We had a number of people e-mail and tweet us suggesting we put up the postgame video from the Canucks’ 3-2 overtime win over the Colorado Avalanche Saturday. On first glance, it’s hard to see why. The clip, which clocks in at just over a minute, is little more than a bunch of guys walking into a room and undressing. What’s so exciting about that? (Said the heterosexual male.)
I mean, maybe that’s enough for you, but, as you may know, we at PITB deal primarily in wackiness. The wackiness is at a minimum in this clip. What’s the big deal?
However, upon closer inspection, there are some interesting observations to be made in the short video, from Alain Vigneault’s peculiar handshake routine to Zack Kassian’s t-shirt selection. So let’s work our way through it.
0:02 - The Canucks begin filing into the dressing room, a march soundtracked by Calvin Harris’s “Feel So Close”. It’s a crappy song.
0:12 - Kesler has similar opinions of it. “Great music,” he mutters. BUT HE TOTALLY MEANS THE OPPOSITE.
0:12 - While Kesler is ripping the music, Sami Salo gives a forlorn look to the camera from his lonely corner stall. Was he always so shy? He tries to formulate a congratulations to Higgins, but Kesler drowns him out and he nervously retreats back into his shell. It’s much safer for him in there.
0:18 - And speaking of one dude drowning out another, Mason Raymond enters the room and begins to say something intelligent to Higgins before Burrows follows him in shouting unintelligible nonsense. I bet this happens all the time, like when they’re ordering at restaurants.
“Hello, ma’am. I’d like the foie gras and a glass of –”
0:39 - Roberto Luongo patrols the room, making faces and talking to himself. One such face is at the top of the post. I believe he last made that face during the overtime intermission in Game of 5 of the 2007 Western Conference semifinals.
0:47 - With the Northwest Division sewn up and a playoff berth officially in the books, Alain Vigneault immediately begins preparing for the postseason by practicing handshakes. The players indulge him. You can’t see it, but he slips in a Suck on that, Quenneville a few times.
0:49 - Chris Higgins’s abs make an appearance. They remain spectacular. (Said the heterosexual male.)
0:53 - Alex Burrows yells Attaboy Higggggaaaaaayyyyyy! for approximately the 15th time. This time it’s followed by Yeah Yeah Yeah!
0:55 - Zack Kassian is wearing a 2012 Northwest Division champions t-shirt. Rookie mistake. By now, everyone else knows that winning the Northwest Division is akin to winning Mario Kart’s Flower Cup on 50cc. It’s not something you brag about.Tags: burrows makes no sense, locker room videos, luongo faces, video, Vigneault