Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: ‘Swedish twins getting down’ vs. ‘LA Kings force a turnover’

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.



(4) We call this gif SWEDISH TWINS GETTING DOWN.

This gif features the beautiful climax of what is still one of the greatest NHL commercials of all-time, the hilarious tale of a bachelor party that goes awry when the Swedish twins the gentlemen have invited turn out to be hockey-playing dudes. On the bright side, they still dance when one optimist kicks out the jams, and oh, how they dance. Look at them bring it around the world as awkwardly as any two humans ever have.

(5) We call this gif L.A. Kings Force a Turnover.

And when I say force, I mean force. You might not be able to see him, but that’s Henrik Sedin under there, trying to kill time towards the end of a playoff game while the desperate Kings try to free the puck up for one last rush. When the Canuck goes down on top of it, it’s a merciless stabfest that wouldn’t be out of place on a gritty Showcase prison drama.


OKAY. Now let’s vote.


Voting closes at midnight.




  1. James W.
    December 10, 2012

    100% of the vote! The glories of being first!

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  2. dren
    December 10, 2012

    33 votes each. henrik sedin votes for each.

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  3. jenny wren
    December 10, 2012

    Saturday night once more I’m pissed
    Again HNIC I missed
    I feel that soon I’ll join the rest
    Of the flock who share The Nest
    (A communal home in Chilliwack)
    Who’ve vowed they’re never coming back
    To watch another hockey game
    And Fehr and Bettman are to blame

    A lesson learned from this lockout
    Is hockey they can live without
    They’re finding other things to do
    Like concerts plays and classes too
    They’ve concluded they don’t need
    Players and owners hooked on greed
    The hockey world they have dismissed
    The NHL does not exist.

    Mayhap I’ll rather read a book
    Than give the game another look
    Perhaps I’ll just go out the back
    And watch the rain with Whisky Jack
    Or finding the game in disrepute
    Discuss the past with The Olde Coot
    Could be you’ve heard the last from me
    The future one cannot foresee

    And of the gifs I like the first
    Though I’d prefer the roles reversed

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  4. Rituro
    December 10, 2012

    Sadly, this is a GIF contest and not a “hockey play that exemplifies the perseverance of our captain” contest, so the dancing twins takes it.

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  5. JS Topher
    December 10, 2012

    Let both of these Gif’s forever stand as a shrine to our captain and why he is so great.

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