Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: ‘Stop it’ vs. ‘Jannik Hansen, infrequent goal-scorer’

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, BIEKSA DIVISION

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(3) We call this gif STOP IT.

Hansen is clearly overcome by David Booth’s magnificent golden curls and succumbs to giddiness. The only defense he can muster against Booth’s hypnotizing blue eyes is to swat away the aura of seduction they create. Either that or Hansen is a lovable goofball.

(6) We call this gif JANNIK HANSEN, INFREQUENT GOAL-SCORER.

And it looks like “lovable goofball” is the term of the day. You have to love Hansen’s commitment to celebrating this goal. Even when everything goes wrong with his initial leap and he loses his balance. He still attempts to jump victoriously in the air, which instead sends him directly to the ice. It’s possible that what this gif is really doing is capturing Hansen’s attempts to fly, as he throws himself at the ground but does not miss.

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OKAY. Now let’s vote.

 

Voting closes at midnight.

WINNER — JANNIK HANSEN, INFREQUENT GOAL SCORER (50.08%)

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7 comments

  1. holidayblues
    December 11, 2012

    Oh man, I can’t choose! This is truly a hard decision…

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    • Zach Morris
      December 11, 2012

      oh, stop i-i-it!

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  2. jenny wren
    December 11, 2012

    First gif is lovely but forsooth
    I’ve not the time for david booth
    It’s just because deep down I know
    He’s killing things with his crossbow

    It’s not I think that hunting’s bad
    But trophy pictures make me sad
    Although we’ve all to kill to eat
    It’s not a photographic feat

    With the celebratory fall
    I simply have no qualms at all
    So writing in the passive voice
    The second gif must be my choice

    And I must add I’m glad to see
    It seems some fans agree with me

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  3. pooroldbearandelkandducksandunicorn
    December 11, 2012

    I wonder is Lapierre`s “whooooa” face (in the header, I bet you guys have a better name for it) going to get an entry in the tournament… have been waiting for days to vote for that against almost anything!

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    • Daniel Wagner
      December 11, 2012

      Check the blog tomorrow. :)

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  4. Rituro
    December 11, 2012

    Question: why is Jannik Hansen in the Bieksa Division?

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    • Daniel Wagner
      December 11, 2012

      Just because. There is no Hansen division, unfortunately.

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