Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Star Wars- Sabres Style

So a comment on my sister's fb wall got a little out of hand the other day.. and it was my fault. We were quoting Han Solo, and I said "hoCkey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."... and didn't even realize, till later, that I said hockey and not hokey. WHOOPS!

However, it led to some silly comparisons of NHL-folks to SW folks.. and since I am both a Star Wars nerd and a hockey (Sabres) fan, I thought I should take it one step further and start assigning some characters. It's a work in progress, and if you think of any other fellas from around the League, feel free to contribute. (or if you're a fan of another team and want to give me YOUR version, once again, feel free to comment here or e-mail me. )

C-3PO- so worried about doing everything correctly that he can't think straight and so messes things up- Thomas Vanek

R2-D2- the brains of the operation- Ryan Miller

Princess Leia- They are all boys, I can't do that!

Darth Vader- The big baddie- he takes no prisoners- Lindy Ruff

Random Rebel Fighter who dies in the first scene- Jochen Hecht (alas, we hardly knew ye!)

Jawas- take all sorts of junk and make it work- Matt Ellis

Tuscan Raiders-nasty bad guys- The Philadelphia Flyers

Uncle Owen- barely even qualifies as a character because he's only on screen for a few minutes, but has a purpose in the plot- Any of the 1 or 2-game Amerks call-ups

Luke Skywalker- kid with a DESTINY and a famous name, but turns out to be pretty dargonne badass- Marcus Foligno

Old Obi-Wan Kenobi- crusty old Jedi Master who is still awesome- Teppo Numminen

Han Solo- the most brilliant captain in the universe with the best ship- Ted Black (he did restore hot water to the restrooms! and set up blogger summits. He's pretty great)

Chewbacca- fiercely loyal to his buddies, big and strong- Tyler Myers

Greedo- the bounty hunter who's too slow on the draw- (anyone who faces off against Goose)

Random Cantina Patron with 2 seconds of screen time- Mike Weber

Grand Moff Tarkin- The only one who can call Vader to heel- Darcy Regier

Wedge Antilles- The guy who is always there on your wing when you need him- Jason Pominville

Biggs Darklighter- helps out in the fight against the Death Star but doesn't last long- Brad Boyes

Admiral Ozzel- So bad he gets force-choked through the video-screen- Ville Leino

Captain Needa- couldn't get the job done so Vader took him out- Derek Roy "Apology accepted, Captain Needa" (you're next)

Emperor Palpatine- The one who is really running the show- Terry Pegula

Snow Monster- nearly destroyed the hope of the future- Milan Lucic

Dak- one of the revolving door of Luke's wingmen- Corey Tropp

Rogue 2- the guy who finds and rescues Luke when he's lost in the snow- Tyler Ennis

Yoda- Jedi Master man with the plan- James Patrick

Boba Fett- kicking ass and taking names, literally- Robyn Regehr

Lando Calrissian- Kinda slimy but usually a good guy- when it works for him- Drew Stafford

Denziens of Jabba's Palace- a disgusting mix of the universe's worst thugs- Boston Bruins

Nien Nubb- random co-pilot who shows up at the most important time- Alexander Sulzer

Wicket- the cute furry awesome little guy- Nathan Gerbe

Storm Troopers- the guys who do Vader's dirty work for him- Patrick Kaleta and Cody McCormick
And just to have enough characters for all the players, I'll get into the new movies too, even though I find them to be not NEARLY as good.

Teenage Anakin-lots of potential, lacks some discipline- Andrej Sekera

Qui-Gon Jinn- good but not around long enough to make much difference- Cody Hodgson

Young Obi-Wan Kenobi- smart, powerful, will go far- Christian Ehrhoff

Jango Fett- smart guy but operates behind the scenes- Jordan Leopold

Mace Windu - good but not quite good enough for top billing- Jonas Enroth


And there ya have it. The Sabres, complete with Coaches, GM, Owner, President and some rivals. What do you think? Ready to set it up for your team? :)