Found May 07, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
Kevin Bieksa made himself look stupid on Monday when he called out Logan Couture and Joe Thornton for what he believed to be embellishing. The Canucks defenseman accused Couture and Thornton of having no integrity for hockey and therefore weren’t real Canadians. Couture said he doesn’t have to give a response to Bieksa because he let’s his play do the talking. Meantime, we called out Bieksa for the bitter hypocrite that he is. And on Tuesday, more members of the Sharks decided to join in on the Bieksa hammering. Here’s Todd McLellan forecasting Bieksa’s future grievances with the Sharks: “If we go back now to look at the series, we’ve been called cheaters in Game 1, we’ve been called embellishing Canadians after Game 3. If the series goes any deeper, we may be accused of biting, eventually.” Joe Thornton, who holds dual citizenship, addresses Bieksa calling him a “so-called Canadian”: “I consider myself kind of North American, minus Mexico,” Thornton said. And last but not least the

Bieksa accuses Sharks of embellishment

"Whether you think we’re embellishers or not doesn’t take away the fact those 2 guys are doing it as well. Forget about the past." - Bieksa — Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) May 6, 2013 This is funny stuff, apparently, Vancouver Canucks Defenseman Kevin Bieksa is accusing the San Jose Sharks of embellishing and head snapping. You can't make this stuff up...

Henrik Sedin Butt-Ends Logan Couture After Faceoff in Sharks’ Game 3 Win (Animation)

The Vancouver Canucks are one game from being eliminated in the first round for the second consecutive year. Apparently, frustration is starting to set in. Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin, who has a reputation of being a squeaky-clean player, may have crossed a line in Game 3 on Sunday night against San Jose. The Canucks forward appeared to catch Sharks forward Logan Couture with...

Sedins to play for Sweden at worlds

Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin and defenseman Alex Edler will play for Sweden at the world hockey championships. J.P. Barry, the Sedins' agent, confirmed Wednesday the twins will play for their homeland at the tournament. They will leave Vancouver for Stockholm on Friday after attending a media availability to discuss the disappointing end of the Canucks...

Preparing The Canucks For The Future

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, When next season begins, the Vancouver Canucks will once again be a strong contender to make the playoffs — and if things go well, perhaps even challenge for the lead at times in their newly realigned environment. They’ll still have outstanding goaltending, and a decent back end, and general manager Mike Gillis will have...

NHL game puts pizza order in disarray

Friday night was a tough one for one pizza-loving Vancouver Canucks fan, whose pick-up order for a rally snack during the Canucks' Game 2 meeting with San Jose quickly became a pie that called for delivery, before ultimately arriving at his door as a somber reminder of another game gone wrong. The story starts with this tweet of a receipt reportedly showing the details of what...

Time to drop plunger on Vancouver Canucks?

Barring a miraculous comeback, the Vancouver Canucks will exit the NHL playoffs during the first round.That could trigger serious changes in the Pacific Northwest. The Canucks sent off warning flares while losing their first three games to the San Jose Sharks, including a 5-2 debacle Sunday. Could a move or two vault this squad back to Stanley Cup contention?  Or has the time come...

Vancouver Canucks fan changes pizza order because of game (Picture)

The one thing that I do know about sports fans is that when the games are going on, there are very few things that will prevent them for turning away from the action. Check out this receipt from a Vancouver, Canada pizza place that had an order changed from a pick-up to a delivery because of Canucks/Sharks playoff game: (Courtesy of Deadspin)

Being A Bruins Fan: Celebrating The Demise Of The Canucks In Pictures (PHOTOS)

Ever since the Vancouver Canucks and their fans christened themselves Stanley Cup champions after Game TWO, Bruins fans (and most of the hockey loving world) revel annually in their demise. Looks like the Canucks have been psychologically damaged by the Bruins in 2011. Vancouver has only won TWO playoff game since going up 2-0 in the Cup Final. They lost to the Bruins 4 games to...

You have to love Adam Burish’s candor

This was golden, I know this is a day old but It’s worth the read if you haven’t seen it yet. Former Badger forward and current San Jose Shark Adam Burish responded to Vancouver Canucks defenseman Bieska’s charges that the Sharks were embellishing during their series against the Canucks. On its face, this charge is hilarious, if not preposterous, because the Canucks are known...

Vancouver heads home, has numerous questions to address

The Vancouver Canucks were swept out of the playoffs by the San Jose Sharks, earning the unfortunate distinction of being the first team sent home from the 2013 postseason. The Sharks completed the sweep with a 4-3 win in OT on Tuesday night, earning the squad a spot in the second round. Vancouver's season ends almost exactly as it began with fans questioning the team'...

San Jose sweeps Vancouver, Sharks head to Western Conference Finals

Bust out the brooms, San Jose fans. You just swept your way to the conference finals.  In an action-packed, back-and-forth slugfest, the San Jose Sharks finished off the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 (OT) on their home ice Tuesday night, and will enjoy a few off days before they face the winner of the Minnesota Wild-Chicago Blackhawks series.  In a game that featured a load of undisciplined...

Ian Esplen: Press Conference- Noon PST

Follow me on twitter @IanEsplen to chat hockey, sports and life in general anytime Okay, First things first. The Vancouver Canucks have called a press conference for Noon today. Early rumblings are that not much is going to be coming out of this. It's very likely Mike Gillis will take to the podium, tippy toe around the issues, thank fans, apologize that this wasn'...

Coach’s Corner Tonight

Don Cherry talked about the Leafs/Bruins first period, the on-ice officials from the Montreal/Ottawa game last night, the San Jose Sharks, the Islanders and the goalie situation in Vancouver.  
NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.