Chicago Blackhawks: Which Hawks Would Make The Best Avengers?
Chicago Blackhawks That Would Make The Best Avengers
If you’re anything like me, you were among the first in line to grab a copy of The Avengers when it came out earlier this week. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve already watched said film multiple times in just a few days. The movie got me thinking about which members of the Chicago Blackhawks might make up the best team of superheroes.
The list was limited to the characters that were in the movie, with one exception. The Avengers team actually grows after the movie, of course, with members like Quicksilver taking part later. We’ll just assume that the part would go to Viktor Stalberg.
Just for fun, you could throw in names like Bryan Bickell as Giant Man or someone like Dave Bolland as Vision, given their similar “personalities”.
But the important ones are who we’re interested in here, which means a focus on the bigger names on the Hawks. The Avengers featured include the obvious: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Hulk, Hawkeye, and a couple of others.
A couple of them proved rather difficult, Hulk in particular. Do you take someone who has something closer to the physical traits, or someone who is his own worst enemy, like Corey Crawford?
The Avengers are “Earth’s mightiest heroes”. The Chicago Blackhawks may not be the mightiest team in the National Hockey League these days, but to fans around the Windy City, they certainly fit the bill as superheroes for the fans.
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Jonathan Toews is Captain America
Can we give this title to a Canadian? Jonathan Toews is the unquestioned leader of this group, the letter on his sweater says so. He is both a vocal leader and leads by example, even if he is sometimes overshadowed by his flashier teammates. He's this team's Steve Rogers. Even if he is from Winnipeg.
Patrick Kane is Iron Man
I imagine interactions between Toews and Patrick Kane to be similar to that of Rogers and Tony Stark. Stark is the fast talker, and eventually will become the drinker, drawing striking similarities to the personality of Kane. Neither are very big guys, but when they step into their respective 'suits', they each become much bigger. But on the merit of personality alone, Patrick Kane is Iron Man.
Marian Hossa is Thor
Marian Hossa and his level of skill have drawn comparisons to that of the Gods. That makes Hossa and Thor an easy match. Both are foreign and possess great strength. Sure, Hossa might not be on the same level as Thor, but have you ever tried to knock him off the puck? Doesn't really work. They each also have a brother who just isn't quite on the same level that they are.
Brent Seabrook is The Hulk
The Hulk was easily the hardest one to come up with. Eventually, I settled on Brent Seabrook. Seabs is big, he's physical, and he knows how to bail his teammates out of trouble. The only difference is that The Hulk is his own worst enemy. Towards the end of the film, though, we see Bruce Banner learn to control his rage, something Seabrook has really mastered on the Chicago blue line.
Patrick Sharp is Hawkeye
Patrick Sharp is an easy call as Hawkeye. The only thing more accurate than a shot from Sharp is an arrow straight from the bow of Hawkeye. Given the other star power around each of them, neither of them get quite as much credit as they should. The ladies would argue that they're both among the better looking men in their profession as well.
Andrew Shaw is Spider-Man
Spider-Man wasn't in the Avengers movie, but that's mainly because Sony Pictures owns the rights at this point. If he was, though, wouldn't it have to be Andrew Shaw? He's strong, wiry, unpredictable, plays on the edge, and is still old enough to be in high school.
Joel Quenneville is Nick Fury
Joel Quenneville gets the nod as the man who brought the Avengers together, but may not actually have a plan beyond that.