Archive for January, 2009

Guess which is Daniel Sedin and which is Henrik?

I have always thought the Sedins are good to great hockey players with bad to poor support from the fans.

Instead of a picture of the Sedins and trying to guess which is which, lets change the game a bit and put some stats of some top players and now match the stat lines to Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin:

Ready? And try not to look at a stats page for the answers… that is just lazy. (Answers in the comment section)

GP G A PTS +/- PIM ATOI HT BS SOG SPCT PPG PPA SHG SHA
a) 47 17 43 60 3 61 22:13 48 23 142 12 3 20 0 1
b) 48 8 36 44 6 30 19:55 12 13 80 10 2 14 0 0
c) 46 19 34 53 1 25 21:22 41 10 163 11.7 9 14 0 0
d) 49 20 29 49 -10 31 21:26 20 9 163 12.3 5 16 0 0
e) 48 22 24 46 6 33 19:59 70 17 182 12.1 7 7 1 1
f) 46 26 26 52 22 10 21:32 47 7 164 15.9 6 5 3 1
g) 44 22 24 46 12 36 21:03 45 20 143 15.4 4 6 3 1
h) 48 28 28 56 22 20 19:01 38 7 197 14.2 7 7 0 3
i) 46 16 28 44 7 66 18:21 75 9 165 9.7 6 11 0 0
j) 46 11 30 41 -5 18 20:49 52 18 88 12.5 4 9 0 0
k) 45 12 27 39 -6 4 21:02 9 20 142 8.5 4 11 0 1
l) 48 22 26 48 11 22 19:16 5 9 168 13.1 4 11 0 0

The players whose stats are included above are as follows:

Crosby
D Sedin
H Sedin
Iginla
Kovalchuk
Lecavalier
Marleau
Nash
Parise
Perry
Ribero
Richards

Some pretty heavy hitters in that list and I don’t think that the Sedins stats stand out as anomolies on that list. So why all the hate on for the Sedins?

I believe that they are top players in the NHL and I think once bias is removed it is clear that statiscally this is the case. If only they weren’t swedish twins…