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Sedin twins eye Swedish team Modo

Henrik Sedin, Daniel Sedin

Vancouver Canucks’ Henrik Sedin, left, of Sweden, and his twin brother and teammate Daniel Sedin, of Sweden, take part in a media availability for the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Thursday, June 2, 2011, in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Canucks lead the Boston Bruins 1-0 in the best-of-seven games series. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)


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.”