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Dave Bolland calls Sedin brothers 'sisters'

Vancouver Canucks coach AlaVigneault said Blackhawks forward Dave Bollhas an 'IQ probably size bird seed he has face thonly mother

Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland has an "IQ probably the size of a bird seed and he has a face that only a mother could look at." | Jeff Vinnick~Getty Images

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Updated: January 16, 2012 10:37AM



ST. PAUL, Minn. — It doesn’t matter if their next matchup isn’t until Jan. 31 and that they are miles apart. The topic of Blackhawks center Dave Bolland apparently still bothers the Vancouver Canucks.

Bolland created a stir in Vancouver after playing along with the hosts of “Blackhawks Live” on WGN-AM (720) and the Hawks- friendly crowd at Harry Caray’s on Monday by referring to Canucks stars Henrik and Daniel Sedin as “sisters” he wouldn’t want on his team and saying there are “weirdos” in the city of Vancouver.

It wasn’t the first time Bolland has poked fun at the Sedins, and it probably won’t be the last, especially if the bitter rivals meet in the playoffs for the fourth year in a row.

But Bolland’s latest comments, which came during a show in which fans ask questions, went viral, then reached another level when the Canucks, who are in Raleigh, N.C., for a game Thursday against the Carolina Hurricanes, were asked about them.

“When you have comments like Bolland’s, he’s obviously an individual whose IQ is probably the size of a bird seed and he has a face that only a mother could look at,” Canucks coach Alain Vigneault told Vancouver reporters in Raleigh.

“We’re not talking about a junior league here or a bush league. We’re talking about the National Hockey League, where they have professional players who get involved in community. . . . And to have guys like this trying to act like comedians, it’s just not the right thing to do.”

Bolland took the high road when asked about the Canucks’ remarks after the Hawks defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-3 in a shootout Wednesday.

“Between us, I have the utmost respect for the Sedin twins, Alain Vigneault and all the Vancouver Canucks,” Bolland said. “It was just a little bit of tongue-in-cheek we had at the little radio show with some of the fans.”



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