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Couture’s reply to Bieksa embellishment accusation: ‘Really?’

May 6, 2013, 9:36 PM EDT

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Vancouver’s Kevin Bieksa sure found a good way to distract from his team being down 3-0 to the San Jose Sharks.

His accusations that Logan Couture and Joe Thornton have been embellishing penalties all series got fans all stirred up thanks to the Canucks’ less-than clean past.

David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News got the other side of the story from Couture and he kept it pretty simple.

“Really?” was his first reaction. Then he continued. “There’s really not much to say. I’m not going to go to the media and do any talking. I’ll do my talking on the ice.”

Now there’s some swagger. Why not just toss in a, “Dude, scoreboard” while you’re at it. It’s earned at this point given how Couture has played this series.

Thornton, to his credit, wrote off Bieksa’s comments as being “just talk” and cited their dire position in the series as his reason for sounding off. The Sharks, meanwhile, are looking for their first sweep in franchise history and can finish off the Canucks tomorrow night.

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