The best news for the Canucks at UBC wasn't Zack Kassian's toothless grin, or Cory Schneider's confidence.
It wasn't even the Sedins brushing off a poke from Alain Vigneault.
The coach essentially said he liked Kassian and that's about it from his top line. He said he needs more from his twin stars. And he's right.
"He's called us worse than that, so it's not a problem," Henrik said.
"We know we have to be better." The best news, actually, was on the ice with the university team, not the Canucks.
There Ryan Kesler took line rushes and even a couple of controlled slap shots. He still seems weeks away from playing. But it's a start.