Thursday, June 09, 2011

The Essence of Ryan Kesler

Ryan Kesler is a 40-goal scorer, two-way player, faceoff force, overall superb talent, and also one of the chippiest players in the sport of hockey.

Never has the last part of that been more true than the final moments in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday night in Boston.

Given a chance to face Bruins captain Zdeno Chara man-to-man after teammate Alex Burrows started more crap with goalie Tim Thomas, Kesler backed behind a referee and then took a poke at the biggest bear.

Real gutsy, Ryan, to hide behind a referee. Just because the Sedins like to do it doesn't mean you should follow the lead.

What do they say about poking the bear? Seems the Canucks haven't figured that out yet.

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