The Sedin twins’ reign of terror over the NHL almost never came to be. While Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin have been running wild across the league for the last ten seasons, it took crafty trading from former Canucks GM Brian Burke to even make it possible for them to be teammates in Vancouver.
During the 1999 NHL draft, Burke traded like a mad man with the Lightning, Blackhawks, and Thrashers to ensure he could draft both Henrik and Daniel to have them play together in the NHL the way they always hoped and dreamed they would. Burke’s gutsy played has helped take the Canucks from the basement of the Western Conference and given them two cornerstone superstars that have helped the Canucks to the top of the NHL today.
The Pittsburgh Penguins ended a long run of playoff overtime struggles on Wednesday … and are now one win away from ending the Washington Capitals’ season.
Many expected the Penguins to crater on defense without Kris Letang (they were 2-8-1 in the regular season without him). While there were shaky moments, Pittsburgh emphasized its speed and other strengths in taking a 3-2 overtime thriller against Washington.
With that, the Penguins’ series lead grows to 3-1.
Trevor Daley, traded to Blackhawks for Sharp & Johns and to #Pens for Scuderi (who was flipped to LA for Ehrhoff) played 28:41 in G4 W.