Video: I kid you not, there is footage of Sami Salo hooting like an owl

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.”

And then he hooted.

The big reveal led to a number of follow-ups. How long has Salo had this nickname? Why does he have it? Does Sami Salo also hoot, perhaps in the locker room after games?

Lucky for us, Vanna (SoCal’s best Bulie) has unearthed answers to all three questions. I direct you to this short Canucks TV clip from last May, in which the team is greeted in the locker room by Manny Malhotra after a victory over the Nashville Predators. Salo enters the room at the 0:12 mark.

Yes, that is indeed Salo hooting like an owl (amidst a series of awkward fist bumps). Seriously, what the heck.

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8 comments

  1. Brosef Stalin
    December 10, 2011

    I was watching Chloe’s .gif of “Sowlo” expecting the owl to explode or take a puck to some exposed area… but it never happened. (Not that I’m reaaaaally complaining, it’s a great animation)

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  2. Anonymous
    December 10, 2011

    lowl awesome!

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  3. Zandberg
    December 11, 2011

    Niiiiiiice! Funny stuff by Salo

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  4. SteveB
    December 11, 2011

    how about a Sami Salo is your Owl-O T-shirt contest?
    ;^)

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  5. Kate Fullerton
    December 11, 2011

    At first, i didn’t know what u meant when u said kevin bieksa hooted, i thought u were using some kind of figure of speech. So i listened to the radio clip, and yep, he hooted :D

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  6. tj
    December 12, 2011

    FYI, I have too much time on my hands… Or I’m procrastinating… Anyhoot: Booth just tweeted “Miss playing with @Ryan_Kesler looks hot out there. And Get better Chinook!!”

    So, he’s now re-speciousing Silent G. Whatever will the Council have to say about that!

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  7. Karen
    December 12, 2011

    Makes sense. He’s old and wise. He probably also likes tootsie pops.

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