I’m a little late to the party on this one, but Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area’s Kevin Kurz reports that the San Jose Sharks aren’t exactly fans of tonight’s opponent, the Vancouver Canucks. They agree with former Boston Bruins forward Mark Recchi’s assessment of the Canucks as the NHL’s most arrogant team…
“They’ve got certain guys, and they have [Maxim] Lapierre there who is known for that,” said [Ryane] Clowe. “He’s known to run his mouth and play that sort of game. He doesn’t really like backing that up. You have [Ryan] Kesler and [Alex] Burrows who used to do that a little bit more. Apparently the last year, and last couple of years, they’ve tried to not talk as much and just play.” Kesler has kind of turned the page a little bit, but they have some whiners and stuff over there,” said Murray.
Clowe, like [Douglas] Murray, also didn’t find it necessary to oppose Recchi’s viewpoint.
“[Recchi] said it. I’m not going to disagree with him,” said Clowe. “I think the