Stats reveal Sedin-duo co-dependency

In the 80s the duo Gretzky and Kurri, with ”The Great One” as the playmaker and the Finn as the goalscorer, dominated via co-dependency. Today, it’s the Sedin-brothers that are the most co-dependent attack-duo in the NHL. Henrik Sedin>

There’s no news that Henrik and Daniel Sedin work well together. But new stats reveal how dependent the goalscorer Daniel is on his playmaking brother Henrik. Last season Daniel scored 29 goals. On no less than 18 (or 62.1 %) occasions was his twin brother behind the assist.

Top-5 attack formation co-dependencies 1. Daniel Sedin, Vancouver, 29 goals/Henrik Sedin, 18 assist = 62.1% 2. Jonathan Cheecho, San Jose, 23 goals/Joe Thornton, 11 assist = 47.8% 3. Shawn Horcoff, Edmonton, 21 goals/Ales Hemsky, 10 assist = 47.6% 4. Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit, 43 goals/Pavel Datsyuk, 20 assist = 46.5% 5. Petr Sykora, Pittsburgh, 28 goals/Evgeni Malkin, 13 assist = 46.4%

We can expect the same numbers this season. The twins have started out in a brilliant style and Daniel was awarded NHL player of the week last week.

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