Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: ‘Hamhuis’ perfect hipcheck’ vs. ‘Luongo’s oh face’

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, LUONGO DIVISION

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(3) We call this gif HAMHUIS’ PERFECT HIPCHECK.

Dan Hamhuis has said that he’s not as confident about hipchecking since tearing his ribs laying out Milan Lucic with this exact same move, and the very thought that he might never do another hipcheck makes me want to kick a baby duck. I mean, it’s hard to flip Douglas Murray. Heck, the only other time he’s fallen head over heels is when he met Tiger Woods’s ex-wife.

(6) We call this gif LUONGO’S OH FACE.

“Oh,” says Luongo, seemingly happy to be corrected by the unnamed reporter. Then, a dark stew bubbles up from his soul, and his eyes fill with murderlust at the idea of being corrected by this know-it-all. If he’s so smart, why aren’t the microphones pointed at him? I will eat your heart, he says from the depths of his own. It’s silent, yet the man behind him hears every word and quietly, fearfully disappears into the darkness.

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OKAY. Now let’s vote.

Voting closes at midnight.

WINNER — LUONGO’S OH FACE (51.98%)

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17 comments

  1. Canucklehead_in_T.O.
    December 10, 2012

    Could I just take a moment to thank the boys at PITB for ensuring that, despite the unavailability of NHL stats and scores and highlights (my usual go-to in times of great procrastination), because of the persistent and dedicated efforts of these two intrepid hockey bloggers I’ve managed to survive this finals season thus far without having written a single page of the 70+ that are due in alarmingly short order? God bless you, Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament, for almost single-handedly ensuring that I will never, EVER complete this PhD program.
    Your efforts are truly appreciated.

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    • Canucklehead_in_T.O.
      December 10, 2012

      Also, I voted for Funny/Scary Bob.

      Obvs.

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      • Scott
        December 10, 2012

        Yeah, this isn’t helping my chemistry grade any.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      December 10, 2012

      You’re welcome. You’re welcome EVERYONE.

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      • Nee
        December 10, 2012

        /stands and applauds

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  2. tom selleck's moustache
    December 10, 2012

    Close one. At 130 votes, it’s Lou’s 66 votes to Hamhuis’ 64.

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  3. Rituro
    December 10, 2012

    I just put Hamuis in the lead, 150-149.

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    • Rituro
      December 10, 2012

      *Hamhuis. Sorry. I blame the morning hot chocolate; too jittery now.

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  4. akidd
    December 10, 2012

    gee whiz, i keep voting for the wrong gif. is it the concept of the gif or the actual gif that’s important? the dancing twins for example was a good concept but not that exciting in actual gif form. the la king feeding frenzy was the opposite. looks like the concept won.

    love the hipcheck but it’s really just a hockey play whereas Lou sinking lower into the gloom as his stare glassifies is quite the artful snapshot. focus people! this is important stuff! if we’re just going to play favourites then i really can’t justify procrastinating on my grade-three, paper-mache project any longer. Ms. Bradley is a hardass. if those giant candy canes aren’t finished in time for the christmas pagent a head is gonna roll. mine.

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  5. Ashley
    December 10, 2012

    The description of Lu’s gif is flawless

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    • pooroldbearandelkandducksandunicorn
      December 10, 2012

      Hamhuis was winning in my mind as the most hockey-ish and Canuck-like until I read your poem (can’t be described as anything less) beneath Luongo. Sorry Hammer.

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  6. Abby
    December 10, 2012

    You guys are the only reason I’m not one of those screaming fans outside the NHL head office.

    Just kidding, but seriously, kudos for being creative in finding things to post about in the abysmal landscape of hockey news lately.

    I voted for the Community Man. He was just helping Murray learn how to somersault properly.

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  7. Nee
    December 10, 2012

    This was a hard one. That hipcheck is mesmerizing, but DEAR GOD THOSE EYES.

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  8. Jacob
    December 10, 2012

    I’m having a hard time accepting that Funny Bob might not make it out of the first round here. What is PITB coming to when japes and foolishness come second to legitimate skilful hockey plays?

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    • Harrison Mooney
      December 11, 2012

      Thank goodness the japes managed to eke it out. We’re pro-japes here.

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  9. JS Topher
    December 10, 2012

    Luuuuuu

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  10. Kyle
    December 11, 2012

    I’m so pest. That’s the last great hip heck. Yuo’re all monsters.

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