The jersey retirement
Courtesy of a tear-jerking montage with the help of Jim Burns Band, fans were treated to one more display of “Sedinery” on the jumbotron prior to the twins arrival on stage.
The Sedins then opened their speech in a humbling manner – sending well wishes and thoughts to the Bouwmester family following the events that transpired a mere 24 hours before.
They then moved to provide a great deal of appreciation of the organization from top to bottom. In thanking former players and coaches to management and fans, the Sedin’s once again showed why they were so beloved by this city.
“To the people of Vancouver and British Columbia: We came here in 1999 and it felt like home from day one,” Henrik said during the ceremonies. “We want to thank you for how you treated us and our families. To play for you has truly been an honour and nothing we’ve ever taken for granted.”
Amidst a historic timeline of audio playing in the background, which memorable highlights and career milestones, the rare occurrence of both banners being raised to the rafters ensued.
In the midst of a historic 50th season, the Vancouver Canucks did a tremendous job honouring the two most impactful, humble, and talented players to ever play for the organization.
In honouring the Sedin twins through an entire week-long event, to bringing in a plethora of notable alumni to partake, the entire organization deserves a pat on the back for the collective effort in making the Sedins tribute one that will never be forgotten.