Off the shaft of Nicky’s stick and in. (GIF by cadetsandkings)
On Monday, Nicklas Backstrom scored his first KHL goal. Utilizing the shaft of his stick, Backstrom deflected a waist-high shot into the back of the net. It was a brilliant play. Surely it would be the most magical moment of the day I thought.
Well, it was until Backstrom was interviewed by the press after the game.
As Nicky takes a question from a reporter, he flips his hair. Backstrom’s grandiose hair flip is a cross between what Rider Strong used to do on Boy Meets World and Pamela Anderson during one of those slo-mo beach scenes on Baywatch.
GIF by bohvechkin.
Allow me to obsess for a moment. Nicky’s blonde locks could start– and then end– a war. You could put skates and a helmet on that hair, and it’d start breaking Gretzky’s records. You could start a society that has no cash money and base all trade on the Backstrom Hair Standard. Just look at him go.
I’d do the same if I had hair on my head like that. Or any hair at all. Which I don’t.
Life’s not fair.