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Mark Recchi not a huge fan of '10-11 Canucks

Posted on: November 17, 2011 7:38 pm
Edited on: November 17, 2011 7:45 pm
 
recchi2By: Adam Gretz

Mark Recchi spent 22 years in the NHL and most likely played against more than one team that he wasn't particularly fond of. Such is life in the NHL, especially when it comes to lengthy playoff runs and a Stanley Cup chase. So when he says a certain team was "the most arrogant" team he's played against, and "the most hated team" he's ever played against, it's an interesting statement.

Those are the words he used to describe his feelings regarding the 2010-11 Vancouver Canucks, the team Recchi and the Boston Bruins defeated in seven games to end their lengthy Stanley Cup drought and give Recchi the third championship ring of his career.

On Thursday, Recchi took some time out of his retirement to make an appearance on Boston Sports radio, chatting with "Gresh & Zo" on Boston's 98.5 the Sports Hub and talked about what it was like to play against the 2010-11 Canucks. Basically, he didn't really care for them.

“In 22 years they are the most arrogant team I played against and the most hated team I’ve ever played against," said Recchi. “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.”

Last year's Finals was an extremely physical series between two teams that seemingly disliked each other more and more as the series progressed. His comments probably a sting a bit for the folks in Vancouver, seeing as how Recchi was born in Kamloops, British Columbia.

In 25 playoff games Recchi recorded 14 points, good enough for sixth-best on the Bruins.

You can check out the full audio of his appearance by clicking here.

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Comments

Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 11:28 am
 

Mark Recchi not a huge fan of '10-11 Canucks

I thought it was common knowledge ? Everybody hates those Canucks



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 18, 2011 12:16 am
 

Mark Recchi not a huge fan of '10-11 Canucks

Recchi is correct!  Vancouver is full of a bunch whiny babies (who happen to also be very good hockey players).  Great to watch the Blackhawks put another smack down on them last night (5-1).  Only would have been better if whiny Luongo was in net.  The Sedins can skate and move the puck no doubt, but once the playoffs start and the physical play picks up, they either disappear or dive to the ice!!



Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Mark Recchi not a huge fan of '10-11 Canucks

just like a bruin-retired but still being an asshole!
 



Since: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:10 pm
 

Mark Recchi not a huge fan of '10-11 Canucks

everybody in the west hates them also , just took the east coast a little longer to see the pond scum from vancouver



Since: Nov 1, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Mark Recchi not a huge fan of '10-11 Canucks

Who cares? You're retired, just shut up and fade away!!


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