I Find This Photo Odd: Miikka Kiprusoff is a hanger-on

It makes plenty of sense that Zack Kassian would be the enduring story from Wednesday night’s tilt between the Canucks and the Calgary Flames. After all, the winger looked great, scoring a goal, adding the shootout winner, and looking great on the first line with the Sedins. If you were handing out report cards through the Canucks’ first three games, Kassian would likely earn an A, and his game Wednesday was undoubtedly the best of the bunch.

But still, it seems odd to me that no one is mentioning that strange moment when Mikka Kiprusoff latched onto Kevin Bieksa’s leg like a squid or a leech and refused to let go.

I’m not sure why he did it. Maybe he was afraid of being alone. Maybe he thought he could get Bieksa to give up on the Canucks’ behalf. Either way, it was super weird when it happened.

Bieksa was simply skating through the crease on his way to the corner when, all of a sudden, Kiprusoff just reached around him and squeezed.

But stranger still was that Bieksa didn’t stop skating. In fact, he finished his entire shift with Kiprusoff hanging off of him. Here he is, struggling to skate through the weight of the Flames’ netminder.

And here Bieksa is, lugging the puck up ice a little later on. Sure enough, there’s Kiprusoff, clinging desperately to Bieksa’s left leg and getting dragged across the blue line. The two had done a full lap together by this point.

It was all very odd.

And real. Super, super real.

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8 comments

  1. GayCanuck
    January 24, 2013

    LOL! But seriously, I understand the desire to cling to any part of Bieksa. In fact, that could be me. If the team was called the Flamers, it probably most definitely is me.

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    • Rituro
      January 24, 2013

      I think we have our new intermission entertainment. Goodbye, TimBits Hockey — hello, Bieksa-clingers!

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    • steveB
      January 24, 2013

      I’ll be in my bunk. unF!

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    • gill
      January 25, 2013

      yep, any excuse to cling to KB. I completely understand why he needed to do it. Well, you just would, wouldn’t you?

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  2. Sleepy Lewis
    January 25, 2013

    Hee hee, Hansel and Gretel are being advertised on your blog!

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  3. Don
    January 25, 2013

    I never realized Kipper was such a huge guy. Look at the size of his head!

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  4. Jason
    January 25, 2013

    Haha I thoroughly enjoyed this post. Didn’t expect those photoshops.

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  5. jrc
    January 25, 2013

    He just wanted to be one of Bieksa’s Buddies.

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