If you didn’t already know that this photo is from the dying seconds of Friday’s game with the Chicago Blackhawks, you’d be left intrigued by what, exactly, is up there. In fact, I look forward to two or three years down the road when someone comes across this image in a Google Images search and wonders if maybe something with wings had somehow gotten into the building and was doing barrel rolls in the rafters. A bat? A robin? Batman and Robin? Really, the possibilities are endless if you don’t already know that it’s just the boring old puck.

I find this photo odd because of the looks on the Canucks’ faces. Kevin Bieksa seems amazed. Roberto Luongo is terrified. Ryan Kesler sports a quiet dread. Dan Hamhuis wears acceptance. Judging simply by the looks on their faces, I’d wager that it’s a chariot of fire.

Turns out, after I blew the photo up, that’s exactly what it was. Now those looks make sense. Roberto Luongo seems genuinely concerned with the state of his soul. Dan Hamhuis is probably fairly confident he’s about to get picked up. By the way, if the above image is a bit too real for the heathens PITB readers, my wife suggested I do up a kinder, gentler, more religiously neutral version.

Now it just looks like Kevin Bieksa is hoping to catch an Easter egg in his mouth. How seasonally topical.

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14 comments

  1. zach hauri
    April 17, 2011

    Nothing more religiously neutral than Easter eggs. Happy Palm Sunday everybody!!

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  2. g_bassi13
    April 17, 2011

    http://i54.tinypic.com/16aa6ap.png

    You guys should offer the render, unless you are discouraging your readers from taking it, and turning into their own thing. Anyways, here it is:

    http://i51.tinypic.com/and6h1.png

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    • Harrison Mooney
      April 17, 2011

      Good idea. Here it is, a bit bigger.

      http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/8555/canucksinawe.png

      I’m proud to say that the image cut off Dan Hamhuis’s arm, so I constructed one.

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      • JS Topher
        April 17, 2011

        Nice job with the glove.
        Pretty convincing if not for the cuff of Bieksa’s glove left in there.

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  3. Dave
    April 17, 2011

    With today’s news, it’s obvious: They’re looking for John Scott.

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  4. annie
    April 17, 2011

    Can’t help but feel you’ve missed the obvious:

    Attack of the 50 Ft Centreman.

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  5. Steve Lockhart
    April 17, 2011

    It’s Dustin Byfuglien being lowered fron the rafters. God help us all.

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  6. Zing!
    April 17, 2011

    Did the CDC thread get deleted?

    Anyways, here’s my pitiful attempt.

    http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/2010/burrows.png

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    • Harrison Mooney
      April 17, 2011

      I think it did. Not sure what got the last one pinned and this one deleted… intelligence, probably.

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      • Zing!
        April 17, 2011

        Well… You did sell out… ;p

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    • Steve Lockhart
      April 17, 2011

      Pitiful? That was freakin’ hilarious.

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  7. Mike H.
    April 17, 2011

    This photo obviously displays the Canucks’ lack of mental toughness that Kyle Wellwood was talking about: http://img29.imageshack.us/i/wellwood.jpg/

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  8. The Bookie
    April 17, 2011

    Lame that the thread on the Canucks forum got deleted – there is a pinned thread that says with all the heavy playoff traffic, they’re deleting based on topic titles alone. Moderation on the board seems to be about as consistent as current NHL reffing standards.

    Anyways, I posted this in the thread but might as well link it here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/akeyclueinto/5628862496/in/photostream

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