Henrik Sedin doesn’t typically talk trash, dismiss opponents, or dis ex-teammates.
But the Vancouver Canucks captain approached said territory Friday when asked about defenceman Christian Ehrhoff, who left for the greener pastures of Buffalo this summer. Sedin was remarking that his team didn’t suffer damaging personnel losses this summer when he was asked whether Ehrhoff qualified as a significant subtraction.
The German defender, who signed a 10-year, $40 million U.S. deal with the Sabres, played 25 minutes per game for the Canucks. He quarterbacked the power play, and netted 50 points.
“He was in a spot where...we have other guys who can step up and play that role,” Sedin said, listing countryman Alexander Edler and veteran Sami Salo. “We shouldn’t lose too much on the back end.”