Friday morning, Kevin Bieksa appeared on the Team 1040, presumably to talk about the Canucks’ 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens the night before. However, despite the win coming in the form of a very memorable comeback, most fans were far more interested in what Bieksa had to say about David Booth’s “Whitetail” nickname for Mason Raymond, revealed in a postgame tweet.
Lamentably, Bieksa pooh-poohed the moniker. But the segment wasn’t a total letdown — he also threw a bone to Canuck fans desperate for a new animal nickname, disclosing that Sami Salo is “Owl.”
How long has Salo had this nickname? If this video of him hooting after a postseason victory is any indication, at least since last May.Continue Reading —›