Cabbie teams up with the Canucks for workplace shenanigans [VIDEO]

If Alain Vigneault assembled his roster based solely on chemistry, Cabral Richards would probably slot somewhere into the top nine. Whenever the interviewer waltzes into the Canucks’ locker room, the results are terrific.

Cabbie’s latest segment with the Canucks has him talking to Cory Schneider, Kevin Bieksa, and Manny Malhotra about the workplace environment when you’re playing professional hockey.

I love how both Bieksa and Schneider bring up nudity right away.

Cabbie also gets all three of them to practice calling in sick. Schneider overdoes the cough and Bieksa confuses being sick with being French, but Manny nails it. He puts a little grit in the throat, without overdoing it, and brings up that he doesn’t want to pass along the disease. Sound sympathetic and pathetic. That is how you call in sick.

Granted, it’s also how Christian Bale plays Batman. Malhotra’ sick voice really sounds like The Dark Knight. I wanted Cabbie to ask him to say “Do I look like a cop?!

The best part of the whole video, however, is when Cabbie asks them about business cards. Bieksa says he doesn’t have business cards, but he does have a website, which is news to me, and Schneider says he just hands out hockey cards. Turns out, Cabbie made business cards for all three. Unfortunately, he makes a few errors, putting a fake twitter account on Schneider’s card (he confirms that he doesn’t have twitter) and suggesting that Bieksa is “the other KB”.

Bieksa doesn’t seem sold on that.

Most egregious, however, is the mistake Cabbie makes on Manny’s card: “Would it be possible to get some made up with my name spelled properly?” Malhotra, as we learned during the Bieksa’s Buddies charity game, can be driven to pseudo-profanity when his name is misspelled. Cabbie’s lucky Malhotra didn’t call him a “son of a nutcracker”.

Finally, this video features the best cameo ever, as Bieksa hands out his card to the Sun’s own Elliott Pap. You made it, Elliott. You’re a star.

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6 comments

  1. Why TSN?
    January 25, 2013

    When this aired on TSN’s SportCentre they cut it off before the business cards, thanks for this!

    Poor Cabbie, butt of the ol’ bad breath joke.

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  2. Frank N
    January 25, 2013

    Or what about Bieksa handing him money so he can buy some mouthwash!? That’s pretty epic too!

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  3. Canucklehead_in_T.O.
    January 25, 2013

    Hearing Schneider lament his (faux) “stuffy nose” was just about the cutest thing that has ever been recorded on video.
    If we can’t keep Funny Bob, at least we can still have Adorable Cory.

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  4. Jason
    January 25, 2013

    Juice is always gold for interviews, but Schneider handing out upper decks was my favorite part.

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  5. sarah
    January 25, 2013

    Solid sweater on Cory

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  6. Cathylu
    January 26, 2013

    Funny! Thanks for sharing that.

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