Power Rankings: Goal Gif Celebrationsby Ann Frazier, Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com
For the past two seasons, we've created gifs (hard-G, by the way) to celebrate whenever a Sharks player scores a goal. And each season we aim to make brand new ones, meaning as soon as the offseason hits, the goal gifs go to the great recycling bin in the sky.
But before this season's iteration of the goal gifs are gone completely, we wanted to rank some of them - after all, we've been using them all season. We definitely developed some favorites (and some that were not).
10. Justin Braun
Internal monologue, probably: "Why is the Sharks Digital Media team making me do this."
9. Brent Burns
Nothing wrong with this goal gif per se, outside of being bland, but the people expect a little more from one of the biggest personalities in the NHL.
8. David Schlemko
If you look closely, his expression never changes throughout the entire gif.
7. Logan Couture
Though he looks disinterested at first, Couture saves the goal gif with an enthusiastic fist pump and smile combo.
6. Joe Pavelski
Pavs plays it cool with a stick-over-the-shoulders stance followed by a salute to America. All respect to the Cap.
5. Dylan DeMelo
He has quite the choreography with the whip around to the sword holster, all while yelling. Definitely wish we saw more of this bad boy.
4. Tomas Hertl
No surprise here. Smiling must be always… even in goal gifs :-))
3. Micheal Haley
Fun fact: though the same video was used for his fight gif, it was originally filmed solely for the use of his goal gif. Yes, that means his goal celebration is dropping the gloves.
2. Chris Tierney
A very very passionate fist pump and "Wooo!" Pretty sure we can hear him yelling through the gif.
1. Paul Martin
The intense stare. The guitar solo. It's too bad Paul Martin only scored four goals this season; this celebration is worthy of 50.