Monday, April 02, 2018

Sedins To Retire

On Monday afternoon, the Vancouver Canucks, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin announced that after this season, the twins would conclude their NHL careers, finishing off with Saturday night's game in Edmonton. 

Their careers, 18 years, all with the Canucks, will be remembered as one of the great all-time brother combinations in the NHL, the only set of brothers to play the game, where each of them has over 1,000 points in the regular season.  The twins have been a staple in the hockey pools here for each of the last 11 seasons, where Henrik has appeared on three money winning teams (3rd in 2008, 3rd in 2010 and 1st in 2013), while Daniel has appeared on two money teams (3rd in 2008 and 2nd in 2011).  Both brothers each have an Art Ross Trophy between them, Henrik in 2010 and Daniel in 2011, and in those years, they were also hockey pool MVPs, more importantly.

All of their regular season accolades asides, the closest they came to the Stanley Cup was 2011, but they were a part of the playoff pool winning team that year, so that just adds to their hockey pool hall of fame (if there was one) careers.

Now they leave the team and the league on their own terms and with their health.  It will be a much different Canucks team moving forward and even their current production levels, 21 goals and 52 points for Daniel and 3 goals and 48 points for Henrik, will likely be missed next season.  They will, however, still be expected to play and collect their well-earned due from the fans, as they play out the week, including two games at home.

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