Alain Vigneault has had plenty of bon mots to dispense with during his seven seasons as Vancouver Canucks head coach. Click on the photo tab above this photo to see the best …
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VANCOUVER — During his seven seasons behind the Vancouver Canucks bench, Alain Vigneault has had his share of moments in his dealings with the media. Here is the best of AV, quote department:
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• “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.” — Responding to Blackhawks centre Dave Bolland calling the Sedin twins 'sisters' during a Chicago radio show.
• “As far as the sex goes, that's none of my business. They can do what they want. I like to have a lot of control but not that part there.” — On what advice he would give to his players during the 2010 playoffs.
• “A man possessed? I shouldn’t be laughing.” — Asked if he felt soft forward Kyle Wellwood's intensity level was on the rise.
• "It's 1-0 for the car." — On the status of prospect Yann Sauve, who was struck by a vehicle Sept. 4, 2010 in downtown Vancouver just prior to training camp.
• "Can I laugh? I'm really sensitive about that stuff.” — When asked to comment on Don Cherry's comment that naming goalie Roberto Luongo team captain was silly.
• "All I know is I can finally tell them apart and I can't figure out how come it took me four years. For me, right now, they don't even look alike." — On needing a fourth season to figure out the difference between Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
• “I'm lucky because my mom and dad like my friends.” — On living with parents during the lockout, and having some buddies over, while his own place was being renovated.
• “That was a pretty good day for a little Frenchman from Quebec.” — On Alex Burrows, who scored the Game 7 overtime winner versus Chicago April 26, 2011 and then became a first-time father on April 27.
• “My give-a-care-meter for what's going on in Boston isn't very high. I'll let other people take care of that.” — When asked for a comment about Bruin goalie Tim Thomas’s snub-Obama-at-the-White-House controversy.
• "There is one thing you should know and we know about Kes, he'll do anything it takes to win. So you can take all of that with a grain of salt. And he really likes French people, so we're all set." — On Ryan Kesler's comments during the Olympic gold-medal final that Canuck teammate Roberto Luongo was fighting the puck in the Canadian net.
• “I didn't even know it was Louie's birthday. I'll just say 'Happy Birthday, Louie.' That should be enough.” — When asked if he had anything special planned for Luongo's 28th birthday.
• “He's day-to-day... with a boot on.” — Fudging his injury report on defenceman Chris Tanev, whose high ankle sprain kept him out of the lineup for four weeks plus playoffs.
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