Henrik Sedin was given a chance to respond to comments made about him and his twin brother Daniel by Dallas Stars forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin during a radio show Tuesday.
The unusual comments were made during The Ticket’s Bob and Dan Show on Dallas 1310.
The Sedins have long since been mocked by hockey fans, members of the media both in Vancouver and nationally, and by their peers within the National Hockey League.
Henrik, the Canucks captain, decided to take the high road when discussing the matter with TSN 1040 radio show host Scott Rintoul on Tuesday evening.
“I don’t know what they said, where they said it or what happened,” said Henrik during the interview. “It says more about them than it says about us, so that’s pretty much all I have to say.
“For me, it’s about our team and our teammates. If they come out and they say something bad about us, then I would be bothered and it would hurt. As long as they’re happy, that’s all we think about.
“It’s been like this from people on TV … and also from players. It’s nothing we can do anything about except just go out there and play our best and be the kind of people we want to be.”
This isn’t the first time such a thing like this has happened.
Yet it’s worth pointing out that on the ice, the Sedins lead the Canucks franchise in scoring — Henrik has 886 career points and Daniel has 849 — and were part of that 2011 team that came within one victory of the Stanley Cup.
Off the ice, they’re looked upon as one of the best ambassadors for the city and the league.