Roberto Luongo, Cory Schneider star in amazing GIF that pretty much says it all

“We have to get out of here.”

Things can change in a hurry in the NHL. Last March, Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider were locked in a battle for the starting job in Vancouver. This March, they’ll face off twice — on the 14th, and again on the 31st — as the starting netminders for the Florida Panthers and New Jersey Devils, respectively.

They, like us, probably have their issues with how they exited Vancouver. But unlike us, looking back at the exploding house they just escaped, they’re probably happy to be elsewhere. That is, if they even look back. Two cool customers like that might not even bother. After all, that’s not what cool guys do.

All of this leads us to what has to be considered the GIF of the year in Canuckland. Look at this masterpiece:

A fabulous use of one of From Dusk Till Dawn‘s best scenes. We applaud everything about this. It’s not even hyperbolic. It’s just true. This is exactly what happened Monday night versus the Islanders.

Bonus points to @moeninglory for the inclusion of tumbleweed Ryan Kesler, who starred in the GIF collection of the year back in 2012.

Sure, it’s embarrassing for Kesler, but he’s probably fine with an image in which he escapes, even if he gets a little dinged up in the process. Kesler’s always dinged up.

13 comments

  1. Brent
    March 11, 2014

    Harrison, you are on fire! on fire I say.

    How do you pump this stuff out so fast? And good quality too. Perhaps there is a concession job for you at Rogers, I hear there are openings.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      March 11, 2014

      There’s actually something else I’m supposed to be doing, and I’m procrastinating. It’s very motivating.

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  2. iain
    March 11, 2014

    awesome.

    about last night…..is 7 goals a club record for single-period ineptness? i doubt it’s a league record (they had some pretty high-scoring games in the past), but i struggle to come up with a game where the nuckleheads gave up 7 in a single frame.

    maybe during the mercifully brief bill laforge era, where i remember them giving up 12 and 13 in separate games (in something like a 10 game span), but i don’t recall if they gave up that many in one period?

    anyone know?

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  3. ryley
    March 11, 2014

    Hey mooney, who’s that canuck exploding out of the building?

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    • Rituro
      March 11, 2014

      I believe he says it’s Kesler in the article.

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  4. cathylu
    March 11, 2014

    Dear PITB, as long as you don’t lose your sense of humor we’ll all be fine. Love, your Bulies

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    • Angry Canadian
      March 11, 2014

      You know what they say. If you don’t laugh, you cry. Lots and lots of opportunities for good belly laughs lately, eh what?

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  5. Noodle
    March 11, 2014

    Excellent use of Kesler tumbleweed gif. This guy knows his Canucks references.

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  6. Iceman
    March 11, 2014

    After last night I didn’t believe I could still smile… until I saw this magnificent GIF, that is. Thank you Harrison.

    What a masterpiece. This imagery is not only brilliant and wickedly funny, but also pretty much sums up this damned 2014 edition of Canucks — It’s been a house of horror, finally blowing up in pieces to be put out of its misery. Then there are guys who narrowly escaped the danger leaving the mess behind, all smiling: Thing 1 & Thing 2. And yes, I’m pretty sure that third guy flying out in hockey gear doesn’t mind a few bruises/scratches one bit, as long as getting out of the hell hole in one piece… and who can really blame him?

    Is there any chance we can have Thing 2 back for a sequel? Only after we have totally finished cleaning up all the ruins made by the money-sucking vampires, of course.

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  7. CoolerHeads
    March 11, 2014

    On the realistic side of things, did anyone actually believe that this year’s team could win it all? At the end of the day, it is better that they collapse and force management’s hand. Keep the good apples as mentors, trade the bad apples for youth and start building a winner (top 10 draft pick won’t hurt). The time has come.

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    • Mitch
      March 11, 2014

      I don’t think anyone thought they could go all the way this year. Second round exit, maybe. But I doubt anybody saw this kind of breakdown coming, either.

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  8. akidd
    March 11, 2014

    hits the spot:) thanks for this one.

    please, keep the good jokes coming. i’m all ‘serious-hockeyed’ out. it’s go time for you, mooney. you’re the humour swat team, the guy they call when the going really gets tough:)

    ah…jokes. what can’t they do?

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  9. Hobbes
    March 21, 2014

    A laughed a lot when I first saw this. Then on second glance I saw the Kesler tumbleweed fly out and lost my shit.

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