I Find This Photo Odd: Headless Kesler loves to dance

We’ll have plenty of time in the summer to dissect what went wrong for the Canucks this season, as it is extremely likely that it will be a long, long summer. Only three teams in NHL history have come back from a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs and the Canucks have not given fans much confidence in their ability to be the fourth.

But we’re going to save the analysis, finger-pointing, and recriminations for another day. Right now we have something far more important to do. You see, one of the photographers at Sunday’s game between the Sharks and Canucks took a humorous photo and we have no choice but to show it to you, make fun of it, and create a ludicrous photoshop out of it.

You may recall early in the first period that Patrick Marleau took a hi-sticking penalty on Ryan Kesler. If you don’t recall this moment because you’ve blocked the entire game from your memory, I don’t blame you. Fortunately, Christian Petersen captured it perfectly.

This photo is beautiful. You can see the helmet flying, propelled by Marleau’s stick as several fans gasp in shock and awe. One of my favourite moments of game three game after the penalty was called. You could tell that a replay of the penalty was being shown on the centre ice display as the entire arena erupted in boos, seeming to believe that Kesler had embellished a hi-sticking penalty that launched his helmet 20 feet.

Look, I know that Kesler has a reputation for diving from time to time, but this probably wasn’t one of those times. If you’re wondering why he held his throat on the ice when the stick didn’t hit him there, consider that the chin strap of his helmet was there one moment and then 20 feet away the next moment.

Of course, this photo makes the penalty look even worse than it actually was. It looks like Marleau switched out his hockey stick for a vorpal sword and went snicker-snack across Kesler’s neck, severing his head, then went galumphing back to the bench proclaiming it to be a frabjous day.

Kesler doesn’t let something like losing his head dampen his spirits, of course. Beast mode isn’t just reserved for the ice; he’s been known to break out beast mode on the dance floor as well.

Little known Tru Fakt™: Kesler was one of the original members of *N Sync, but was kicked out for not adhering to the all-black dress code.

There’s plenty more that can be done with this photo. Harrison got us started with the above image, but we’re all about encouraging creativity here at Pass it to Bulis. So here’s the cut-out Kesler image to get you started:

Is he a prize to be won in a claw game? Is he strapped to the front of a semi-truck like Lotso Bear at the end of Toy Story 3? Is he climbing a cliff alongside Captain Kirk or Ethan Hunt? You decide!

Stick-tap to @rsen9 for passing along the photo.

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27 comments

  1. ZeroTenacity
    May 6, 2013

    Nice ‘header’ Kes…
    http://i.imgur.com/vq5hnFd.jpg

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  2. Taco
    May 6, 2013

    OH you have got to be kidding me. Right now I would rather take a stick to the throat myself then waste my time photoshopping any whimsical canuck related material.

    Way too early Danial, like maybe 6 months too early.

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    • Daniel Wagner
      May 6, 2013

      Any time is a good time for whimsy.

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  3. akidd
    May 6, 2013

    and when is a good time to weigh in on the actual hockey? you guys seem a little arm’s length recently. it is your gig. and it beats writing about weise in holland. where d’ya go?

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    • Daniel Wagner
      May 6, 2013

      Oh, it’s certainly coming. I said my piece in the IWTG, but there will be more to come.

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      • akidd
        May 7, 2013

        oh, i know it’s coming. you guys are waiting til you’re good and ready. i’m expecting big things. don’t wait until to much smoke clears though. your flock may need a good eulogy coming up pretty soon i’m guessing. don’t play it too safe:)

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      • akidd
        May 7, 2013

        and if that wasn’t the sound of tongue biting in that iwtg i don’t know what else it could be.

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  4. rsen9
    May 6, 2013

    I thought of this right away when I saw that photo this morning.
    http://i.imgur.com/Q3MTq8c.jpg

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    • Daniel Wagner
      May 6, 2013

      Awesome. Nicely done.

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  5. paul wodehouse
    May 7, 2013

    …keepin it light and hardy’…especially when your squad is, and i just love this expression …on the brink of elimination …this moronic attempt at humour masks the real issue dont you think …besides photoshopping the biggest diver in the league for some sense of ha ha and comic relief your team implodes and everyone in the free world rejoices… only left with this image of your a-hole kesler left swan diving again…what a putz waste of skin and talent he is …sharks SWEEP in a romp TONITE !!!!

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    • Gabe
      May 7, 2013

      So, Paul, what’s the cause of this desperate cry for attention? Pass It to Bulis is a caring community, and we’d like to help.

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  6. paul wodehouse
    May 7, 2013

    …no cry for attention…desperate or otherwise Gabe…I appreciate the caring albeit caring as hollow as it ever could be…i fear the only help you’d wanna gimme would be getting into a suicide boomers jacket though…no matter …i’m just having fun…i’m not forever …just until your team flames out tonite and i can sit back and read all the lame excuses yáll come up with in your grief process.. FUN I tell you Gabe just FUN!!!

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    • BedBeats
      May 7, 2013

      Duders, dont be such a big baby.

      Wait a sec, you ARE a big baby.

      Freakshow.

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  7. J21 (@Jyrki21)
    May 7, 2013

    I posted this to Twitter last night as some of you saw, but as long as submissions are going here:

    http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg16/jyrki21/J21/keadless-horseman_zps8fce4fe7.jpg

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  8. paul wodehouse
    May 7, 2013

    …AND gABE… check the piece on NHL.COM where bieska is accusing shark players of embellishing to garner penalties…it’s hilarious that he’s whining that much … truly spells the end dontcha think … gawd i hope schneider starts again too …

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    • Eastern Dane
      May 7, 2013

      What a sad, sad life you lead.
      Isn’t it funny, my team has lost 3 in a row, your team has won 3 in a row, and yet, I still feel bad for you…

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  9. paul wodehouse
    May 7, 2013

    …yo eastern danish…only you say the sharks are my team…i cheer for ANY team other than yours…reason enuf for you to continue to feel bad …

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    • J21 (@Jyrki21)
      May 7, 2013

      Yes, we know you’re an Oilers’ fan who clearly has nothing better to do.

      Why’d you put your letter from Gretzky up for sale?

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    • ZeroTenacity
      May 7, 2013

      Sounds like you have a problem Paul, luckily I am here to help you.

      How to Love the Things You Hate
      1. Let it (all) out.
      If something isn’t going well, or someone has betrayed, disappointed or hurt you, give yourself some time to really let in, and then express, how it makes you feel. Actually feel the anger, hurt, sadness, rage, etc. Pound some pillows, write a letter.
      2. Discover why you are creating it.
      Things don’t just happen to anyone. If there is something in your life you do not like, it is because you put it there—consciously or not. Why would someone create something like their team missing the playoffs?
      3. Ask “who else” is creating it?
      There are other aspects of each of us who are not as advanced, emotionally, and oftentimes they are having significant impact on our creations. These are your child self, your adolescent self, and your young adult self.
      4. Set your boundaries.
      It is self-loving to have boundaries. You will find as you grow and change, your boundaries will change. At certain stages of life, strict boundaries are necessary to protect yourself, to love yourself and to develop healthy relationships.
      5. Determine what you do want and flow energy to that desire.
      When things happen in our lives we dislike, we tend to be reactive instead of proactive. We fight the reality instead of moving into a space of creating a new reality. But that won’t change anything. The only thing that will change a reality is putting out new energy that is in alignment with what you want.
      6. Take (appropriate and inspired) action.
      Once you have changed the beliefs, and become clear on what you do want, this step becomes easy.
      7. Watch your world respond.
      Your world will change, with this work. Be aware of the little “signs” around you that are signifying you are headed in the right direction.

      It will take time Paul but we here in the PITB comments are going to heal your inner pain.

      (Thanks to http://www.livealifeyoulove.com/how-to-love-the-things-you-hate/)

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      • paul wodehouse
        May 7, 2013

        wow Zero…thats a nice gesture…thanks…i’m kinda feeling like cinderella lately …once the Canucks get swept tonite my work here will be complete and my experiment will be justified …i will take my fantasy persona as a troll under my real name elsewhere and you won’t see or hear of it again or until next time … i will take what you have said here and do my best to think better of the Canucks fanbase…see it’s not so much the team itself that i loathe at times , it’s the teams’ banwagon jumpers that call themselves fans…life as a troll isn’t rewarding as I have found but where i come from there is a Hall of Fame troll who makes people really come unhinged at times … i wanted to try it myself … now that i have i will strike it off my bucket list and go back to be the screen name that i feel better protected by hoping that i will never get the death threats the above mentioned troll has in his inbox…remember two things Zero … be careful what troll you feed and only floss the teeth you wanna keep … seeya after the sweep… maybe

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        • Taco
          May 7, 2013

          Was that last bit a poem? Maybe there is a place here for you after all.

          I suggest you make a new persona as a sensitive poet just looking for something that rhymes with puck luck nucks suck and than use your troll persona to publicly crush him. For extra points how about another new persona to call out your troll as a sexist pig.

          Hold on, maybe you could give yourself this idea online.. oops did I write that last part out loud?

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          • paul wodehouse
            May 7, 2013

            …a very interesting Taco >tell me, are you female? you sound like it given all the things you suggest I be on here for you… you want a part of me to be a sexist pig, you have offered me ” a place here [for me] after all” …you think the part of sensitive poet might be to your liking
            yet you want me to crush my own self in public…i’m going out on a limb and say ur a girl …

            just think T…only one more game and the nucks who suck and have no more puck luck and i have no reason to give a f*ck…that was yummy!!!

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    • EllynBleu
      May 24, 2013

      You claim to *cheer for ANY team other than yours* and yet, Paul, you spend so much time talking about the Canucks. Why is that?

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  10. Cody
    May 7, 2013

    Please stop feeding the troll

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