I Find This Video Odd: Bieksa has an irresistible tush

With just two goals in regulation and only 46 shots total, Monday night’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes wasn’t exactly the epitome of entertainment. Fortunately, Canucks fans can count on Kevin Bieksa to liven things up, though he normally does so with his comments in interviews.

Near the end of the third period, Bieksa tried to get fancy with an iced puck, flipping it off the boards and attempting to catch it behind his back. He came just short of succeeding when linesman Mark Wheler stepped in to help him out…

…and got a little fresh in the process.

Shorty and Garrett have a little fun with the moment: “It’s February 14th tomorrow” notes Shorty innocently. Extra credit goes to the Sportsnet production team, who conveniently paused on the moment Wheler went for the Ballstein-esque tushy squeeze as they cut to the Sportsnet logo. Kudos.

Unfortunately, no one interviewed Wheler after the game. Otherwise, we could have laid to rest the rumour that Bieksa’s nickname, “Juice,” pertains to one of the attributes of his gluteus maximus.

Tumblr, of course, was thrilled, as much as a social media network can be thrilled. Our good friend Chloe Ezra produced this lovely animated gif.

It’s pretty much perfect, particularly the look of thoughtful concentration from the fan in the front row. Clearly this moment has caused him to re-evaluate his life. Now he’s thinking about that special someone in his life whose behind he hasn’t squeezed recently. It’s Valentine’s Day: have you squeezed your loved one’s tuckus today?

In all honesty, I’m a little bit worried about posting this. PITB is already the internet’s number one source for naked Kesler and Chris Higgins’ abs. We might end up with a reputation.

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20 comments

  1. bearspaw
    February 14, 2012

    Absolutely loved it…made me laugh and wish I was wearing stripes..lol

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  2. peanutflower
    February 14, 2012

    Well, it is pretty funny. Shorty and Garrett didn’t help either — they are the grand poobahs of unintentional hilarity. Cheech in particular can take any innocent occasion and statement and make it sound vaguely dirty.

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    • Brosef Stalin
      February 14, 2012

      It’s because of his duster. Having an 80′s pornstaresque ‘stache like that can make anything dirty. *Cue Movember Flashbacks*

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    • stathead
      February 14, 2012

      Am not quite sure it was totally unintentional in this case – right before the Feb 14th comment, there was quite a naughty chuckle when they said- I can’t remember the exact words but it was something like “And the linesman tried to help Bieksa out there.” “Yes, he sure did.”

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  3. Nick@TheDevilsZone
    February 14, 2012

    I find this headline disturbing.

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  4. Fred
    February 14, 2012

    Is that Mike Gillis’ brother in the front row watching?

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    • J21
      February 14, 2012

      Or possibly Robert Palmer. Or Don Henley.

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  5. SteveB
    February 14, 2012

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  6. Cathylu
    February 14, 2012

    Oh, I think PITB already has a reputation…..

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    • Harrison Mooney
      February 14, 2012

      Yup. PITB is for the ladies.

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      • Chicky
        February 14, 2012

        You’d get extra ladies credit if this post had Chris Higgins’s Abs in it. Where is the LOVE Harrison?

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        • sarah
          February 14, 2012

          Happy Valentine’s Day Vancouver!

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        • tj
          February 14, 2012

          Chris Higgins has recently lost ten pounds–probably in abs. I think it could be an issue worthy of investigation.

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          • Nee
            February 14, 2012

            Today Vancouver, you’re looking Trevor Linden good.

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          • SteveB
            February 14, 2012

            say it ain’t so!
            I was hoping that he’d get even more deliciously ripped with the weight loss.

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      • Scout
        February 14, 2012

        God *bless* ya PITB!

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  7. Kavy36
    February 14, 2012

    Thank you PITB for posting this- I was afraid I was going to have to search for video of this incident while I was at work and that would have been awkward… not as awkward as a linesman grabbing Bieksa in the tush, but still. Keep up the good work.

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  8. Sheryl
    February 14, 2012

    This totally made my day! The perfect Valentine’s Day post!

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  9. aussienuck
    February 14, 2012

    I’m guessing that’s why Klesla went after Juice, he’s a tad jealous he didn’t get any…poor guy

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  10. Brosef Stalin
    February 14, 2012

    In some other not quite related Valentine’s Day fun, did anybody see the clip on canucks.com of Luongo going for Fin’s lady friend and then giving him the High Five! -PSYCH! routine? Will Fin pull a Danny Sabourin and slip something into Roberto’s water bottle?

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