FanHouse's Adam Gretz takes a look at his top 50 players in the NHL. No. 21 is Vancouver Canucks forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin.
Maybe I'm cheating here, and I realize that including Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin as one entry makes this the FanHouse top 51, but that's only if you see them as two individual players and not the two-headed monster they've been the past four seasons.
Draft Year: 1999
Even in the NHL draft they were right next to each other. The Sedins were selected with back-to-back picks at the top of the 1999 entry draft after Brian Burke, then general manager of the Canucks, had to pull off a series of trades to acquire them. Atlanta (part of Burke's master plot in '99) took Patrik Stefan with the top pick, one spot before the Sedins went off the board.
Why They're On My List
Outstanding two-way players. Henrik is the better passer, and the more physical player, while Daniel is the better goal-scorer. Their point totals have mirrored each other over the course of their careers, which begs the question: How would they perform if they were split up for an extended period of time? That remains to be seen, and frankly, as long as they're together in Vancouver (and they will be for the next five years) it doesn't really matter because they're one of the best center-wing duos in the league. They're both extremely durable, and have combined to miss just one game (Daniel during the 2006-07 season) since the lockout.
Obligatory YouTube Video
I have no idea what's going on in this Swedish Truck commercial featuring the twins, other than they appear to be playing hockey with forklifts.