Considering the topic and title of this post, I had originally hoped to make the header a photo of one of the Sedins blocking a shot. I may as well have been after a photo of Bigfoot blocking a shot. It would appear it’s a pretty tough picture to get.
In fact, a search for “Sedin” and “blocks a shot” at both the Getty and AP Images databases turns up just one pertinent result.
Point is, under Alain Vigneault, the Sedins didn’t block very many shots. During the shortened 2013 campaign, Henrik blocked 9, and Daniel blocked just 7. The year prior, a full season, Henrik blocked 17 to Daniel’s 15, the fewest of any Canuck to play 60 games. In total during Alain Vigneault era, the Sedins have blocked just 189 shots over seven regular seasons (Henrik 106, Daniel 83); for comparison, Ryan Kesler blocked 188 shots, just one fewer, in his last two seasons alone. In other words, it’s not really the Sedins’ thing.
But you may have heard that John Tortorella intends to make it their thing.Continue Reading —›