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Ryan Kesler says he was 'sick' of Vancouver media 'throwing people under the bus'

Christopher Hanewinckel / USA TODAY Sports

The Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Kesler is adapting to life in Orange County pretty well. 

There's the sunshine, sure, and he's back at the top of the Pacific Division with an organization he describes as "first class." But it's those covering the team - or better yet, those who aren't - who are healing the two-time Olympian.

When asked whether he possesses the stigma attached to being a "bad teammate," Kesler went after the Vancouver media.

"That’s the problem with Vancouver," he told Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register. "The media makes up a lot of stories that aren't true. To be honest, I was really sick of certain media guys throwing people under the bus. 

"No matter how much my old teammates say it doesn't bother them. It affects them. It does in that city."

Kesler did explain that he liked most of the people working the Vancouver beat, and much like his departure from the team it all comes down to business.

"They've got to sell papers in that city."

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