Since the puck dropped last September, it’s been readily apparent that Daniel Sedin was a) feuled by competitive rage and determined to match his brother’s Art Ross and Hart accomplishments from the season prior and b) that Daniel Sedin often dreams of suffocating his twin brother with a pillow. All year long, we’ve told you that Daniel Sedin was out for blood, and it appeared he was going to get it when he won the scoring title with 104 points and garnered the automatic Hart nomination that comes with doing so. It was to be a beautiful tale of vengeance. Soon, it was assumed, Daniel would walk into Henrik’s house, sweep his brother’s Hart trophy off the mantle, and slam his down in its place, dryly explaining, mine’s newer.

But the voters for the NHL Awards had other plans, and chose instead to give the Hart trophy to Corey Perry. This is what happens when you trust the national media to help you carry out a revenge plot. Ocean’s Eleven, they aren’t.

His plans for vengeance foiled, Daniel was forced to settle for the stupid-ass lamesauce totally meaningless Lindsay award named after the girl from Herbie:Fully Reloaded. Obviously, he went nuts. Granted, he graciously accepted the award because he’s a proper gentleman, but then he sauntered backstage and beat the piss out of the trophy, bending the shaft of Ted Lindsay’s stick.

It’s clear as day in the photo above. Here he is, trying to hide the evidence of his rage tantrum:

Yeah, I don’t think it’s supposed to bend that way.

Okay, maybe Daniel didn’t go berserk on the trophy. But then how did it really get broken? According to Puck Daddy, there was a rumour that Dierks Bentley (the modern day drifter himself) bumped into it backstage. An event rep debunked this, however, claiming it was damaged on the way to the show.

This event rep apparently has no idea Youtube exists, however. You’ll notice that Ted Lindsay’s shaft is not bent when Daniel Sedin accepts the award:

Yeah, so that’s busted. Are we sure this event rep isn’t actually Dierks Bentley’s publicist, covering up a weird fetish Bentley has for breaking trophies at awards shows? Can anyone explain what he’s doing in the background of this photo?

Curious. Anyway, you know who I actually think did it? Henrik Sedin. Maybe he’s as out for blood over Daniel winning the Lindsay as Daniel is over Henrik winning the Hart. I imagine the plane-ride home was just one long argument over which matters more (entirely in Swedish).

Here’s Daniel’s Art Ross acceptance speech, too. My favourite part is when he claims it’s “obviously a team award more than anything.” Um, no it’s not.

 

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11 comments

  1. Anonymous
    June 23, 2011

    First of all, congrats to Danny on the Ted Lindsay! Second Canuck to win it after Markus Naslund!

    Secondly, the ones that they give during the awards ceremony are mini ones, no? And the real big full-sized ones are waiting backstage for them to pose with? So we wouldn’t know if the real Ted Lindsay was damaged beforehand…but I like your theory better.

    Is this the end of the Out-For-Blood saga? I’m sad. It was so much fun this year. Perhaps next year they will try to once again out do each other? I hope so, this year was very entertaining.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      June 23, 2011

      No, see, now they’re BOTH out for blood.

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      • far_raf
        June 23, 2011

        That was a very funny reply.

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  2. Wisp
    June 23, 2011

    Don’t you see, Harrison? This is perfect. Events cosmically aligned to get Daniel and Henrik to stop fighting (which was clearly the reason they didn’t win the stanely cup).

    Henrik won the Art Ross with 112 points, to Daniels measly 104 point Art Ross trophy. And then Henrik won the hart, won Daniel did no…

    BUT

    Everyone knows the Lindsay award is better, chosen by the players who really know what’s up, instead of the media which does not (due to being stupid heads). It’s clearly better.

    They are equals again, in their own way! Now the healing can begin.

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    • Timmy
      June 23, 2011

      Healing in the forming of kicking Bear ass?

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  3. Pilsnerpunk
    June 23, 2011

    These guys are always even so I want to know how Daniel will win the Hart and Henrik will win the Lindsay next year without either winning the Art Ross.

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  4. peanutflower
    June 23, 2011

    Not to take away from Daniel’s achievements (Go Danny!) but the NHL awards show is one of the most painful things to watch. Hockey players are not NBA or NFL-type guys. They are awkward and, well, mostly caucasian. Hence the awkwardness. JR excepted of course. It doesn’t help that someone chose as presenters people who have absolutely no connection to hockey and who mostly don’t know a damn thing about hockey. Bettman’s aspirations aside, if you can’t even get an A-list band to play things are not good. This show was made for a PVR, and thank God I have one.

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    • Melissa W.
      June 23, 2011

      Its also made for just finding out who won what; the NBA, MLB, and NFL do it right: just name them and have no ceremony.

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  5. Gabrielle
    June 23, 2011

    I’m sure Henrik and Daniel share PB&J sandwiches in their “twin” bunk beds all the time…

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    • Harrison Mooney
      June 23, 2011

      Considering they have five kids between them, I’m gonna assume they sleep in separate rooms.

      Except on Fridays. That’s slumber party night.

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  6. Melissa W.
    June 25, 2011

    So based on the Canucks history, the Stanley Cup will fall apart when the Canucks finally get it. Then fans of other teams will have something else to blame for the Canucks for when the win the Cup.

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