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The Canucks are plenty pissed at “birdseed” Bolland

Dec 14, 2011, 5:34 PM EDT

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Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis took a diplomatic approach in replying to David Bolland‘s comments about the Sedins.

Gillis’ coach and players? Not so much.

The Vancouver Province reports Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault and defenseman Kevin Bieksa fired back after Bolland called the Sedins “sisters” and suggested they share bunk beds.


“They’ve both been probably two of the best players in the NHL for the last five years, they’ve won a gold medal, and they are really involved in the community. They are great examples for players in the NHL, and for young people. They are just two great young people.

“When you have comments like Bolland’s, he’s obviously an individual whose IQ is probably the size of a birdseed. And he has a face that only a mother could look at.

“You’re talking about two players who play with integrity, they play the right way, that are great examples of everything this game stands for. Then you have a birdseed like that making comments.

“Lucky his mother loves him.


“I think he looks more like a girl than they do.

“I think if it weren’t for the twins, I don’t think anyone would hear about Dave Bolland. His matchup against them in the playoffs has put him on the map. If he doesn’t want them on his team, he’s crazy. It’s probably because he’d be out of a roster spot.”

Booya! This is getting good. The only thing left now is for renowned agitator/acclaimed radio personality Dan Carcillo to enter the fray.

Oh, and just a reminder: Vancouver and Chicago next renew acquaintances on Jan. 31.

  1. F4S Leigh - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    While I agree wholeheartedly with AV’s view, I just wish he had come back with “no comment”. Stooping to his level was not the way to go here…

    Bieksa’s actually 100% correct in his analysis.

    • elvispocomo - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:46 PM

      I like Bieksa doing it but would have preferred AV to stick with Gillis’ approach. Bieksa certainly got it spot on though.

      As far as Carcillo, should we wait around for him to call out Tanner Glass or Raffi Torres to fight or just assume he did and won? Well, they did play Phoenix last week, but don’t have anymore games against them or the Jets this season, so he’s missed his chance to retaliate against the ‘Canucks’.

  2. haterzgonahate - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    please.. keep throwing gas on this fire…

    cue the riot jokes..

  3. Chip Caray's Eyebrows - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    Alain Vigneault is a prick anyway.

    • haterzgonahate - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:51 PM

      most good coaches are…

  4. comeonnowguys - Dec 14, 2011 at 5:55 PM

    Anyone notice how AV kept calling them “young people” and not “guys” or “men?” HE KNOWS BOLLAND’S RIGHT! :)

    ok, ok, ok… /PedanticismOff

  5. charlutes - Dec 14, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    boom, roasted.

  6. bigtganks - Dec 14, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Hamhuis thinks Bolland is soft after crushing him last year. Must still be ticked he lost to “twin sisters” in the playoffs last year.

  7. ruddigervancity - Dec 14, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Surprised that nobody’s mentioned Henrik’s (ongoing) 530 + game iron man streak, or the fact that Daniel has missed only a handful of games since 2005.

    I guess I’d have lots of energy to check the Sedins too if I sat out every time I had a hangnail like Bolland does.

  8. pastabelly - Dec 14, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Vancouver players and coach showing what turds they really are by responding like that.

  9. pastabelly - Dec 14, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Vancouver players and coach showing what turds they really are by responding like that.

    • haterzgonahate - Dec 14, 2011 at 7:24 PM

      lol… ya.. cause they’re the ones going on air to voice their hatred of past playoff foes from which they already triumphed over

  10. mornelithe - Dec 14, 2011 at 8:41 PM

    Let me know when the Sedin sisters do something in the Cup Finals.

    • warpstonebc - Dec 14, 2011 at 11:32 PM

      What, you mean like Ovechkin or Stamkos or anyone else not named Crosby or Kane in recent history?

      The Sedins play against top defenders every night. They don’t play in the slot. They cycle and work the boards. They take hits, slashes and cross-checks and still produce goals. That’s a rare feat, period.

      Bolland is a good agitator. But there are a hundred guys in the juniors who could fill his roster spot.

      • hystoracle - Dec 15, 2011 at 11:14 AM

        They are also very good at taking the Dive.

  11. danphipps01 - Dec 14, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    Bieksa’s got a point. Who the fuck is Dave Bolland other than “that guy who makes life hard for the Canucks”? Nobody actually knows who the guy is but for his expanded role in this particular rivalry. He’s a reasonably decent shutdown centre. Not exactly making the headlines with his talent, so I guess pulling a Sean Avery’s pretty much the only thing he CAN use to get the attention he apparently craves.

  12. dropthepuckeh - Dec 14, 2011 at 9:09 PM

    Watch out, Canuck mafia out in force with their panties in a bunch. Maybe he said it because he knew he’d get a rise out of the heartless team and the equally whiny fan base. I’d venture the team is more a reflection of their fan base than vice versa. Sedins are no doubt great guys- too bad they ended up in a city which applaudes diving and pretending to be hurt. You guys are so crafty!

  13. xxshookonexx - Dec 15, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    The Sedins obviously are very tough, look at how often they grimace and fall to the ice in pain. I’m sure they would never fake something like that.

  14. tessaxx3 - Dec 15, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    I like how everyone says “who’s Dave bolland”. Dave bolland is the guy who won the Stanley cup 2 years ago. I believe thats 1 cup more than the sedins. The twins can put up great stats but without a cup, it means nothing

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