Sedin twins going to the NHL All-Star Game


When the two Sedin twins were named on Tuesday to the NHL All-Star game, the million dollar question being raised was whether they would once again play on the same team. The Sedins who were named along with Ryan Kessler to represent the Vancouver Canucks, have played together virtually their entire life. Going back to minor hockey and through their days with Modo in the Swedish Hockey League and the Canucks these two have always played on the same line. Henrik, who has 45 assist has been the set up man for twin Daniel who has 25 goals. A couple of days prior to the all-star game, two captains will be picked to select their respective teams in what will be a televised draft. With this new format, there is a good chance that the Sedins could be picked on different teams. “That one is going to be interesting,” NHL executive Brendan Shanahan said. “There are a lot of questions with this format that people are curious to see answered.” On Tuesday the league’s hockey operations department released the 36 names of players chosen to play in the January 30 all-star game which is being played at the RBC Center in North Carolina. Kessler, who has 23 goals and 40 points was another worthy selection from a Vancouver Canucks team who as of January 12 sit first overall with 62 points.

The following were players selected to play at the January 30 all-star game at tje RBC Center in North Carolina

Corey Perry Anaheim Ducks
Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames
Eric Staal Carolina Hurricanes
Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks
Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks
Matt Duchene Colorado Avalanche
Rick Nash Columbus Blue Jackets
Loui Eriksson Dallas Stars
Brad Richards Dallas Stars
Ales Hemsky Edmonton Oilers
Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Kings
Patrik Elias New Jersey Devils
Claude Giroux Philadelphia Flyers
David Backes St. Louis Blues
Steven Stamkos Tampa Bay Lightning
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning
Phil Kessel Toronto Maple Leafs
Ryan Kesler Vancouver Canucks
Henrik Sedin Vancouver Canucks
Daniel Sedin Vancouver Canucks
Alex Ovechkin Washington Capitals

Player Team
Dustin Byfuglien Atlanta Thrashers
Tobias Enstrom Atlanta Thrashers
Zdeno Chara Boston Bruins
Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit Red Wings
Brent Burns Minnesota Wild
Shea Weber Nashville Predators
Marc Staal New York Rangers
Erik Karlsson Ottawa Senators
Dan Boyle San Jose Sharks
Mike Green Washington Capitals

Player Team
Jonas Hiller Anaheim Ducks
Tim Thomas Boston Bruins
Cam Ward Carolina Hurricanes
Carey Price Montreal Canadiens
Henrik Lundqvist New York Rangers


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