Henrik Sedin has apparently had Twisted Sister on repeat on his iPod lately.
The Canucks forward is fed up. He's not necessarily fed up with being pushed around — as he and his brother Daniel Sedin have become known to accept — but instead, Henrik is sick and tired of being asked about being pushed around.
Los Angeles defenseman Drew Doughty became the latest to rough up the Canucks captain, and Sedin was asked about it after the game.
"You know what? I'm pretty tired of that question," Sedin said on Saturday night, according to The Province. "I'm pretty tired of that question. We won the President's Trophy last year, we went to the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Final. We didn't lose the final because we were pushed around, we lost because we couldn't score."
Both of the Sedins were shoved around in the Canucks' loss to the Bruins in the Cup Final. Henrik was decked by Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, while Daniel played the part of speed bag for Bruins forward Brad Marchand at different points in the series. Neither incidents elicited much of a response from the Sedins, nor their teammates either for that matter.
Things haven't changed much this year, either. Sharks captain Joe Thornton took some liberties with Henrik Sedin last week when he "bullied" the Vancouver forward by poking him in the nose repeatedly as the two met with a referee.
Yet, Sedin insists that his team is a tough bunch.
"We're as tough as anyone else," Sedin added. "We take hits, we give out hits, that's the bottom line."
Henrik, Daniel and the rest of the Canucks will get a good chance to show how tough they are this weekend when they come to Boston. They'll get a Stanley Cup rematch with the Bruins on Jan. 7 at TD Garden.