If you want proof that Ryan Kesler is a strong leader in the Canucks dressing room, consider the growth of interview ruining in the team. It started with Kesler’s obsession with Keslurking, but he started recruiting his teammates earlier this season, ruining Aaron Rome’s moment in the sun.
Now the team has started ruining interviews even when Kesler isn’t around, attacking Jannik Hansen with rolled up balls of hockey tape as he talked to Joey Kenward prior to Thursday’s clash with the Red Wings.
It’s clear that the Canucks have become top-notch interview-ruiners. The victims shouldn’t be offended: like a kid in elementary school pulling a girl’s hair, they’re only doing it because they like you. And they apparently really like Jannik Hansen.
You’ll notice that the first ball of tape come from the direction of Mason Raymond, whose evil streak this season has been well documented. By us. No one else seems to have noticed, which is dangerous. The plans of Evil Raymond have gone unchecked.
The second ball of tape comes from the direction of Kevin Bieksa or Alex Burrows, whose mischievous natures are well known. Whichever of the two did not throw that second ball of tape throws the first one that actually makes contact. I’m guessing that Burrows has the better aim, given his win in the accuracy competition at Canucks SuperSkills.
Hodgson can be clearly seen making a tape ball then trying to hide it as Hansen turns around. Clearly, the rookie is unsure of his place in the dressing room and doesn’t know if he has the right to throw a tape ball at the veteran. Don’t worry, once he gets a couple years of experience, he’ll be whipping tape balls at everyone.
Maxim Lapierre was the most committed to the prank, hitting Hansen early then taking an extra toss at the end of the video.
The funniest part of the video is when Hansen turns tough: “If you hit me Cody, I’ll knock you out.”
Lapierre’s reaction is priceless, sarcastically scoffing, “Ohhhh, yeaaaah.” Lapierre apparently thinks that Hodgson could beat up Hansen. Someone needs to get those two into a boxing ring.Tags: Evil Raymond, Hansen, Interviews, Jannik Hansen, Let me buy you a beer Hansen, We have a lot of Jannik Hansen tags