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Power Rankings: Kid Masterpieces

by Ann Frazier /

Last season, we asked members of the FINatical Kids Club to draw portraits of their favorite players, then had the San Jose Sharks try to guess who those players were. Seemed simple enough, right? Well, that's what the players thought until they attempted actually guessing the players.

The five portraits the players had to guess from ranged in photo-realism and difficulty, which also meant the videos ranged in hilariousness, from "funny" to "really funny."

Note: The rankings will spoil the masterpieces, obviously, so if you want to try out your guessing skills maybe click here to watch the videos without the captions.

5. Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Video: Sharks players guess teammate in drawing

Did you know that the two stalwarts on the Sharks blue line could be confused for each other? We didn't until we saw all the players confuse this obvious portrait of Marc-Edouard Vlasic with Brent Burns. 

The across-the-board confusion mixed with Vlasic's flattering interpretation of the masterpiece looking like David Beckham makes it funny, but not funny enough in this strong group of videos. 

4. Joe Pavelski

 Video: Sharks players guess a drawn teammate

This FINatical Kids Club artist did well in their portrait - which makes for what could be a very boring video as almost every player immediately guess Pavelski (save for Paul Martin, who gamely listed almost every other player before settling on Pavelski).

However, this obviousness also set up the captain to receive a few chirps, like Brenden Dillon's one about the beard: "Pavs has always got his custom - I don't know if wants to admit it, but RED beard."

3. Martin Jones

 Video: Sharks Guess the Teammate in Kid Painting

On the other end of the spectrum, nobody got this one right besides Brent Burns, who saw the answer already, and Joe Thornton, who is a hall of famer in many, many ways.

Most players guessed Matt Nieto due to the mustache, while Justin Braun's reaction was cracking up so much that the camera lost focus. But in the end, every agreed that it kind of sort of looked like Martin Jones a little bit.

2. Logan Couture

 Video: Sharks players guess teammate in drawing

This was one of the more difficult drawings to guess, though not impossible like Martin Jones's. But what puts this one at the top is the combination of Vlasic's chirping ("My guess, looking at the mouth, I have to say Logan Couture unfortunately") and Couture's self-burn ("Not much facial hair, Tomas Hertl's my guess... Me? C'mon.")

1. Brenden Dillon

 Video: Sharks guess the teammate portrayed in child portrait

"…Oh my god." Mikkel Boedker sums up most of the players' reactions to this... interesting depiction of Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon. 

Between the flow and the traps, this masterpiece was fairly easy to guess, but it still led to one of the greatest moments in Kid Masterpiece history (later repurposed for another unbelievable moment).

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