Team Blue edged Team White 14-10 at the Canucks for Kids Fund’s annual Super Skills event Sunday, with Keith Ballard winning the fastest skater, Sami Salo defending his hardest shot title, and Alex Burrows claiming the accuracy competition. But, more important than the victors in the individuals events was that the afternoon also yielded the latest, greatest Keslurk.
Manny Malhotra is the victim this time, bombed during an interview with Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy after one of the events. While the two chat, Kesler sneaks in behind them for the Keslurk. But, in a nifty new twist, the Kesler bombing the interview isn’t Ryan — it’s his one-year-old son Ryker. Bear witness to baby’s first Keslurk.
Listen to the crowd pop when the fans notice Ryker on the jumbotron. The kid’s a natural showman. Granted, he’s his father’s son and Keslurking is therefore in his blood. Not to mention he’s been a celebration baby since day one.
This isn’t the first time Kesler has ventured into prop comedy while perpetrating a Keslurk. Last season, he bombed Cory Schneider while wearing Roberto Luongo’s mask, and a week later he bombed Shorty and Garrett while wearing one of Garrett’s old cages. Earlier this season, he used the workout equipment in the Canucks’ weight room to great comedic effect while bombing Jannik Hansen.
But this goes beyond any of that. Live props? I think we just experienced the next generation of Keslurk.
How fitting that the next generation of Keslurk is also the next generation of Kesler.Tags: Keslurking, Malhotra