Ok Henrik, now’s your chance.
Losing Daniel Sedin for up to six weeks with a broken foot is definitely bad news for the Vancouver Canucks, but could turn out to be a terrific development for his brother Henrik – assuming the twins have money on which one ends his NHL career with more points.
Daniel damaged his foot in a game last week against the Montreal Canadiens. When the siren sounded on that contest, both Sedin boys had registered 466 career NHL points, perhaps the most amazing and creepy stat you could find in the league.
In one game without his brother, Henrik jumped out to a two-point lead with a pair of assists, which must have quashed some fear among Canucks supporters that when you lose one Sedin, you actually lose two.
In addition to allowing Henrik a stranglehold on the family scoring lead, Daniel’s absence also gives the likes of Steve Bernier and Mason Raymond increased opportunity to prove they can be consistent NHL scorers.
Vancouver endured an extended stretch without Roberto Luongo last year and came through stronger on the other side. Let’s see what happens this time.
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