I have just become a father twice over as my wife and I welcomed our twin daughters Brooke and Abigail to the world on March 18, 2006. As first time parents, it’s an overwhelming change of life but one that I wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. When you look down at their little faces, you can’t help but feel love. There is another set of twins out there but I can assure you, when they take the ice, their opponents don’t feel love.
Daniel and Henrik Sedin are having the season now, that then-GM Brian Burke was hoping for when he drafted them second and third overall respectively in the 1999 NHL entry draft. They are currently having career highs in goals, assists, and points (Daniel 21-46-67 and Henrik 18-54-72). Most importantly, they have stabilized a solid second line for Vancouver. Line-mate Anson Carter has been rejuvenated playing with them and has a career high 31 goals. Just when things are going great for the twins, you’d think this would trickle down to the rest of the Canucks, but they are currently fighting for the final playoff spot. Dan Cloutier, their number one netminder, has been hurt all season. Alex Auld has been filling in admirably. Todd Bertuzzi seems to be hurting the team with his reputation and apparent lack of passion this year, which he brought on himself.
Despite the goaltending situation and the circus sideshow of Bertuzzi, the “arrival” of the Sedin twins has to be the bright spot of the season for Canucks fans and management. The Swedish twins are coming into their own in their fifth full season. It’s a result of patience, learning, development and hard work. Not only are they playing great in the NHL, but they’ve accomplished a great feat internationally in the Olympics as they captured gold as part of Team Sweden.
Moder and Fader Sedin must be awfully proud of their twins as I am of mine. So it seems the future is going to only get brighter for the Sedin brothers. Hopefully the same can be said for the Eselunas sisters.
|Comparison||The Sedin Twins||The Eselunas Twins|
|Combined Weight:||382 lbs.||10 lbs., 7 oz.|
|Neckwear:||Gold Medals||Spit-up, stained bibs|
|Typical Day:||Practice, nap, game||Poop, nap, eat|
|Drink:||Water bottle||Similac bottle|
|Punishment:||Two minutes for hooking||Too cute to punish|
|Pet peeve:||Bertuzzi media circus||Bath time|
|Dating:||No problem||Dad won’t allow it|