Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/20/11

The Vancouver Canucks are not interested in getting into a war of words with Mark Recchi.

After the retired Recchi called the Canucks "the most arrogant team I played against and the most hated team I’ve ever played against,” Vancouver defenseman Kevin Bieksa fired back in kind.

“Isn’t he retired? What’s he doing?" Bieksa asked. "Tell him to go play a round of golf or take a nap. Why is he chirping us?”

Recchi offered his assessment amid some prodding on Boston sports radio this week.

Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault was not amused.

"I’ve known Mark, I’ve coached Mark, he’s a quality person,” Vigneault said. “But you can also win with class. You don’t need to rub it in. It was a seven-game series. This team, in my mind, is about integrity. We play the right way. They won.

“It is not a very classy thing.”

Recchi won his third Stanley Cup after the Bruins bested the Canucks in last season's finals.

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