FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – One of the most fascinating things about NHL trades is how former enemies can suddenly be thrown together in the same locker room.
Which is why Kevin Bieksa waiving his no-trade clause to potentially join the San Jose Sharks is such a beautiful thing.
Both Elliotte Friedman and Bob McKenzie report that Bieksa and the Sharks are a match, with the Vancouver Canucks defenseman willing to waive his no-trade clause for San Jose. This, again, is fascinating, given what Bieksa said about the Sharks in 2013 during the Stanley Cup Playoffs:
“There's guys on their team, two guys in particular, that are embellishing a lot of calls making it tough on the officials,” Bieksa said. “Couture, you can't go near the guy. He snaps his head back. He flails. You touch him after the whistle, and he's going to jump off the ice and throw himself into the glass. And those are hard calls for the officials to make, and now they're going against us.
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