Sedin without Sedin
With over a decade of dominance, the Sedins have turned into elite players. They are the face of the Vancouver Canucks, and have played together since they could put on a pair of skates. Not only do they look alike but they also have nearly the same amount of points; with Henrik at 746 and Daniel at 718; both also won the Art Ross trophy. These two are now the Vancouver Canucks’ franchise players, but is it time to finally separate the dynamic duo?
Whenever the Sedins stop producing points, Canuck fans start demanding that Coach Alain Vigneault split up Henrik and Daniel. Fans think that by splitting the Sedins up they will start producing points, but how is that possible? Splitting up two guys that have played together since they were little in Örnsköldsvik Sweden, doesn’t sound very smart. If they’re not producing points together how are they supposed to produce when they’re on separate lines? They were first seperated in February in a game against the Nashville Predators which ended miserably for the Canucks in a 3-1 loss; separating the Sedin twins didn’t really do much for the team during that game.
Together the Sedins are unstoppable; they are the Canucks scoring frenzy. Some even say that Henrik and Daniel Sedin have a psychic connection, with their no look pass. Henrik (the playmaker) will usually pass to Daniel (the sniper) who will score. This happened earlier this season when the Canucks played Predators on Thursday, 20th ,October 2011. The Sedins combined for five points. More recently on Saturday, the 18th of February Henrik and Daniel combined for a monstrous eight points against Toronto! It’s not just them who are getting rewarded, it’s also their line mate Alexander Burrows, who scored two goals that game. In almost every high scoring game, the Sedins are there collecting points.
In professional sports every superstar will have an off night every now and then, whether it’s Henrik and Daniel Sedin of the Canucks or Sidney Crosby of the Penguins. It doesn’t mean you make rash decisions. They might be star player but they are still human and even they need their rest. Playing under intense pressure in Vancouver just makes things worse. Henrik and Daniel Sedin have had a decade of dominance and if they stay together, who knows, there maybe another decade of dominance by these two superstars, with many more Art Ross trophies and Heart Memorial trophies to come