Zack Kassian has looked pretty much ridiculous all season, but the playoffs are a time to step it up, and on Tuesday, the Kassquatch showed up to Canucks practice looking playoff ridiculous. Not only is he sure to have the team’s best beard, but he now proudly sports the team’s best haircut — a ratty playoff mullet that actually curls up in the back, because his hair is in a constant state of rebellion against his head.
After yesterday’s discussion about “hotness”, one might have been concerned that the Canucks were a team of pretty boys, too concerned about their looks to put it all on the line, but I would suggest that Zack Kassian singlehandedly breaks down that characterization. This dude is so unconcerned with his looks that he’s bordering on something out of a Jim Henson movie already and the playoffs haven’t even begun yet.
Kassian explained the mullet to Canucks TV’s Joey Kenward, and I dare say that the explanation is hilarious.
“In the playoffs, you do different things on your beard or hair or whatnot,” Kassian says. “As a group we came up with the mullet, so… wear it, see how it goes.”
“Do you have the best one in this room?” Kenward asks, assuming that, when Kassian said they came up with the mullet as a group, that meant there were, in fact, more mullets to see.
“I have the only one,” Kassian responds, vacantly.
So basically, Kassian is the dressing room’s official troll doll. The team decides, as a group, how to style his wild and wacky hair, and he just goes along with it.
There are a number of reasons that I’d like to see the Canucks make a deep playoff run, but the more I think about it, my primary reason is wanting to see to see what Kassian will look like after say, two rounds of playoffs. My guess is like something out of the The Labyrinth.
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