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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