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Fiddler on Bieksa impression: “obviously it hurt the caveman’s feelings a little”

Mar 6, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT

With the Dallas Stars in Vancouver tonight to play the Canucks, hockey fans could be treated to the latest chapter of the Vernon Fiddler-Kevin Bieksa feud that came to a head Feb. 26 with…a hilarious impression.

Fiddler was asked this morning about the now-infamous angry face that Canucks coach Alain Vigneault so enjoyed.

“Obviously it hurt the caveman’s feelings a little, and he was talking about it, but it’s the game within the game,” Fiddler told reporters.

By the way, there’s history behind the hostility. It was Fiddler’s skate that slashed Bieksa’s calf in 2007, an ugly injury that cost the Canuck defenseman half a season.

“He was the guy who cut me open and then chirped me after about it,” Bieksa said on Feb. 26. “Class act.”

  1. nobandwagoners - Mar 6, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    I don’t think I’d go so far as to say “hostility” played any real part of Fidler’s impression. Both players (and benches) seemed to get a good-natured, humourous chuckle out of the whole thing. And Bieska’s comments about it were also some more ribbing along those lines. Yeah, the bit about chirping about the calf laceration – that might be a bit different, but this latest mummery wasn’t anything much other than wise-cracks.

    Hostility – that might apply to more to Bieska’s and Ben Eager’s interactions. Maybe after the Stars and Nucks finish playing one another a few more times over the rest of the season, something will develop but let’s not try and build the whole Fidler/Bieska thing to be something it’s not. Funny, yes; that’s about it.

    • jdubs21 - Mar 6, 2012 at 8:22 PM

      Anything that adds some life into this series is a welcome change. Even the “tight game” last week was boring as hell.

  2. ikillchicken - Mar 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Yes. Clearly this hurt the Canucks’ feelings. Hence the uncontrollable laughter.

  3. crazemastercraze - Mar 6, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    i’m all for it if Vigneault looses his composure and laughs uncontrollably

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