He also points out that when he went cuckoo-for-coco-puffs a couple of years ago and attacked Chicago Blackhawk Dave Bolland in the playoffs, he was universally criticized for losing composure. His retaliation was reported as proof that Sedin, by “not sticking to his game,” had been outwitted and outplayed.
The Sedins can't seem throw off criticism.
However, I think it was more that Daniel was ineffectual
in his retaliation. I was more pissed that he didn't do a Bure/Churla http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enN_nN-KTqI
As an aside, even Don Cherry
called the Bure hit cheap - the youtube I linked to is a cdc fluff piece interviewing Gino. Just about every other youtube post of that hit is extremely critical of Bure... with the exception of Cherry who (from a rock'em sock'em vid?) actually gave the background on how Churla had been targeting Bure.
Seriously, the twins need to learn how to surreptitiously stick out their elbows a big more or give the other guy an extra shove after they've both (checker and a Sedin) gone down after a hit. Maybe a slew foot too, for good measure, and a glove in the face.
They say that they can take a hit, but I think that doing some full-contact sparring mui thai/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (and sparring back) with getting punched or kicked in the head and giving back as good as they get could really help their NHL game.
They've shown that they have incredible leg and back strength; they should be able to punch. They've clearly shown that it's not they can't
but it's that they don't know how
. They also look like they're intimidated by being punched. The only way to cure that is to get punched in the head a bunch and learn how to stop that by punching (or whatever) back effectively enough to make it stop.
Grar, it's really frustrating watching them aspire for the Lady Bing when they should be focusing on Conn Smythe.