection. Here are three items of argumentative proof:

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In just under two weeks, PITB will be counting down our top 5 moments of Wizardous Sedinerie from the 2010-11 season, just as we did last year. Solemn guarantee: it’s gonna be a sweet list. While there isn’t a de facto number one this year, that doesn’t mean the Sedins have been scoring boring. They’ve done some mind-blowing stuff this year.

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Canucks 3 – 1 Predators The two of us have differing views on goaltender’s duels. Keep in mind: Harrison enjoys basketball; Skeeter enjoys soccer. Our opinions regarding tight-checking, low-scoring affairs echo these tastes. This is also why, during games, Skeeter often screams more slide tackles! and Harrison often screams more black people! But we digress. [...]

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Canucks 4 – 2 Avalanche With their win tonight, the Canucks now have 103 points, a mere 2 points from their team record, set in 2006-07. In addition, they clinched the Northwest Division title, meaning they are the first team in the NHL to clinch a playoff spot. Most remarkable, however, is that they have [...]

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Canucks 4 – 3 Flames Last night, the Canucks wrapped up their five-game West Coast road swing with a convincing 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames, and I do mean convincing. Don’t let the final score fool you; this wasn’t a one-goal game. The Flames may have jumped out to an early lead after Mikael [...]

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In honor of the Academy Awards coming up this Sunday, we here at Pass it to Bulis have taken it upon ourselves to award our own versions of the Academy Awards to our beloved Vancouver Canucks. Like the actual Academy Awards, it’s incredibly self-congratulatory, but that’s just fine. After all, the Canucks are first place [...]

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Canucks 5 – 2 Stars I ask you: what is the difference between Skeeter and the Dallas Stars? Well, Skeeter was at tonight’s game. It’s a good thing the tickets were a gift, because otherwise he’d be demanding a refund on the grounds that he paid to watch two teams play hockey and only one [...]

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Canucks 4 – 3 Blackhawks Was that an exciting game or what? The correct answer is not “what.” Chicago came out flying tonight and put the Canucks on their heels through most of this game. It can be argued that they deserved the win: a questionable no-goal call went against the ‘Hawks and the Canucks’ [...]

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Courtesy of the invaluable and highly beloved CanucksHD, the dedicated Youtuber who is to blogging what the flux capacitor is to time travel, here are the Canucks-related highlights from the NHL Skills Competition. They reinforce three things we might have already known: Ryan Kesler’s pretty fast. But you already knew that. He can make five [...]

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Do you remember this goal? Have you seen it before? It’s amazing. Textbook Wizardous Sedinerie. It might be the best goal of this NHL season, it happened only one week ago, and yet nobody’s talking about it. Let me take you through what you’re seeing: That’s Henrik Sedin there, outskating two Shark players to turn [...]

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Canucks 6 – 1 Oilers I don’t think there was ever really any concern that the Oilers might win tonight. There was, I guess, a nagging concern that the Canucks might lose, but seriously, this Oilers team isn’t built to win hockey games. It’s built to accrue picks, like Questlove’s hair or Tenacious D. My [...]

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Canucks 4 – 3 Sharks The Canucks came into San Jose to play their third road game in four nights. Unbeaten in five, and expected to be dog-tired, there was a sense among Canuck nation that a loss to San Jose was as inevitable as the extraplanar robots that chase down lawbreakers. The Sharks came [...]

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Canucks 4 – 1 Stars The Canucks closed out 2010 the same way they opened it: with a win over the Dallas Stars, but don’t let the 4-1 score fool you into thinking this was just another rout of a good team. Vancouver outscored Dallas, but that’s about the only stat category they won. Thankfully, [...]

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And here we are. We’ve had a fun run, wouldn’t you say? We’ve got 40 goals down and 10 to go in our list of the best Canuck goals of 2010. We’re sure you know how this list ends, and we hope you’ve enjoyed getting there with us, but there are still some surprises in [...]

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The Canucks scored some dazzling goals in 2010, but it will be a brand new year in only a few short days. Who knows what the new year will hold? Now, I don’t mean to hit the panic button but, as of this writing, the Canucks are scoreless in 2011. Seriously, don’t panic. While we [...]

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Canucks 6 – 2 Flyers The Flyers and Canucks were a good matchup on paper. Both teams have excellent strength down the middle and strong forward lines overall, a solid defensive corps, and comparable records. Some said, prior to tonight’s contest, that we might be looking at a potential Stanley Cup Finals matchup. Roberto Luongo [...]

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As another year of hockey draws to a close, we at PITB thought this might be a good time to reflect on the wicked wristers, sizzling slapshots, pretty passes, and wizardous sedinerie we’ve seen from Canucks in the past calendar year. The 2009-10 season, the playoffs, the preseason, and the current season were all full [...]

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Canucks 7 – Blue Jackets 3 Less than twenty-four hours after a high-octane skillfest with one of the NHL’s elite teams in one of the NHL’s elite hockey markets, the Canucks were sentenced to an evening in Columbus. There was concern that this game could be something of a trap game, as Vancouver realistically couldn’t [...]

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Update: records of the word “sedinery” being spoken have been produced that predate all the previous times I’ve heard it. It’s possible it predates the English language itself. One commenter suggested it may have roots in Norse mythology and language. Ever since he replaced Tommy Larscheid in the second game of the season, Team 1040 [...]

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Canucks 2 – 1 Oilers Let’s talk about Daniel and Henrik Sedin, currently sitting 4th and 7th in the NHL with 36 and 35 points, respectively. Henrik has 4 more assists than any other player; Daniel is 5th in the league in goals. They’ve been among the top ten scoring leaders since the season began, [...]

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Canucks 4 – 5 Lightning (OT)   So I don’t think the Tampa Bay Lightning realize they were supposed to treat this game like a ceremonial faceoff: show up, smile for a photo, then stand back while Henrik Sedin picks up the puck and hands it to the Queen. It should have been fairly simple. [...]

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In case you were sleeping, or, say, at a very long church service, maybe you missed Sunday’s big news: Henrik Sedin, with 112 points, is your Art Ross trophy winner. Yup. Finishing in a tie for the first loser are Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, both of whom could only manage a paltry 109 points. [...]

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