You fine folks may remember the above image from a couple days back, when it inspired us to launch a Sami Salo photoshop contest, using this image. Well, the entries are in, and we thought we’d share them with you. A winner has yet to be picked, so if you want to have a say in the matter, please mosey on over to the comments and tell us what our opinion should be. In the meantime, here are 10 photos of Sami Salo, lustily licking his lips.
I was wondering who would be the first to put a giant turkey in front of Salo. This one’s from @DaviesJordan, who did a great job angling the turkey so it actually looks like it’s on the ledge. I like Salo’s outstretched hands, as though he’s not even going to bother to carve it before he digs in.
I’m gonna be honest. I find this one hilarious. A very understated entry from Pat Jenkins, who suggests that it’s just a single slice of cheese that has Salo so rapt. Basically, Sami Salo is Monterey Jack from Chip N’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers.
Uh, I made this one, because I’m a loser and I enter my own contests. Obviously, I’m disqualified because it came in after the deadline. No big deal — I already get, like, 10 free copies of the magazine because I edited it. Anyhow, this photo is a demonstration of the best way to catch a Lickitung: pretend you are one, and then, when it’s back is turned — blammo! — imprison his ass in a pokeball.
Pat Jenkins again, suggesting that Salo is salivating at the sight of a red power mushroom. Salo could definitely use it, although, considering his calamitous history, I might have made this a green mushroom. Salo could use the extra life more.
This innovative and way outside-the-box entry is from @MHenderson95. According to him, Salo is actually just moistening his lips for free carnival kisses. One wonders when it’s an open-mouth kissing booth or a closed-mouth kissing booth. As for me, I prefer open. It’s so much more open than closed mouth kissing. Abraham Lincoln agrees.
This entry is from Wes Pascuzzi, who explains: I had a different take on the contest photo. Myabe Salo was hungry, or maybe just in deep concentration and focus at a certain task at hand. The irony: after this photo was taken, Salo went to extract the water in the knee and shattered his patella.
Considering all the lip-licking Salo’s doing, he’s going to be mighty chapped later on. Someone should have put some lip balm on the ledge. That would have made sense. Instead, Pat Jenkins gives us the most nonsensical entry of the bunch. Why Salo would be lusting after an IV drip is beyond me, but I guess, once you get used to something… anyway, Pat Jenkins is weird.
Here’s an entry from J21, who shows us one of the reasons Salo always gets hurt: he eats KrustyO’s for breakfast. There’s little to no nutritional value. Gary Roberts would lose his mind over this. Personally, I’m surprised Salo has never missed games because he had a jagged metal KrustyO lodged in his abdomen.
About this entry, Simon writes: “This is Bettman (in a 1:1 scale) handing Salo a Subway sandwich which he apparently enjoys. While this may seem to kill off any conspiracy theories about the NHL screwing the Canucks, think again. The sandwich is poisoned of course.”
This entry comes from @SpencerDubas, who gives us Sami Salo pie-ing rookies Alex Burrows and Luc Bourdon at Canucks superskills, then suddenly being caught up in a beautiful dream where someone pies him. Look at him, envying the face full of pie that he’s just given Bourdon. Salo has issues.
Have a favourite? Let us know in the comments. We’ll announce the winner by the end of the day.Tags: featured, photoshop, PITB Contests, Salo, Salo eats gloves I think