I hacked on the "Unemployment Line" for it's lack of productivity, and I think that was justified. Alas, lost amongst all of the wins the Canucks have accomplished recently is a bit of futility from the RPM Line as well.
Scoring a goal in a shootout to beat his former team was a treat, but that masks the fact that Sundin has had the sniffles for about a week or so and that he hasn't been producing consistently. Mats has only 2 assists in his last 7 games, including 11 shots in that span. Take some damned advil Mats, and get going!
View Sundin's game-by-game stats here.
It's hard to knock Kesler, because he's a great defensive player and he gives his all seemingly every moment that he's on the ice. In his past 7 games, Kes-god has 3 goals, no assists and 23 shots. Yeah, 23 shots. There's the effort factor.
View Kesler's game-by-game stats here.
Pavol has 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 7 games. He has 14 shots. Not too bad, Demo.
Now we wait for the prognosis on his broken finger.
View Demitra's game-by-game stats here.
The RPM Line is not running on all cylinders.
So I guess that would mean that the Sedins and Burrows are doing the brunt of the scoring.
Alex Burrows: 2 goals and 5 assists in his last 7 games.
Daniel Sedin: 2 goals and 6 assists in his last 7 games.
Henrik Sedin: 3 goals and 6 assists in his last 7 games.
The Canucks have scored 21 goals in that span.
Prior to the 7 mentioned games, the RPM line was red hot for the span of 4 games, where they combined for 25 points. Now they have fallen silent on the score sheet. It's time for them to get going. The Sedins-Burrows line can't remain hot forever, but bless their damned hearts for producing lately, or we wouldn't be enjoying as much success.