Kevin Bieksa makes a mean “mean face”. You’ve probably seen it. At some point, during the game, something rubs Juice the wrong way, and he flashes a trademark sneer, except sneer is too passive a description — it’s more of a mental defenestration. With yesterday’s announcement that the Canucks have re-signed Juice through 2016 (with a no-trade clause, for which he apologized to fans who will need to plug someone else into their rumours), it gives me great joy to say that pictures of Kevin Bieksa boiling with bubbling hate will be a staple in this city for the next five years. Here are five good ones, just to whet your appetite.
This photo was taken during game five of the Western Conference Final versus San Jose, a game in which Bieksa scored the game-winning goal. Later on, he’ll be a happy guy, but here, he looks like he’s about to replace his gloves with a second pair of skates and go all “Edward Scissorhands” on the Sharks’ bench.
Why’s Bieksa so mad? What could inspire Kevin Bieksa to such palpable disgust? He just spotted someone in the crowd wearing the maroon orca jersey.
Here’s a Jeff Vinnick gem from Bieksa’s earlier days. Why’s Bieksa so mad? Byron Ritchie is manning the point on the powerplay. That’s enough to give anybody the crazies, but Bieksa looks like he’s about to reenact the final third of Takashi Miike’s “Audition.”
This photo, by Jeff Vinnick, captures Kevin Bieksa on the verge of ripping a dude’s spine out like NPH in “Undercover Brother.” Why’s he so mad? Slightly out of frame, Ryan Kesler is eating the last slice of plain cheese pizza.
Prior to the Canucks’ Western Conference Final versus the San Jose Sharks, Kevin Bieksa called Sharks’ forward Kyle Wellwood a little weasel. Then, in game one of that same series, Harry How snapped this photo, in which Bieksa’s fury has contorted his face into something uncannily and ironically weaselly.
Bonus material! Lest someone say that Kevin Bieksa only has one mode — pure fury — here’s a picture of Kevin Bieksa in which he shows off his adorable side.
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