Quick Strikes: Super Mega All-Star Weekend GIF Edition
Karlsson, Tavares, Subban to the Bolts, Boyler, and Pirates!
Day 1 of All-Star Weekend was easily one of the most fun days on hockey twitter, and for those lucky enough, at the events.
Raw Charge Overlord [Overlady imo. - Acha] has tasked me with completing a task that I have been training for my entire life for: talk about it all.
Mostly we're drinking tbh https://t.co/LCWaWTQLVR— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 27, 2018
It looks like shots of many varieties are on the table.
Vasilevskiy was asked, from a goalie’s perspective, what makes Kucherov such a good shooter. “I don’t know. He can’t score on me in practice,” he answered, laughing with Kuch sitting a couple feet away. #Bolts #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/bhPYtGoobx— Bryan Burns (@BBurnsNHL) January 27, 2018
You guys get to live here every day???? No fair!
Panorama of some of the Gasparilla festivities from the bridge over to Harbor Island. pic.twitter.com/3vurL7XCU6— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 27, 2018
Oh, don’t worry. I’ll have a whole section on this!
Karlsson is legit falling in love with Tampa.— Saima (@Saima_1226) January 28, 2018
The All-Star Game is just a long con to get him here.
All the tampering ;)
Oh hey look. It's four Bolts enjoying a friendly conversation 😏 pic.twitter.com/kWa3AN3UZD— Saima (@Saima_1226) January 28, 2018
THEY PUT OUT A PRESS RELEASE AND EVERYTHING!
D’awwww pic.twitter.com/N9mZd3EbKm— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 27, 2018
Fan Zones are some of the best things for kids and people who don’t care if they look like kids.
The form of a young Stamkos. You can try your hand at the accuracy shooting and other hockey related skills at Fan Zone. #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/Ygh5b5DRib— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 27, 2018
Well... This exists... pic.twitter.com/hboGXCX7Bt— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 27, 2018
Doors open in ten minutes and a lot of people have gathered to go in. pic.twitter.com/RBBKe4XQ4K— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 27, 2018
Two minutes for High-Sticking!
Check out these stilt walkers! pic.twitter.com/At81by9A4v— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 27, 2018
Okay, who on the staff has been stalking the residents again?
Been almost an hour since doors opened, but still plenty of fans outside. pic.twitter.com/OlfRSRhzCF— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 27, 2018
More Views (I love the color scheme)
Tonight’s view #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/Y3FjIrVt8x— Jared Kight (@Jarebear81787) January 27, 2018
Vasilevskiy, Point, Kucherov and Stamkos being introduced to the crowd. #Bolts #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/CRGe5g0YOi— Bryan Burns (@BBurnsNHL) January 28, 2018
Get hyped Some Dancing Man!
Wish I would have caught the beginning, but have some dancing man. pic.twitter.com/Zxd3LjOshB— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 28, 2018
The bots have arrived.
The hometown boys are in the building! #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/MRRg0wsJp4— NHL (@NHL) January 28, 2018
And now for some head shots
Slacking on the job. pic.twitter.com/kX0HOjYphd— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) January 28, 2018
So proud to be a part of Apple’s new campaign, selfies on iPhone X. #ShotoniPhone #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/D73bzupO8w— Steven Stamkos (@RealStamkos91) January 27, 2018
A five-timer and a first-timer. ⭐️ #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/n1CkH2jkg1— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) January 28, 2018
Point: “Just to be here, it’s incredible.” #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/9a1qCs4DW3— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) January 28, 2018
#NHLAllStar: @TBLightning players past and present having a blast in Tampa. pic.twitter.com/4EvhHvdGkc— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) January 28, 2018
Good to see you, @bribrows22! ⭐️#NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/xhTKA6AkLp— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) January 27, 2018
Brian Boyle. Need I say more?
This one's for you, Boyler.— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) January 27, 2018
After being diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia back in September, the @NJDevils forward is an #NHLAllStar for the first time in his career. pic.twitter.com/ILtsBa44dh
Welcome to the #NHLAllStar Game, @BriBrows22. 👋 pic.twitter.com/l8dYwWt4iS— NHL (@NHL) January 28, 2018
A standing ovation for @BriBrows22’s return to Amalie Arena! #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/4m4ltxDc5h— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) January 28, 2018
What a moment for @BriBrows22. #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/DGNrMNGSuj— NHL (@NHL) January 28, 2018
.@bribrows22 reacting to Coop’s comment about him getting just as big an ovation as our #Bolts players when announced tonight. ⭐️ #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/VlvNE912yn— Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) January 27, 2018
I honestly can't get enough of his smiling face. pic.twitter.com/U8G5VCNh9s— Saima (@Saima_1226) January 28, 2018
A message to @TBLightning fans, from @BriBrows22. #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/QGwjZvgPFY— NHL (@NHL) January 28, 2018
This segment will include quotes by Karlsson taken from this article during media availability on Saturday.
#Gasparilla2018 is alive and well in the #NHL as All-Stars #Senators Erik Karlsson and #TBLightning @heds77 enter the arena decked out as pirates as they arrive for the Skills Competition in Tampa. The two players, both from Sweeden, got dressed at Hedman's place before arriving. pic.twitter.com/WyNWjiVtCv— Dirk Shadd (@DirkShadd) January 27, 2018
On his buddy Victor Hedman not being able to be on the ice.
I’m a little frustrated about that but not much you can do obviously. I’m staying at his house for the weekend so that’s nice and we’ll get to spend some time together which is rare on occasions like this. He’s still going to be around and he said he’ll be at the rink both tonight and tomorrow so we’ll get some quality time in together.
These two. Same pairing. Now, please.
You're the real treasure @ErikKarlsson65 & @heds77. #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/NvjVlExVjI— NHL (@NHL) January 27, 2018
Looks like @ErikKarlsson65 is the captain now. #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/gpAgP1uitQ— NHL (@NHL) January 28, 2018
It’s always fun to see the guys and to see the type of show each host city puts on. Here you’ve got the weather on your side so it’ll be a little bit different from some of the other ones but it’s always a fun and relaxing time. The city is busy and everyone is buzzing so it’s going to be a good few days here I think. I think we’re all going to have a good time in Tampa.
Captain @ErikKarlsson65 or Captain Jack Sparrow?— NHL (@NHL) January 27, 2018
You tell us. pic.twitter.com/XeKCyajNxO
Hmm... Sens twitter senses it too
Wow Karlsson is having a lot of fun in Tampa!— Bonk's Mullet (@BonksMullet) January 27, 2018
He's making friends with Hedman. That's nice!
He's shaking hands with Yzerman. Cool!
Neat, he's packing up his house in Ottawa.
He's putting on a Lightning jersey. What a joker!
Huh, he's playing the remainder of his career wit
We don’t discriminate :)
.@ErikKarlsson65 may be permanently living as a pirate now. pic.twitter.com/ynRybODjlr— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 28, 2018
Woah, wait. I thought this guy had talent? Whatta bum.
January 28, 2018
If PK ever decided to start a Vlog channel...
Here we go!! Make sure you tune in tonight to #TheDailyShow with @Trevornoah ... this should be fun ☝🏿😂 pic.twitter.com/N3eoltOR9T— P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) January 25, 2018
JUST FEED IT INTO MY VEINS
(Seriously, if Subban did color for his own games, would anyone object?)
We are lucky to have such a special player like P.K Subban in our NHL 😂🤪 pic.twitter.com/49zCJgJLza— Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) January 28, 2018
We’ll work on your finish after the trade papers get finalized.
SEEMS LEGIT. @PKSubban1 @HLundqvist30 #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/kvgdPJOuID— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 28, 2018
Prepping for the long playoff run. That’s what I like to see.
Gotta stay ready. @PKSubban1 pic.twitter.com/UMbUweK3E1— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 28, 2018
As I was stalking twitter I found this epic clip but I couldn’t think of a clever excuse to put it in...
When Subban mocked Don Cherry 😂 pic.twitter.com/P6LyHzlwVp— Because It's The Cup (@CauseItsTheCup) January 22, 2018
Can we have him too?
Almost 2 decades ago, #nhl all-star gm cptns Steven Stamkos + PK Subban were stars for the juggernaut North York Canadiens novice AAAs. My col on their team, including coach Doug Sheppard explaining why he moved PK from F to defence https://t.co/PZaWPffsGw pic.twitter.com/pqsaVzAcAq— Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) January 27, 2018
I love PK Subban so much— Jared (@JaredOfLondon) January 28, 2018
The pirates are just keeping it in Tampa until June. Then it’ll be official.
The Stanley Cup got stolen by pirates and was dressed in a mini life vest to kick off All-Star Weekend in Tampa Bay: https://t.co/EgWdtanu5z— SB Nation NHL (@SBNationNHL) January 27, 2018
Who says pirates aren’t coordinated.
#GasparillaTampa Pirates stealing the #StanleyCup? Yeah, that was a thing. #NHLAllStar https://t.co/G0T5fNGXHf— NHL (@NHL) January 27, 2018
What an epic photo.
all aboard its #Gasparilla2018 in Tampa. Arghhhhh. #stanleycup @NHL @HockeyHallFame @TBLightning #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/ZLjapRexMM— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) January 27, 2018
"Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all."#NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/Oc48UqfJdI— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) January 27, 2018
Cap’n of the World and cap’n of our hearts.
These pictures say it all!!! >:) #GasparillaPirateFest @TBLightning @GasparillaTampa pic.twitter.com/j7rY0Yh2AP— ThunderBug (@ThunderBugTBL) January 27, 2018
PIRATES AND PARROTS
The NHL’s leading naturalist offers Cheerios an arm. His family used to have a macaw just like him. #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/xWLbAE5WZh— NHL (@NHL) January 27, 2018
BRYZ! This day just got humongous big!
When @bryzgoalie30 and a macaw named Cheerios start talking about how parrots know a storm is coming two weeks in advance, you know #NHLAllStar is in full swing. Squawk! pic.twitter.com/tOA1NfjhJI— NHL (@NHL) January 27, 2018
Even the parrot booed
One penguin. One parrot. #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/Wi9L2mjDq8— NHL (@NHL) January 27, 2018
I guess dogs and birds don’t get along. #Coyotes
Welcome to Tampa! Here’s a parrot, @OEL23. Watch those fingers, @johnklingberg. #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/SDOpc9aYao— NHL (@NHL) January 27, 2018
Blasted! Okay, but we’re still getting it in June.
The Gasparilla Pirate Festival meets the NHL this weekend at #NHLAllStar in Tampa. ☠️— NHL (@NHL) January 28, 2018
Ep. 5: WE GOT THE CUP BACK!! pic.twitter.com/J7b6O3Khkl
Even Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean got in on the Gasparilla action! In other news, I now see why Americans think Canadians are goofy as heck.
Scallywag John Einarson ready to shoot a pirate. Part of @hockeynight tonight 7et 4pt. Nothing like places which don't easily surrender their secrets.Tampa and hidden treasures and skulls and skills pic.twitter.com/f9ih4EdBzp— Ron MacLean (@RonMacLeanHTH) January 27, 2018
Gosh, Ron. You are so Canadian.— Wise Content Lad (@HardevLad) January 28, 2018
Boss thinks so too. Yo ho!
I have begun my live blog. Cheers. https://t.co/4aVAorCsmx pic.twitter.com/x9mUmNLzBr— Achariya (@tanyarezak) January 28, 2018
Sorry, Dave. As a Canadian I feel obligated to buy you a drink when I come down to visit. That’s a promise!
HNIC broke Dave pic.twitter.com/J0xubKqUoZ— Achariya (@tanyarezak) January 28, 2018
The league’s most terrifying mascot is ready for the relay races. #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/fY0vLmOhVA— Raw Charge (@RawCharge) January 27, 2018
ALL HAIL KUCH!
Stop eating the locals, please.
Hey, where’s everyone in the standings? (sorry, that was mean)
And finally — seriously, how long is this? — some action shots from the ACTUAL EVENT; the Skills Competition.
Uhh.. Did I say action? Ugh typical teenagers... or 21-year-olds... same thing.
We all know that one friend who actually tries.
Barkov in the shootout is just unfair pic.twitter.com/bVR3BWqkHl— Flintor (@TheFlintor) January 28, 2018
Hillary Knight probably had the fasted Accuracy Shooting time of all the players who tried!
U.S. women's national team star @HilaryKnight had no trouble hitting the targets as she competed in the accuracy shooting contest in the #NHLAllStar skills competition. Watch: https://t.co/apmAQbvOu2— espnW (@espnW) January 28, 2018
"Where do you buy your conditioner?" pic.twitter.com/1NsrWhNrl8— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 28, 2018
Seriously, are any of the big UFA defensemen any good at all???
.@dewyy8 feels the struggle. pic.twitter.com/cEyu5MolXQ— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 28, 2018
See, it’s not that hard.
That's a tiny target 😳 #NHLAllStar pic.twitter.com/NTvscmvgql— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 28, 2018
Two gud Canadian boys.
Trying to act surprised when @cmcdavid97 wins #NHLAllStar Fastest Skater. pic.twitter.com/mM2hP8fT1h— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 28, 2018
Love you too, Ovi.
Hardest shot champ! @ovi8 pic.twitter.com/hlgsRvJlTp— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 28, 2018
We are at the end. Congradulations on completing the longest Quick Strikes in the history of ever!
"I won?" 😁 pic.twitter.com/HJ62kTQqXL— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) January 28, 2018