Unreal Canucks Gif Tournament: ‘Lord of the dance’ vs. ‘Lord of the pommel horse’

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, KESLER DIVISION

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(1) We call this gif LORD OF THE DANCE.

Here’s what makes this gif excellent: the guy that taps Kesler on the shoulder as he enters the room. It’s as though Kesler has a “dance” button and that guy just switched it on.

(4) We call this gif LORD OF THE POMMEL HORSE.

I’m still in shock that this gif is here. I thought the Keslurking gif that ‘pommel horse’ knocked off in Round 2 was a lock. But it was not meant to be, as Kesler’s awkward gymnastics routine over Pekka Rinne charmed more than 50% of voters and now has it poised for a Kesler Division victory. Did I miss something? Actually, yes. Only just now did I notice that, after Pekka Rinne takes a knee to the head, he incorrectly looks right instead of up, because who expects there to be a guy on top of the net?

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OKAY. Now let’s vote.

WINNER — LORD OF THE POMMEL HORSE (After the first round of voting ended in a 50/50 tie, an overtime phase yielded a

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6 comments

  1. chicken chick
    January 4, 2013

    Already I’m bored of the dance
    With the tawdry let’s duly dispense
    It’s not the gif that should advance

    Regarding the pommel horse lord
    I love the Kesler it presents
    This august gif can’t be ignored

    Let’s leave behind the pretty prance
    (A pale pretence of excellence)
    Which the light touch does not enhance

    Just exercise some common sense
    (And choose the one that has a chance)
    The second gif must forthwith hence

    Chicken Chick

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  2. Nee
    January 4, 2013

    Surprisingly tight voting so far.

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  3. Karen
    January 4, 2013

    Am I the only one the Lord of the Dance gif doesn’t work for?! I haven’t had trouble with any of the other gifs except this one and I haven’t been able to see it move in any of the previous rounds either.

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  4. Blueliner
    January 5, 2013

    POMMEL HORSE. When do you see that everyday? I’m sorry but the other one is just Kesler dancing..

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  5. tom selleck's moustache
    January 5, 2013

    Wow, we have a tie? Cool. So what is to be done for such a situation?

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  6. Sans
    January 6, 2013

    paper-rock-scissors. It’s the only way to settle any meaningful impasse. They should implement it in place of shootouts.

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