In case you missed it last night, the Vancouver Canucks officially retired Henrik Sedin’s #33 and Daniel Sedin’s #22 into the rafters at Rogers Arena, but not before putting on an absolutely incredible pregame ceremony.
Canucks legends like Trevor Linden, Markus Naslund, Matthias Ohlund, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows were all in attendance for the festivities, but it was Kevin Bieksa who really stole the show. Bieksa, who goes by the nickname Juice with his former teammates, was absolutely on FIRE last night and had chirps for most of his former teammates.
Check it out:
Seriously though, how well spoken is Bieksa? No notes, off the cuff, a total natural. Sportsnet has hired him to do games here and there, but they’d be smart to lock him up as a full time analyst or commentator, he’s tremendous.
Not to be outdone though, the Sedins themselves had a special message for St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester well before they properly began their speech:
All class all the time from the Sedin twins. What a fitting evening.
How classy is that? But, should we really expect anything less from the Sedins? All class, all the time.