#ThankYouSedins. The sentiment is as simple as it sounds.
As Henrik and Daniel Sedin prepare for their final game in Vancouver, @imacSportsnet and @Burkie2020 reflect on their quiet leadership, mental toughness, and the incredible legacy they leave with the #Canucks.
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 6, 2018
After more then 2,600 games, and 2,100 points between Daniel and Henrik Sedin, all for the Vancouver Canucks, the Swedish twins will retire Saturday. They hang up their skates after 17 years on the west coast.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) April 6, 2018
— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) April 6, 2018
The duo played their final NHL home game, Thursday, and the hockey world has apparently just begun celebrating the ginger forwards.
In a world of sports heroes, one truly has stood out for me personally: Jonathan Pitre. He was an absolute inspiration. He met all his challenges with an incredible courage. Rest in Peace, Jonathan. Our condolences to his amazing Mom, Tina. pic.twitter.com/xTvQDfgPIj
— Scott Moore (@MooreScottmoore) April 6, 2018
The 17-year-old, known as the #ButterflyBoy, died Wednesday night at a Minnesota hospital of complications for epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a disease for which Pitre became a spokesperson.
The Senators join the rest of Ottawa and mourn the loss of our special friend. He taught us what courage and resilience really is, all the while displaying his trademark enthusiasm and smile.
We'll all miss you, Jonathan.
Our sincere condolences to Tina and the entire family. pic.twitter.com/g40UsP0yLW
— Ottawa Senators ?? (@Senators) April 6, 2018
The social media world was abuzz with memories, condolences and prayers for his Ottawa family.
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