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In a bold move, Kevin Bieksa called an NHL player a 'Rat' during Saturday night's game

Published January 7, 2024 at 11:14
BY CHRIST
Ex-NHL player Kevin Bieksa openly criticizes Florida Panthers forward Nick Cousins for unsportsmanlike conduct.

During last night's Hockey Night in Canada, ex-NHL star Kevin Bieksa strongly rebuked Florida Panthers forward Nick Cousins for his consistent underhanded tactics.

Kevin Bieksa went OFF on Nick Cousins during Hockey Night in Canada





"What people don't wanna watch and see is kneeing, hitting a guys head into the boards, ramming a guy from behind and that is a common theme for [Nick Cousins]. I have never done this before but I have to do it, because this is a trend with this player. There's no place in the game for this and what is the common theme in all of these? Him at the bottom of the pile in a turtle position. This has been a common theme with this player... somebody in that organization or somebody that he respects has to sit down and say 'Enough of this' or the NHL has to come down and hammer this guy. Somebody has to hammer this guy from the department of justice and put an end to these crappy hits because I hate them and that's a rat to me. I'm sorry it is."

Cousins is widely regarded as having one of the poorest reputations in the entire NHL. The incident that triggered Bieksa's remarks was his hit on Coyotes defenseman Juuso Valimaki. In response, Valimaki's teammate, Jason Zucker, retaliated by boarding Cousins, resulting in Cousins being knocked out.


Source: Hockeypatrol
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In a bold move, Kevin Bieksa called an NHL player a 'Rat' during Saturday night's game

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