Henrik Sedin: The Quietest Superstar in the NHL?

December 13th, 2009 by Jeremy Gritten Leave a reply »
Joe Thornton, Marian Gaborik, Henrik Sedin, Sidney Crosby, and Alex Ovechkin.

Who among this list doesn't fit?

These are the top five, in order, players in the NHL scoring race at this point.  Why is it, then, that Henrik Sedin still looks as if he doesn't belong?  Why is it so hard for him and brother Daniel to gain recognition around the league?  

Is it due to their style of play?  Rather than feed off the rush like many of the other players mentioned above, the Sedins prefer to cycle the puck in the corner before eventually driving the puck to the net.  

Is it due to the time zone they play in?  All of those other names play in the Eastern Conference, save for Joe Thornton who made a name for himself in Boston before coming to the West Coast.  Whatever it is, it's time for the rest of the league to take note that Henrik Sedin has arrived.

There is no better example then Vancouver's last game against Minnesota.  Henrik made three highlight reel passes that ended up in the back of the net.  Since Daniel returned to the lineup after missing 18 games with a foot injury, the Canuc ...

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