Canucks’ ‘NHL Revealed’ preview features Burrows chirps, angry Tortorella, as you’d expect

The obviously guilty David Booth.

Tickets for the Heritage Classic at BC Place went on sale today, so if you like your outdoor games indoors, you may want to go buy a couple. Regardless of what happens — whether it’s a chilly, sunny afternoon like the one we got today or a rainy, disgusting afternoon like most days in March — it’s going to be a memorable spectacle.

Same goes for NHL Revealed, the accompanying series not unlike HBO’s 24/7, which will “feature an exclusive inside look at the four 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series games, the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic at BC Place in Vancouver and the Olympics, focusing on the star players from the nine teams involved in the five outdoor games.”

That means we’re about to get some fun behind-the-scenes content from the Vancouver Canucks, and if the sneak peek preview is any indication, it’s gonna be pretty great.

The major takeaway, and this should come as no surprise to anyone who’s still having nightmares about his GIF collection, is that John Tortorella is terrifying to everyone.

The clip opens with Dale Weise in a panic because he can’t find his helmet, and showing up for practice without your helmet is the same thing as being late. “It’s not funny, because, like, seriously, John will f***ing lose his s***,” a concerned Weise says as his teammates chuckle at his misfortune.

As it turns out, someone has buried it in another bag. We don’t find out who, but it sure seems like the cameraman knows who, and not just because Weise demands to see the tape later. We also get a lot of shots of David Booth rocking a big-ass grin (or a big ass-grin, as his grin is very donkey-like). Considering that Booth was struggling to work his way past Weise on the depth chart about this time, hiding Dale Weise’s helmet is a smart move.

But we also get a few shots of the chilling first intermission speech that we all assumed¬†Tortorella gave the Canucks in Ottawa. After a flat first, the team came out in the second and scored four times in 10 minutes, acting very much like a team that had just been shocked to life. Here’s hoping we get that full speech.

And finally, what behind-the-scenes look at the Canucks would be complete without shots of Alex Burrows chirping someone? “You don’t have the balls to do it,” he tells Marc Methot, trying to goad the Senators’ top-pairing shutdown defenceman into a five-minute major.

Something tells me there’s more footage of Burrows saying stuff to people. Heck, there’s probably a whole episode’s worth. It’s a shame we’re only getting a little.


  1. Brent
    December 5, 2013

    That clip was awesome!

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  2. Brent
    December 5, 2013

    So if he was scary after being down 1 against ottawa, what was he like after being down 2-0 against the rangers after 1 and 4-1 after 2! Yikes! That game meant a lot to him.

    Can you say “blistering paint”? sure you can.

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  3. mac 'n cheese
    December 6, 2013

    OMG this is going to be so fun to watch!

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  4. Dave Robinson (@dcrwrites)
    December 6, 2013

    Am I the only person who was stunned that Burr’s chirps were actually intelligible?

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  5. the real bob
    December 8, 2013

    the next series should be called “everybody hates dale”

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