Bieksa trolls Fiddler with "caveman" photo on Hockey Night in Canada

Feb 21 2021, 8:03 pm

Kevin Bieksa’s bookshelf provided some subtle hilarity for the second straight week on Hockey Night in Canada.

After showing off a framed picture of Ryan Kesler in the nude, this week it was Vernon Fiddler’s turn. Bieksa showcased a framed photo of Fiddler on the shelf behind, from a famous incident that happened between the two former NHL players.


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During a game in Dallas on February 26, 2012, Fiddler did a hilarious impression of Bieksa while the Canucks defenceman was sitting on the bench. It got a laugh from Bieksa, but it got an all-out giggle fit from head coach Alain Vigneault.

“He’s not the first guy to do it, unfortunately,” Bieksa told After Hours back in 2012. “There’s a couple of other Muppets around the league that have been trying to do it. I’m sure he’s not the last guy after this.”

“He’s an ugly guy to start out with, and then he’s doing that face on top of that,” Bieksa added. “He’s not doing himself any favours.”

Fiddler shot back.

“Obviously, it hurt the caveman’s feelings a little,” Fiddler said before the next Canucks-Stars game in March of 2012. “Their bench got quite a kick out of it, which says what kind of guy he is.”

Nine years later, there’s clearly no hard feelings between the two, with Fiddler giving Bieksa kudos on Twitter.

And of course, fans loved it.

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