Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: ‘Henrik Sedin, drum major’ vs. ‘Swedish twins getting down’

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 — SECOND ROUND, LUONGO DIVISION

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(2) We call this gif HENRIK SEDIN, DRUM MAJOR.

Wherein Henrik Sedin drifts under Sami Salo’s stick, calms its frantic twirling with wonder twin magic, and lets it alight softly in his glove. It’s a gentle gif. It had a relatively easy first round, snagging 65.1% of the vote, which is especially impressive when you consider that it was up against Trevor Linden wearing in a spiffy cardigan.

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

Man alive, this is some terrible dancing. When Daniel lifts both his hands in the air, he looks like a nine-year-old stuck in a tight sweater. It’s like he’s never raised a roof in his life. And between Henrik’s creepy leer and the awkward way he’s holding his stick like a wizard’s staff, he looks like Gandalf the Grey macking on some girl at a party.

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OKAY. Now let’s vote.

Voting closes at midnight.

WINNER — HENRIK SEDIN, DRUM MAJOR (

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7 comments

  1. Mt
    December 17, 2012

    This is the Nashville v. Phoenix of the gif tourney, though as far as Gandalfian skills go, I’ll take the staff catch in the first one.

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  2. the olde coot
    December 17, 2012

    The second’s just, or so i think
    unequal to “Sedins in Sync”.
    Thus i must choose the flying stick
    as of the two the better pick!

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    • jenny wren
      December 17, 2012

      you’ve a punctuation problem. put a comma after “think”. then it reads as it should.

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  3. Canucklehead_in_T.O.
    December 17, 2012

    I’m still very bitter that Linden’s “Henrik’s Like THIS, Daniel’s like this” didn’t win. Very bitter indeed. Therefore, I shall vote for the other guy.
    Retaliatory democracy! It works!

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  4. Scout
    December 17, 2012

    I’m so surprised the voting is so close! This should be a no-brainer. On a question of skill, I’d rather see the stick catching again than the dancing. *shudder*

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  5. natevk
    December 17, 2012

    How is the drum major one winning? This is preposterous!

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  6. Nee
    December 17, 2012

    Dancing one is losing? Perhaps people are sick of seeing that gif?

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