Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: ‘Sedins in sync’ vs. ‘Can I kick it?’

Introducing the Unreal Canucks GIF Tournament, a quest to determine which Canucks GIF is the greatest in existence. We’ve narrowed it down to 32 candidates, divided into four divisions then seeded, one through eight. Now we need your help. An important note: this isn’t just something to do while the players and the owners waste time bickering over who should get what’s left of the money they’re burning — it’s also a super-important initiative. After all, if we don’t do this, how else will we know? AND WE MUST KNOW.



(1) We call this gif SEDINS IN SYNC.

How old is this gif? Neither of the Sedins are wearing letters, that’s how old. But it’s timeless. The Sedins’ creepy synchronicity has this gif fully entrenched not just as the frontrunner to win this whole competition, but as one of the strangest and most memorable hockey gifs of all time. Just look at it. They tilt their water bottles at the same time. They drink the same amount. They put them back the same way, with the subtle look down, then they look in the same direction. The gloves comes back on and immediately rest on the edge of the bench. Finally, the slight slouch. Perfectly in tandem, perfect execution, like a dive without a splash.

(8) We call this gif CAN I KICK IT?

Today’s challenger may lack the perfect synchronicity, but what it lacks in flawlessness, it makes up for in bulk. It’s like the Costco version of the last gif. Here, we have an entire roomful of Canucks doing the same thing. What’s the story here? Apparently, centreman Manny Malhotra is known for his pregame kick, and one day the entire team decided to surprise him by doing it with him. Appreciate the way Aaron Rome nearly kicks the trainer’s hamstring in half.


OKAY. Now let’s vote.

Voting closes at midnight.



1 Comment

  1. Scout
    December 5, 2012

    I’m judging by who I would want on my synchronized swimming team – have to go with the Sedins.

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