Alex Burrows’s contract extension just got Keslurked

Undeterred by his impending expendability, Alex Burrows re-upped with the Vancouver Canucks Friday, signing an extension worth $18 million. Fans were delighted to learn that they’ll get at least four more years of the finger-biting, dragon-slaying, hair-pulling former ECHLer.

The Canucks were likely delighted too, and not just because Burrows complements the Sedins so well, but because they were running out of time to get this one done. While it seemed like the two sides might be far apart earlier this week, they managed to find some middle ground just in time, inking the deal a little over an hour ahead of the 2pm deadline. (If only other negotiations could go so well, perhaps this deadline need not have even existed.)

Then, pleased as punch, they tweeted an instagrammed photo of Burrows and Jedi Laurence Gilman sneaking the extension in.

But one look at the photo shows that Burrows putting the pen to paper wasn’t the only instance of sneakery taking place: why, that’s Ryan Kesler, photo bomber extraordinaire, Keslurking the photo from inside a picture frame in the background.

Not good enough? Need to see it in video form? Done.

Granted, it’s not quite as awesome or legitimate as the last time Alex Burrows got Keslurked, but it’s still pretty funny. Ryan Kesler is everywhere.

Of course, when you consider that this might be the only Keslurk for awhile, it’s also pretty sad.

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2 comments

  1. Rituro
    September 14, 2012

    Just when I thought the news on Burrows couldn’t get any better — BAM, Keslurk.

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  2. tj
    September 14, 2012

    Ack! Kesler is the NHL-equivalent of the 23-enigma (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23_enigma)!

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