As you are likely quite aware by now, Ryan Kesler has something of a habit of appearing behind people. Most of the time, he’s just sort of there, ruining interviews by filling the background with his trademark Keslurk smirk. But occasionally, he offers goods and services. Once, he offered Raffi Torres a piece of pizza, for instance. And in this odd little photo, the service appears to be a surprise back massage for Henrik Sedin.
Henrik recently became the highest-scoring Canuck in franchise history, so I guess you could say he earned it. He appears to be enjoying it, too.
That’s right. This isn’t just a photo of a potential Keslurk. This photo, from the Province tumblr page, also appears to be a photo of the elder Sedin’s oh-face, otherwise known as “Oh Henrik”. If you were ever wondering what that looked like — in which case, what is wrong with you — now you know. But if it makes you sort of uncomfortable, you’re not alone.
Judging from his face, Daniel Sedin feels the same way.
Or maybe this isn’t a photo of a surprise massage from one man to another. Perhaps we’re getting some insight into what the captaincy means: massages from teammates whenever you demand. Is it possible that Henrik is a totalitarian captain who demands daily massages, and this is simply the first photographic evidence of his constant abuses of power?
Tony Gallagher once suggested the Sedins were “country club types” who enjoyed “all the good things life has to offer here, and we’re not just talking the wine on charters and in house executive chef.” It was a strange and esoteric statement. Was he talking about forced backrubs? Oh man. He was, wasn’t he? We totally just cracked the case, you guys.
Oh man, you guys. Oh man.Tags: I Find this Photo Odd, Keslurking