Maxim Lapierre has no idea what’s coming.
The Vancouver Canucks were back in town last week for the Jake Milford Invitational charity golf tournament, an annual event at Surrey’s Northview Golf Course. For many, the story of this tournament was the return of Roberto Luongo, who has been traded away by the city of Vancouver, but had to come back anyway because Mike Gillis has yet to follow suit.
But the reassembling of the Canucks also meant the return of Ryan Kesler, who has a tendency to get up to shenanigans. And, considering charity golf tournaments are practically a breeding ground for shenanigans, it was a certainty that Kesler would get up to shenanigans at this charity golf tournament. Knowing this, Canucks.com wisely gave him a camera and a microphone and set him loose.
Somewhere along the way, Kesler also obtained a golf cart, and the result was the first ever drive-by spanking in Canucks.com history. Kesler’s first victim: Maxim Lapierre:
Okay, either the “slap” sound effect was added in post-production, or those blue microphones are absolutely amazing.
As it turns out, slapping Maxim Lapierre on the behind immediately activates “creepy mode” in the French-Canadian centre. Enjoy the aftermath of the golf cart attack, when Kesler circles around to take credit for the violation and Lapierre greets him with a smooth, “How are you? Feels nice, huh?”
The video is titled Kesler Bomb 2.0. Is drive-by spanking the inevitable escalation of the Keslurk? (As the co-editor of an insanely juvenile blog, one can only hope.) I mean, you had to know Kesler was eventually going to get tired of just standing behind people.
This video above also features Kesler causing Mason Raymond to miss a putt, although, in Kesler’s defence, Raymond does have a tendency to curl around the left side of things. And speaking of tendencies, if you watch to the end of the clip, you’ll also bear witness to Kesler ruining a perfectly good interview with Kevin Bieksa by being unable to suppress his own urge to crowd the shot.