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 — FINAL, BIEKSA DIVISION
(1) We call this gif JARKKO RUUTU, HUGE JERK.
Jarkko Ruutu’s finest moment as a Canuck has burned through this tournament with two easy wins, although we shouldn’t be surprised. It’s a beautiful gif. From the way Phaneuf swivels and drops the gloves in one fluid motion to the way Ruutu tugs his legs out and turns to the bench, and it all happens in less than a second, you’d think it was a choreographed, old-time comedy routine.
(2) We call this gif DHALSIM PUNCH.
There’s so much going on in this gif. Yes, the glove-throw is as the heart of it, but that’s hardly it. There’s also the referee, who points at the glove as it sails across the ice, then tosses Bieksa from the game, as though Bieksa needs an explanation for why he’s gone. I’m also partial to Jannik Hansen’s head turn, as the Canucks winger looks to the bench, then spots the flying glove and fixes his gaze upon it as it bounces off Hamhuis’s shoulder, then settles in the corner. It’s like he’s a cat.
OKAY. Now let’s vote.
Voting closes at midnight.
WINNER — JARKKO RUUTU, HUGE JERK (Tags: unreal canucks gif tournament