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Sedin twins eye Swedish team Modo

Sep 20, 2012, 11:16 PM EDT

Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin AP

If the Sedin twins decide to play somewhere other than the NHL during the lockout, it’s likely that they’ll skate for Swedish Elite League team Modo.

Henrik Sedin told Team 1040 that the Vancouver Canucks’ duo will consider playing the “second half of the year” for the iconic team. The two stars matured in the team’s system, which has employed some of the best Swedes to ever play in North America.

Of course, Sweden’s top league still needs to open its doors to NHL players for that to even be an option.

If that happens, Modo GM (and former Canucks captain) Markus Naslund told the Vancouver Sun that it would be a “dream” to add the Sedins, especially in the wake of some injuries.

“Yeah, for sure, if it ends up being a situation where the league opens things up, I’d be a fool not to accept them,” Naslund said. “Knowing the character of those two, you know you are going to get 100 percent every game they are playing in. Both at home and on the road, they would be a big draw.”

  1. jaybertx - Sep 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Why are we playing these stupid games?! Just get the deal done!

  2. arbruins - Sep 21, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Maybe they will stay there!

    • interiorfan - Sep 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM

      Well, let’s hope not. If the NHL ever gets back to playing, they are going to desperately need players like the Sedin twins with a high skill level and tons of class if they want to attract a wider audience. Think what you like about the Canucks…the Sedins are among the classiest players in the league……also fun to watch if,you like tape to tape, behind the back no look passing plays…..not to mention their great cycle game. Players like this don’t come along very often.

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