Henrik & Daniel Sedin Retiring This Year


bill barilko
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#1
Truly a sad day they were the only bright light here for so long but they both have young families so I guess it's for the best

Thank You Canucks Fans - A Letter from Daniel and Henrik Sedin
...Thank you for everything. We will always be Canucks, and this will always be our home.
by Henrik & Daniel Sedin @Canucks / Vancouver Canucks




Dear Canucks fans,

Earlier this year we wrote a letter to the city, and to everyone who has supported us for the past 18 years. Many people were asking what the future holds. We said we'd take it one year at a time. We said when the time was right, we'd talk with our families and sit down with management to discuss it.

We started the year with the mindset that a decision would be made in the postseason. But it became clear, after discussions with our families throughout the year, that this will be our last season. This feels right for all of us.

Being part of the Canucks family for 18 seasons has been the best period of our lives. But it's time to focus on our families and life after hockey. It's time to help with homework every night. It's time to be at every birthday party and to stand in the cold at every hockey rink, soccer game and riding lesson on weekends. It's time to be at home for dinner every night.

We're saying it now because we want to share these final three games with you. We also want to share these games with our families, friends, teammates, coaches, trainers, staff and everyone at the Canucks who have supported us. You've all been with us every step of the way, and we want to thank you.

It's time to let the next generation of young players lead the Canucks. Travis is building a strong culture and emphasizes a style of play we know will be successful. The team is in great hands, with people who care about its success and it's headed in the right direction. We know there is a bright future for the Canucks.

As we've said before, Vancouver has become home. This is our family's home. We plan to be part of this community long after we retire. Vancouver has given us so much and we've tried to give everything we have in return. That won't change.

In the meantime, we still have some games to play, and we still have some work to do.

Henrik and Daniel
 
Cannuck
#2
5 years too late
 
Kreskin
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#3
I have great respect for the Sedins. Nevertheless the right choice was made. It's time for them to move over for the next generation.
 
captain morgan
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#4
Too bad that they weren't able to add a cup for their efforts
 
Danbones
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#5
They could always go up against the US next winter olympics and get some golds ofn them young snowflakes
 
Mowich
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#6  Top Rated Post
Their impact on the community reaches far beyond the rink and as good as they were on it, their accomplishments off the ice are of equal value. Well done Daniel and Henrik.
 
Hoid
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#7
They have come to define Canuck mediocrity.
 
bill barilko
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

They have come to define Canuck mediocrity.

Thanks for posting to asshole/idiot/loser type-you never fail to disappoint.
 
bill barilko
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#9
Outstanding performances by both Sedins tonight in their last Vancouver performance ever.

Daniel's last goal https://streamable.com/zy9sz
Last edited by bill barilko; Apr 5th, 2018 at 11:59 PM..
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

They have come to define Canuck mediocrity.

"It is better to remain silent and appear an idiot than to open your trap and remove all doubt" (Approximate quote) (Were you looking for Brownie points from Putz?)
 
petros
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#11
A good run. It'll be hard to replace two players that have that kind of synchronicity.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

A good run. It'll be hard to replace two players that have that kind of synchronicity.

People who bad mouth them have either very low self esteem or no brains or both. Both of them probably rate among the top 50 players of all times.
 
petros
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#13
Canuck management could have done better by building a team around them than on them. That's why you had some bad mouth them. They couldn't carry the team.
 
Kreskin
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#14
Storybook night for the Sedins. Daniel's first goal was 33 seconds into the second period. His second goal at 2:33 of OT.

Interesting stats shown tonight as well. Combined they have more career points than Crosby and Malkin. Yes, they've played longer but still a helluva run.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Canuck management could have done better by building a team around them than on them. That's why you had some bad mouth them. They couldn't carry the team.

I think Putz is about the only guy I know of who bad mouths them. The A-H keeps calling them "the sisters"!
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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#16
I imagine their parents must have been extremely proud. Great players, great representatives for their team and Vancouver.

Too bad they didn't grasp Lord Stanley's cup, but they had a good run.
 
captain morgan
#17
No doubt on that

Having a cup under their belt would have rounded out their careers very well
 
Cannuck
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

They have come to define Canuck mediocrity.

Next to the Leaves and the Riders, they are the biggest underachievers in Canadian sport. When your playoff hopes rely on soft players like the Sedins, you really have no hope
 

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