Separating the Sedins
Or: Why Henrik over Daniel?
Henrik Sedin is going to the NHL all-star game. His brother, Daniel, is staying home.
One wonders if the league flipped a coin on this one.
Here's an in-depth statistical comparison of the twins:
One takes a lot of shots, and scores goals, and the other's a playmaker, just as they've always been. Here's a closer look at their statistics from Behind The Net:
Less than 30 seconds a game each
I think it was a coin flip.
All kidding aside, these are really strong numbers overall. The only caveat is that players like Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows are picking up the really difficult minutes, with the Sedins and Markus Naslund getting relatively easy defensive assignments and no penalty killing time.