Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: ‘Maxim Lapierre’s low-five’ vs. ‘Woo!’

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.



(3) We call this gif MAXIM LAPIERRE’S LOW-FIVE.

This gif comes just short of encapsulating Maxim Lapierre’s entire personality in one brilliantly puerile moment, but the real star of this gif is Burrows. At first you’re drawn to him completely whiffing on the high-five and you chuckle. Then you see him get hit in the junk and you chortle. Finally, you see the ridiculous expression on Burrows’ face and you guffaw. If you did not follow this exact sequence of reactions to this animated gif, you have revealed yourself to be a robot. Please report to the nearest Home Depot for dismantling.

(6) We call this gif WOO!

This gif encapsulates the one part of Maxim Lapierre’s personality that isn’t encapsulated in MAXIM LAPIERRE’S LOW-FIVE. Lapierre really gets into this “Woo!” That’s some Ric Flair-level wooing. He’s wooing so hard that half of Roger’s Arena just fell in love with him. But it’s not just his enthusiasm for the woo. It’s the eyebrow raise as his eyes widen combined with facial hair that makes him look like a villain from a silent film that turn this into a masterpiece of giffery that hypnotically compels you to keep watching and watching and watching.

OKAY. Now let’s vote.

Voting closes at midnight.

WINNER — WOO! (61.96%)



  1. jenny wren
    December 12, 2012

    ‘Twas ‘puerile’ sure but only if
    He didn’t know ‘twould be a gif
    (An oft repeated deja vu);
    However, I still love the “WOO!”

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  2. Anonymous
    December 12, 2012

    Ooh this one is really tough…who doesn’t love the sneaky underhandedness of the first one? Look at Burr, so trusting and ready for the high-five coming his way. Lapierre waits until the last possible second to drop his hand, that sly dog. But then you think about the Woo in a context of Lappy trolling the other team:

    and it gets even better. Love it, he certainly has a knack for being trolling it up!

    This one is too hard, I need to think more about it. /whydon’twehaveboth.gif

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  3. canucks_rulz
    December 12, 2012

    these are both GOLD!!
    Lappy the troll.. too tough to vote D:

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