Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: ‘Lord of the Dance’ vs. ‘Burrows wasn’t even paying attention’

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.

UNREAL CANUCKS GIF TOURNAMENT — FIRST ROUND, KESLER DIVISION

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(1) We call this gif LORD OF THE DANCE.

This gif is the universal symbol for joy on Canucks forums and blogs across the internet. This is the happiest gif ever, even though it looks like Kesler is desperately looking for a fist-bump and no one will hook him up. If dictionaries could have animated pictures and “happy dance” was a word and not a phrase, this gif would appear beside it in said dictionary. This was the dance that Snoopy was trying to do all along. He’s basically the reverse-Michael Flatley, only moving his arms.

(8) We call this gif BURROWS WASN’T EVEN PAYING ATTENTION.

This gif is probably going to get curb-stomped in this match-up, but I love it dearly. It’s not because Alex Burrows says a naughty word: it’s everything surrounding it. First off, as the name implies, Burrows isn’t even paying attention to what is happening on the ice, making it seem like he is very, very pumped about the slightly shredded tape on the blade of his stick. Then there’s unimpressed Ryan Walter, who reacts to all the celebrating on the bench by frowning disapprovingly. And then Mats Sundin turns around and GOODNESS GRACIOUS HE’S SO OLD. He’s so old, you guys.

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OKAY. Now let’s vote.

 

Voting closes at midnight.

WINNER — LORD OF THE DANCE (72.85%)

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3 comments

  1. the olde coot
    December 6, 2012

    You’re too young to know old
    You don’t remember Phil Maloney
    A centre iceman to behold
    You don’t know pearls from abalone

    And who sang Boney Maronie
    For whom was the bell tolled
    Who was Fulvio Francesconi
    What was Acapulco Gold

    Should you have answered three or more
    Then you are older than I thought
    And well my jibe you can ignore
    Still Sundin’s young by quite a lot

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  2. Nee
    December 6, 2012

    1st gif isn’t working properly for me for some reason, but I know which one it is. I’ve used it many times.

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  3. May
    December 11, 2012

    ” And then Mats Sundin turns around and GOODNESS GRACIOUS HE’S SO OLD. He’s so old, you guys” made me laugh so hard for some reason. I was reminded of that Louie episode where a chick hooks up with Louis CK purely because he’s “so old”.

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