Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Henrik Sedin wins Hart Trophy

Vancouver Canucks' forward and Art Ross Trophy winner Henrik Sedin has added to his trophy case tonight.  The man who led the Canucks to a Division title and led the NHL in points this year was awarded the NHL's Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player.

Edging out Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby surprised some and certainly comes as an extreme honour to Henrik Sedin.  In typical Sedin twin fashion however, he deflected the praise worthy of a Hart winner, stating that Ovechkin and Crosby were the two best players in the league, and how excited he is to be mentioned in the same breath as them and the previous greats who won the trophy.




Henrik's acceptance speech is obviously typical of his self-depricating style and naturally he had to poke fun at his brother.  With Henrik's great season leading to the Hart Trophy, the Canucks have something to remember their strong year by and can look toward next season.

With Henrik garnering additional attention this season, the Canucks will require some offensive depth to ensure they remain one of the league's most potent teams on offense.  Some additional good news will be that Roberot Luongo may have less presure on him now, as he may no longer be the best player on the team.  Expectations will no doubt be even higher next year in Vancouver and this trophy may help Luongo share that burden with the Sedin twins just a little bit more.

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