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Dennis Seidenberg is looking forward to defending the Sedins

Dennis Seidenberg [1] knows what the main assignment for him and Zdeno Chara [2] is going to be in the Stanley Cup [3] finals — contain Daniel and Henrik Sedin [4]. It certainly isn’t going to be easy, but Seidenberg said he’s looking forward to the test.

“I love shutting down those guys, trying to at least,” Seidenberg said. “There’€™s nothing better than having a big challenge ahead of you.”

The Sedins can make their opponent look like a JV team with their ability to possess the puck for entire shifts at a time. They always know where the other is, and the two of them make no-look and indirect passes seem easy. Eventually, they wear their opponent down to the point where someone ends up open in a quality scoring area.

Seidenberg said the key in defending the Sedins is to not get caught chasing them around.

“You want to try to not be over-aggressive, because once you do that, they spin off of you,” Seidenberg said. “They’€™re really good at finding each other with the give-and-gos and the blind pass behind the back. So that’€™s a real challenge for us, to be aggressive without being stupid about it. We have to be smart in our defensive play.”