I was gonna come in here to make a snarky comment but everyone else did that first. Now it would just seem petty. Not that I am going to defend them or anything, it is kind of a silly thing to care about for players who have a lot more prestigious things to brag about.
Now on the other hand, The Sedins being at the top of lists about number of goals two teammates being in on is one of the greatest feats in all of sports.
Well, it's true that it is rather obscure, because it isn't really something that all that many could even have accomplished if they wanted to. You would need players whose careers overlapped for enough of a time without either of them moving for one reason or another or getting injured for a prolonged time. That cuts things down by quite a lot.
Gretzky only played nine years for the Oilers, eight of that with Kurri. They easily would have accomplished this if Gretzky didn't get traded. This means the most successful goalscorer ever is already out of the equation. Add Lemieux, who had two seasons cut too short to reach the 20 goal mark, plus missing one season entirely. He and Jagr have plenty of 20 goal seasons, but their careers in Pittsburgh also didn't overlap as much as necessary, even when ignoring injuries.
It's truly a nice mark to reach for Kane and Toews, but it is also something that couldn't happen to most players because they never have a situation in which such a thing is even possible.
Here's a great example of HF bluster where the poster leads with his opinion rather than actually checking facts ... especially when it comes to Toews who is a favorite HF pinata.
Kane: 730 games played, 283 goals (0.39 goals per game)
Toews: 708 games played, 271 goals (0.38 goals per game)
I'm not surprised this stat is being downplayed because it's what many HF posters do - find the negative and belittle stuff. Even more so because it's the Hawks and (understandably) many people are sick and tired of the Hawks in the same way many neutral fans were pulling for the Falcons in the Super Bowl becauce people are sick of the Patriots being there all the time.
But, it is an amazing stat. If I were told that 2 team mates getting 20+ goals in 10+ consecutive seasons has happened only 6 times in the 100 year history of the NHL - I wouldn't have believed it. That number seems absurdly low, especially considering that before free agency and salary cap the players didn't jump around from team to team as much as they do today. It seems like an insignificant stat until you realize it's happened only 6 times and all 10 players from the previous duos are in the Hall of Fame. That brings some weight to what would have been a nothingburger stat.