day 1710 – sedin day

forget about dodgeball, i’m watching sedin brother’s final home game ever. the game was simply amazing. it was an emotional night; i found myself feeling the sadness knowing it’s the last time i’ll get to watch them play in this jersey. their final career home game had a perfect ending, as one would have written the script. daniel potted two goals while henrik padded his assist stats on both. to add to their amazing stats, daniel holds all-time record with double digit overtime goals and henrik holds the all-time overtime assist record. one more game in their nhl career, and canucks career. i’m sure there’ll be just as much mixed emotional heading into that game. “don’t cry because it’s over, be happy that it happened.” they have certainly left a great legacy 

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sedinery era


i’m utmost shocked the sedin twins have announced retirement today. when the news first appeared on my news feed, my heart sank and i was crying inside. how i wished it was fake news, how i wished it was still april fools. i remember watching the draft pick in 1999, when two baby-faced boys stepped on the stage after brian burke announced his second and third picks consecutively. they took a lot of criticism over the years, but for the longest time they carried the team on their backs. it was evident to see their growth in nhl, as i watched them turn from boys to men. through the eighteen years of sedinery, they invented a brand of telepathic hockey never seen before, and they have the hart, art ross, king clancy and ted lindsay to show for. despite not having won a stanley cup in their nhl days, they had an amazing career in vancouver. the fact they stayed a canuck their whole career says a lot with totals like over two thousand six hundred games played and over two thousand one hundred points. regardless, cup or no cup, they were remarkable players that displayed class and leadership on and off the ice. so often i hear opposing players have insurmountable respect for them, even those on rival teams. i wish they didn’t make this announcement so i can continue to watch them play, but it felt right for them and their families. i’m going to miss their cycles, slap passes, between the legs tip passes, playoff heroics, and most importantly i’m going to miss seeing number twenty-two and thirty-three on the ice. the fact both of them attaining their one thousandth point this season is a very fitting way to end a hockey career. they’ll go down as one of the best twins to have ever played the game. i hope one day they will be inducted into the hockey hall of fame