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Kesler's personality defines Team USA

Updated: February 26, 2010, 1:49 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- At some point, David Backes and U.S. teammate Ryan Kesler are going to have a chat about some of the things Kesler has whispered in his ears during the National Hockey League season.

Just not now.

Not with a semifinal match with Finland on Friday and the prospect of a trip to the gold-medal game Sunday in the offing.

But it is a measure of Kesler's considerable abilities to annoy and disrupt opposing players that ...

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