Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Sedins Hitting Their Stride

The 2005/06 season in the NHL has been a changing of the guard season with a large group of talented rookies hitting the NHL. There have been many other younger players who are establishing themselves as stars as well (for example Eric Staal). One example of this is in the Vancouver Canucks offence. In years past, it has been dominated by Markus Naslund and Todd Bertuzzi. Markus Naslund is going to miss the Olympics to rest nagging injuries that have kept him from being dominant. Todd Bertuzzi has not been as physically or offensively imposing since his suspension from the Steve Moore hit. Vancouver's offence has not skipped a beat. It has been led by Henrik and Daniel Sedin recently. In fact since the beginning of 2006, Henrik Sedin has tied for the league lead with 23 points (he is tied with Marian Hossa of Atlanta). Daniel Sedin is only 2 points back with 21 points. This exactly is what Vancouver had hoped for when they made several trades to secure the 2nd and 3rd picks in the 1999 draft to pick the Sedin twins.

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