Where would Canucks be sans Sedins?

Updated: January 25, 2010, 10:40 AM ET
By E.J. Hradek

First, let me give a tip of the cap to the weekend's biggest winner. New Jersey's own Kelly Kulick, who became the first woman to ever win a Professional Bowlers Association tour event, beating Chris Barnes (265-195) in the Tournament of Champions final in Las Vegas. Nice job, Kelly.

I just wish my guy, Brett Favre, could have finished as well. Run, Brett, just run! Oh well. Thanks for another great season, No. 4. If was your last, congratulations on a wonderful career and thanks for never missing a day of work since winning a starting job on that fateful fall day in 1992. As a fan, you've been a lot of fun to watch.

On the ice, it was another wild weekend. I know I'll dig the Olympic tournament, but I'll miss this crazy playoff chase when the league goes dark for two weeks in February.

The Vancouver Canucks, who'll soon be a team without a home because of those same Olympics, slammed the high-flying Chicago Blackhawks, 5-1, on Saturday night at GM Place. Vancouver's No. 1 line, featuring the league's top scorer Henrik Sedin, twin brother Daniel Sedin and pest-turned-scoring threat Alex Burrows, combined for nine points in the win.

I can't imagine where the Canucks would be if they'd failed to re-sign the Sedin twins last summer. The organization -- and the fans -- should be very happy that those two Swedes like life in Vancouver. If they hadn't, they'd be long gone.

I'll start this edition of the Monday 10 with two other items from that Canucks-Hawks showdown.