The second round of PITB’s first ever Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament, a lark we put together to pass the time between Canuck games, which is now at six months and counting, was a lot more predictable than the first. Round 1 saw upsets galore, proving that either the democratic process makes fools of us all (except for Nate Silver), or Daniel and I are just crap at rankings. Maybe our tastes are simply too outside the mainstream. It is entirely possible that we’re dorks. Oh no, what if we’re dorks!
Anyway. Let’s take a look at the results of round two.
Kesler Division Final
1 | Lord of the Dance
4 | Ryan Kesler, lord of the pommel horse
The lone upset in the entirety of round 2 was a doozy, as Ryan Kesler’s awkward attempt to leapfrog the Nashville net somehow managed to eke out a victory over the best Keslurking gif in existence. But does it have what it takes to edge out Ryan Kesler’s lame dancing skills? Who will win the battle of the lords?
1 | Luongo likes it, puts ring on it (54.17%)
7 | Good night Detroit (45.83%)
Luongo Division Final
1 | Luongo likes it, puts ring on it
5 | Roberto Luongo, handsome person
Speaking of bad dancing, Roberto Luongo’s Beyonce impression continues to roll, but it might face some stiff competition from Luongo’s studly postgame hair flip, which managed to stop the momentum of ‘Luongo’s oh face’ with its ineffable charm. This is a handsome final.
Bieksa Division – Final
1 | Jarkko Ruutu, huge jerk
2 | Dhalsim punch
Can anything slow down the legendary Jarkko Ruutu trip? After winning round 1 with a staggering 96% of the vote, it nearly cracked an 80% margin against a much more difficult round 2 opponent. But now it goes up against the second seed in the Bieksa division, a much less effective but similarly amusing interaction between foes. Which nonviolent attack will emerge victorious from the Bieksa division?
Sedin Division – Final
1 | Sedins in sync
2 | Henrik Sedin, drum major
Like the Bieksa division, the top two seeds did as we expected them to, cutting through the competition to meet in the final. But it was close. Henrik Sedin’s flying stick catch only drew 6 more votes than the dancing twins. Now it goes up against another gif featuring both Sedins, and it’s a doozy. Can Henrik’s casual hand-eye brilliance knock off a legend?