Skip to content

Oops: Interviewer thinks Kevin Bieksa is Ryan Kesler

Apr 21, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT

If you ever interview someone, it’s probably a good idea to get a bit of background information ahead of time. Their name is a good start. Otherwise, you end up landing an interview with Kevin Bieksa, but think that it’s Ryan Kesler.

When the radio interviewer introduced the Ontario-born Bieksa as Kesler, Bieksa decided to run with it and play up Kesler’s Michigan roots. Hilarity ensues:

“That guy’s an idiot,” Bieksa informed The Province afterwards. “It’s his own fault if he can’t tell the difference between an all-star center and a plug defenceman.”

Everyone makes mistakes, so to that end you have to feel bad for the Mike Dunsmore, who conducted the interview, but that doesn’t change the fact that the entire situation is pretty funny. It’s also worth noting that Dunsmore took the error in stride and showed that he does have a sense of humor about the whole thing.

Dunsmore tweeted, “You can’t fool #Canucks fans. They know what Ryan Kesler sounds like. My next interview will be Shareef Abdur-Rahim acting as Bryant Reeves.”

  1. bmscalise - Apr 21, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    The dude is just evil – wonderfully, hilariously evil. I didn’t think Bryz’s humungous interview could be topped as this year’s greatest. But this one might have done it.

    Good to know LA can find knowledgeable journalists to cover their hockey team.

  2. habsman - Apr 21, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    That was classic.

  3. taytay099 - Apr 21, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Guzzler is good at planting himself in front of the net.

  4. DTF31 - Apr 21, 2012 at 8:51 PM

    I can’t imagine the excitement the interviewer must’ve had. Gets an interview with all sorts of juicey, controversial tidbits of a player putting his fanbase and city on blast.

  5. thehighcountrybear - Apr 21, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Helps put the extent to which Canucks nation has infused culture everywhere…? Hahahahahah ahhhhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahaha

  6. kitshky - Apr 21, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    Just another example of how Bieksa is the best interview in the League, guy just absolutely gets it. Hands down one of the best things in hockey I have ever heard in my life … and I love Dunsmore’s response.

  7. blomfeld - Apr 22, 2012 at 12:17 AM


    That’s got to positively be one of the funniest things that I’ve heard in very a long time ! … good show Dadoun, jolly good show ! :) Bieksa is definitely “good people” and he’s a very funny guy. But with all kidding aside, I came to realize that Bieksa was a good guy some months ago, when his ads started airing on the radio here in Vancouver, addressing the debilitating disease of depression. I’ll level with you people, as I do have to admit that I have a “love hate” relationship with these Canucks. How could I ever forget that first game back in 1970, when I watched our first ever game against these same LA Kings as a 12 year old punk, there with my 12″ B&W TV which I bought with my paltry earnings as a Vancouver Sun paperboy ? We lost that game 3-1, but Barry Wilkins scored our first ever goal and I was so happy ! Today, so much time has passed since and so much has happened, including my own switching of allegiances to the Kings in 1974 … and yet a part of me will forever be a Canucks fan ? I guess that I’m “conflicted” in some way ? Nonetheless, when the puck drops here tomorrow night, I will be sure to take my place in the forward line of the Los Angeles Kings and God willing, we will prevail ! GO KINGS GO !

  8. thehighcountrybear - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    Sorry, I inadvertently inhaled my cat in mid post earlier. Again…

    Sort of puts the extent to which Canucks nation has infused culture everywhere but the lower mainland…? Ahhhhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahaha hahahahah, whoops, snorkl gurk retch, anybody seen the gerbils?

  9. thehighcountrybear - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:50 AM

    Gawd, you are old Blomfeld…? Hasn’t affected your memory much…remember when Dunc Wilson took a wild hack at someone with his goalie stick with the follow-through nearly decapitating Wilkins? I was at that game myself…lot of blood!

  10. thehighcountrybear - Apr 22, 2012 at 1:52 AM

    …in perspective? Cough, hack, wheeze…

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Kessel (1831)
  2. P. Kane (1525)
  3. M. Richards (1330)
  4. P. Datsyuk (1321)
  5. N. Backstrom (1188)