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This series hasn’t been going too well for the Canucks. They’re down 3-0 in the series and could see their season end Tuesday night. They have had mostly unrealiable goaltending. And it’s all coming at the hands to the Sharks, their mortal enemies. So, needless to say, defenseman Kevin Bieksa is no doubt frustrated. That frustration boiled over on Monday after practice when he publicly questioned the integrity and, by extension, patriotism of two of the Sharks’ best players—Joe Thornton and Logan Couture. Patriotism? Wha’? Yes, for reals. Per BANG: “Those are two Canadian guys who are supposed to be playing the game with integrity,” Bieksa said after the Canucks practiced at HP Pavilion. “Maybe our team has to do more of that.” And then: “Couture has been snapping his head back. This isn’t my opinion. The evidence is in the video,” Bieksa told reporters. “Thornton, another so-called Canadian … He gets slashed, takes his glove off, shakes his hand.” Couture channeled Weekend U
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