Dave Bolland wasn’t shy about his distaste for the Vancouver Canucks.
During an interview on a local radio station, Chicago Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland ripped into the Vancouver Canucks and referred to the Sedin twins as “sisters” on numerous occasions.
The Blackhawks centre called out the character of the Canucks players and said he’d never want to play on the same team as the Sedin “sisters.”
“Well, they’ll never become Hawks,” Bolland told WGN Radio in Chicago. “I don’t think we’d let them on our team. That’d probably be one thing. We’d be sure not to let them on our team. And, yeah, they probably still would be sisters. I think they might sleep in, like, bunk beds. The older one has the bottom one, the younger one’s got the top.”
Bolland said that he and his teammates don’t particularly enjoy their road trips to Vancouver and Rogers Arena.
“There’s a lot of weirdos there,” Bolland said. “You don’t want to be out there too long.”
Bolland has publicly called out the Canucks in the past and last June told the Chicago Tribune how much he despises their tactics and style of play.
“Typical, pulling hair and biting people. Sort of like a little girl,” Bolland told the local Chicago newspaper. “But things happen during games. Stuff like that isn’t meant for hockey. So some of those things have to be taken care of.”
Bolland wasn’t the first to call out the Canucks this season after Mark Recchi told a Boston radio station in November that last year’s Canucks were the most arrogant and hated team he ever played against in his 22-year career.
The intense rivalry between the Canucks and Blackhawks has become prominent with heated playoff battles the last three seasons.
“I hate of all of them,” Bolland said.
The Blackhawks play the Canucks on Jan. 31 in Vancouver.
UPDATE: In response, Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault equated the size of Dave Bolland’s IQ to that of a bird seed and said Bolland has a face only a mother could love.
While Henrik Sedin took the high road on Wednesday, Kevin Bieksa said Bolland doesn’t want the twins on his team because then he’d be out of a roster spot.