Originally posted on Goon's World  |  Last updated 11/21/11
Apparently Dr. Mark Recchi has stirred up the Vancouver Canucks with a few of his comments he made on a radio show in Boston Last week.

You can hear Recchi's comments on the media file below. If my memory serves me right I also recall saying some of the same things about the Vancouver Canucks, " I have said in the past that the Vancouver Canucks are one of the most unlikable teams in the NHL (next to the Montreal Canadians and their fans)."


Below is the transcript of Recchi's comments below.
The Montreal Gazette --- Mark Recchi is retired, but his passion for the game is still evident.

Case in point — this week’s appearance on Boston sports radio where he ripped into the Bruins opponents in last season’s Stanley Cup final, the Vancouver Canucks.

“(In) 22 years they are the most arrogant team I played against and the most hated team I’ve ever played against,” Recchi said on 98.5 the Sports Hub. “I couldn’t believe their antics, their falling and diving. It was very frustrating, but at the same time as the series wore on we knew we were getting to them and we knew our physical play and our skating, I think it caught them off guard a little bit.”

The Bruins won the Cup in seven games.
 Apparently the Vancouver Canucks didn't appreciate Mark Recchi's comments. In particular Vancouver defenseman Kevin Bieksa was less than impressed with Recchi's comments as well. 
NESN.COM --- "Isn't he retired? What's he doing? Tell him to go play a round of golf or take a nap," Bieksa said, according to The Province.
Bieksa then insisted that you can call the Canucks a lot of things, but he doesn't think "arrogant" is one of them.

"The twins are so humble and you may not like playing against guys like Maxim Lapierre and Alex Burrows, but they're not arrogant," he said. "I just don't get it. Mark Recchi can go take a nap."
Really? In my opinion I think Alex Burrows and Maxim Lapierre are two of the biggest frauds in the NHL, when these two clowns aren't posing as punks on the ice they they are diving up and down the ice when ever the opposition breaths on them.


Related articles
  • Stanley Cup Champion Mark Recchi Calls Into K&M (wzlx.radio.com)
  • Classless in Victory: A Response to Mark Recchi's Comments About the Canucks (bleacherreport.com)
  • Vancouver's Defence Continues to Struggle (insidehockey.com)


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