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Pounding The Twins

from Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun,

In the 2002 playoffs, former Canuck general manager Brian Burke had his fill of Daniel and Henrik Sedin being abused by the Detroit Red Wings and staged a theatrical rant that included his famous line: “Sedin is not Swedish for punch me or headlock me in a scrum.”

Current Canuck GM Mike Gillis resisted the urge to do a “Burkie” on Tuesday when he met with reporters at Rogers Arena on the eve of tonight’s climactic Stanley Cup final Game 7.

The Boston Bruins have been taking liberties with the twins in this series and it was never more evident than in Game 6 on Monday. In one incident, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who is seven inches taller and a listed 75 pounds heavier than Henrik, shoved the Canuck captain to the ice. While Chara did receive two minutes for roughing, Henrik received two minutes for diving, the officials apparently feeling he should have been able to maintain his feet after the contact from his 6-9 opponent.


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Wings_in_NYC's avatar

The headline to this article is very misleading.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 06/15/11 at 11:39 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

What a bunch of pap, Elliot.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 06/15/11 at 12:16 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

. While Chara did receive two minutes for roughing, Henrik received two minutes for diving

I thought that diving call was a very bad one, but also that Sedin earned it later when he grabbed his side after being touched on the arm.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/15/11 at 12:22 PM ET

awould's avatar

The diving penalty was a reputation call, which says a lot about what the refs think of Henrik Sedin.

Posted by awould on 06/15/11 at 12:49 PM ET

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