Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: ‘Dhalsim Punch’ vs. ‘Superman Punch’

Continuing 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.



(2) We call this gif DHALSIM PUNCH.

It’s a battle of Bieksian punches, as Kevin Bieksa dispatches his enemies using a flurry of close and long-range attacks. It’s long-range first, as Bieksa goes after Cal Clutterbuck by shooting his hand across the room. The attack doesn’t quite land, as the glove bounces harmlessly off Hamhuis’s shoulder, but that’s just because Clutterbuck got lucky. Next time: he gets smacked right in the gob. Unrelated: hey, remember Gob?

(4) We call this gif SUPERMAN PUNCH.

If that glove had connected, this is what it would have felt like. Bieksa goes for the more traditional close-range punch, landing a blow to the side of Mike Richards’ head. Watch the official to Bieksa’s left. As soon as the punch lands, he swivels back towards the fight, as though he thinks that might be the end of it. It sort of is.


OKAY. Now let’s vote.

Voting closes at midnight.




  1. Andrew
    December 27, 2012

    Dhalism punch, for the sheer absurdity factor/

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  2. Nee
    December 27, 2012

    How is the glove throw losing? That gif rules.

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  3. JS Topher
    December 27, 2012

    Tight race. I had to vote Superman Punch just for the sheer beauty of execution… On skates!
    P.S. I love(d?) gob! They went to my school.

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  4. jenny wren
    December 27, 2012

    “ While the tossing of glove is cute,
    As voted by the more astute,
    The constant pounding on his head:
    Cherry hockey,” The Olde Coot said.

    “ ‘A Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em true delight
    For those true fans who love a fight!’
    So he would state to Ron MacLean.
    Then, ‘Shut-up now while I explain.’

    “ Though he can’t say Bieksa’s name,
    He says he loves him just the same:
    ‘A Grimsby boy Canadian tough!
    Unlike your foreign powderpuff.’ ”

    Therefore there’s no ands, buts, or ifs:
    The first’s the better of the gifs!

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