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ST. PAUL, Minn. — It wasn’t the first time Dave Bolland referred to Henrik and Daniel Sedin as “sisters.” And, it probably won’t be the last.
But Bolland created a stir in Vancouver after playing along with the hosts of “Blackhawks Live” on WGN-Radio (AM-720) and the Hawks friendly crowd at Harry Caray’s in Chicago on Monday by referring to the Canucks’ stars as “sisters” and saying there are “weirdos” in the city of Vancouver.
“Well, they’ll never become Hawks,” Bolland said when asked if the Sedins would still be “sisters” if they joined the Hawks. “I don’t think we’d let them on our team. 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 bunk beds. The older one has the bottom one, the younger one has got the top.”
It didn’t take long for Bolland’s comments to go viral. (Here’s audio of the interview, which also included goalie Corey Crawford.) But they reached another level when they were brought to the attention of the Cancuks, who were in Raleigh, N.C. for a game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Apparently, Bolland is still good at irritating the Sedins, despite being miles away and their next matchup not until Jan. 31.
“When you have comments like Bolland’s, he’s obviously an individual whose IQ is probably the size of a birdseed and he has a face that only a mother could look at,” Canucks coach Alain Vigneault told Vancouver reporters in Raleigh.
“Such a classy organization as Chicago, I’m sure they’re not too happy about that. I’m sure the NHL is not too happy about that. 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. They all do a hard line of work and they do it the best they can. And to have guys like this trying to act like comedians, it’s just not the right thing to do.”
Of course, Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa was willing to chime in too.
“I think if it weren’t for the twins, I don’t think anyone would hear about Dave Bolland,” Bieksa told the Vancouver Province. “His matchup against them in the playoffs has put him on the map. If he doesn’t want them on his team, he’s crazy. It’s probably because he’d be out of a roster spot.”
It’s important to mention Bolland entertained questions from fans too on this now infamous Monday night. He was asked by a young fan if he hates everyone on the Canucks or “just a lot of them.”
“I hate all of them,” Bolland replied.