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Henrik Sedin fires back at Mike Milbury

by Dhiren Mahiban
VANCOUVER – After 10 years of hearing every possible piece of criticism about himself and twin brother Daniel, Mike Milbury's comments on VERSUS following Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final hit a nerve with Canucks captain Henrik Sedin.

During the post-game show on Wednesday night, the former New York Islanders GM had this to say when critiquing the Canucks forwards: "By all means, stay on Thelma and Louise, I mean Henrik and Daniel," – comparing the brothers to the characters in the movie "Thelma and Louise" with Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis.

"My son told me a man was making fun of me and Uncle Danny on TV. I said that can't be true because that's what usually happens in kindergarten. That's what happened. Sometimes grownups have low self-esteem and get on guys and say stupid stuff," Henrik told the Toronto Sun.

"I think he has to be happy with his career. He did a great job on Long Island. I'm sure he is happy with that."

Added Daniel: "Usually, the guys who sit in those situations, they're called experts. They're there for a reason, I think. We don't really worry about those kind of comments. He made a bad comment about us, calling us women. I don't know how he looks at women. I would be pretty mad if I was a woman."

Daniel and Henrik have combined for just one goal and one assist in the Stanley Cup Final, and haven't reached the score sheet since the Canucks 3-2 win in Game 2.

On Saturday, as the team arrived at Vancouver International Airport for its charter, Henrik explained why Milbury's comments needed responding to.

"I think it's OK if you criticize us … that's not a problem," he said. "We know we have to play better and there's been a lot of times where we got criticized, but if you make fun of us on TV … I think that's what you do when you're kids, not when you're grownups.

"That's too bad, but apparently he keeps doing what he does."

Henrik is currently second in playoff scoring, with 21 points, just a point back of Bruins forward David Krejci while Daniel -- this season's Art Ross Trophy winner -- is sixth with 18 points.
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