Role reversal for the Sedins

Vancouver Canucks' Daniel Sedin (L) celebrates his goal with his twin brother Henrik Sedin behind...

Vancouver Canucks' Daniel Sedin (L) celebrates his goal with his twin brother Henrik Sedin behind Toronto Maple Leafs' Carl Gunnarsson during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Toronto January 30, 2010. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

GUTS MCTAVISH, QMI AGENCY

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For the past decade we've treated the Sedin twins like they were conjoined. All that changed early last season when Daniel went down with injury.

Suddenly, Henrik had the spotlight to himself and promptly parlayed that into the greatest individual season ever by a Canuck. Daniel was forced to settle for what might have been.

So no surprise he's changed the conversation from what might have been to the reality of pushing for 40 goals. Dare I say 50?

To me it appears he's come in with a tiny chip on his shoulder this season.

It couldn't have been easy sitting next to Henrik late in the year, swarmed by the media, listening to his brother being compared to the likes of Crosby and Ovechkin.

But something tells me there is a bit of an agenda at work here that involves Henrik looking for his brother on the ice more than usual – perhaps a spotlight reversal?

As great a teammate as Henrik is something tells me he's even a better brother.


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