They say change is a good thing and Daniel and Henrik Sedin can attest to that.

Their season has been like a soap opera -- call it As the Sedin’s World Turns -- with something new seeming to happen every day. Their ice time is up quite dramatically they’ve had a whole series of different linemates they have been split up at times they are killing penalties and blocking shots.

And to think the season is only eight games old. What will the next 74 games bring?

“I think excitement is a good word” Daniel said Friday when asked to describe the season to date for him and his brother. “We have been put in situations that we haven’t been put in before and as a player that is all you can ask for. We always looked at ourselves as being really complete players.”

And new coach John Tortorella is giving them a chance to prove it.

The twins have been workhorses this season. Both are averaging more than 21 minutes of ice time a night. That’s a full two minutes more than last season.

Both are off to positive offensive starts despite the fact they have played with a different linemate -- or linemates when Tortorella has split them up -- nearly every night.

The latest new wrinkle in their hockey lives is a new high-profile linemate in Ryan Kesler. The Canucks have stacked their top line turning their No. 2 centre into a right winger.

Kesler joined the twins early in Vancouver’s 3-0 win in Buffalo on Thursday night the trio practised together on Friday and are expected to remain a unit when the Canucks meet the Pittsburgh Penguins in an afternoon game (10 a.m. PDT) Saturday.

Are the Canucks deep enough down the middle to have their top two centres playing together on the same line? Tortorella doesn’t seem concerned and rejected suggestions he was loading up his top line.

“I’m not sure if it’s loading up a line” Tortorella said. “Maybe with the names but it doesn’t bother me.”

It doesn’t bother the twins either. Both said they’re excited about the prospect of playing more with Kesler although these guys are such good human beings they’d welcome Tom Sestito as a linemate with open arms.