The Sedin brothers’ partnership makes them worthy of the Hall of Fame
Daniel and Henrik Sedin are the headliners of the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2022, but it’s their 17-year partnership in Vancouver, rather than individual accolades, that makes them worthy of Hall of Fame admission. of hockey fame.
SAM Chang: I think they are all deserving players. And for the number of people I saw commenting in response that the Sedin and Luongo never won anything and they were overrated, like, you never watched the Canucks play. That’s all I have to tell you.
Like, you’ve never watched the Sedin play a single shift. If you still think they’re weak, you’ve never seen the Sedin play a single shift. And you should probably go check out some of the footage of the Sedin game because it’s some of the best hockey I’ve ever seen. Like, the things they did were ridiculous. And if you missed that, it’s your loss.
JULIAN MCKENZIE: Man,
OMAR: Yeah, absolutely. Yeah, the Sedins– the Sedins being in the NHL, like, twins playing on the same team at that level–
JULIAN MCKENZIE: Written one after the other.
OMAR: –blew my mind. And then just, like, to Sam’s point, see what they could do, like, the bank pass the boards, like, these games, like, it’s vintage Sedin, man. So, it’s just, like, they were, are, and always will be, like, amazing parts of, like, NHL history. And, yeah, like, you know, seeing them in the Hall of Fame, independently, like, cups and stuff, like, come on. But, yes, yes, cups are important, that’s for sure.
But, like, you don’t have to win a cup to still be, like, you know, a very influential player or a member of the NHL and hockey. And, you know, if you’re going to say the Sedin twins don’t deserve it, then, yeah, to Sam’s point, like, you’ve never watched them play because, again, from their point of view, they made him a phenomenon – like, the things that they did for the league, especially back when the league was starting to get more and more skilled, it was just, like, baseless what they were doing.
So, like, I’m still extremely excited for them to do this. And Lunogo was hilarious. Has anyone seen his tweet? It was, like, the best line… the best line in hockey, Luongo.
JULIAN MCKENZIE: [INAUDIBLE]
OMAR: [INAUDIBLE] Hilarious. So here is.
SAM Chang: The other thing so far about the Stanley Cup that bothers me is the Hockey Hall of Fame. It’s not the NHL Hall of Fame. It’s the Hockey Hall of Fame. People come in who haven’t played in the NHL.
And that’s also one of the reasons why it bothers me that women – they have a rule that limits each class to two women, and they don’t even use the two spots. And I would like someone to explain to me why each class is limited to two women. For example, what is the reason behind this for the Hockey Hall of Fame?
JULIAN MCKENZIE: This is a very valid question.
JUSTIN CUTHBERT: I mean, yeah… I mean, it makes absolutely no sense. I don’t… I don’t even understand how they can have this rule in place and, you know, not have their feet on fire. I do not know. It’s just ridiculous. But just on the Sedin, it was a Hall of Fame partnership. Would they have been on their own as Hall of Famers if Brian Burke hadn’t stepped in and made sure they were playing on the same team? I’m not really sure.
But what they did together was Hall of Fame worthy. They helped transcend the game. They helped grow the game. They helped – basically, you know, they helped set the tone for what’s more skill-based – I wouldn’t say fast because ‘they weren’t blazers, but rather skill-based – more creative, more exciting brand of hockey we have now. I think they played a major role in that.
And I think when they were together, and when they were together, they were definitely Hall of Fame worthy. Of course, Roberto Luongo is a certain one. Not sure about Daniel Alfredsson. But I’m not too crazy about it.
JULIAN MCKENZIE: Oh. We could talk about it.
JUSTIN CUTHBERT: I think it’s a pretty good class. And those lessons become more and more enjoyable because there’s more familiarity, I think, as these players — well, as we get older, as they get older, as we know better, which is good. But Sam’s right about, like, why– I don’t know. It makes no sense to me.