Casting the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks with Chicago Bears
Jun 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the Stanley Cup Final logo on the ice during media day in preparation for game one of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
I know, I know. This is a Chicago Bears site. So what the heck am I doing posting Blackhawks stuff on a Bears blog. Well, first of all, it’s my site and I’ll post what I want to. Second, it’s rare that a Chicago team plays for a championship, so I’m throwing my support and civic pride behind our Blackhawks. If you don’t want to read; no hard feelings. There are plenty of Chicago Bears notes on our home page. Dive in and enjoy.
In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to kick off the Stanley Cup Final by casting the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks with Chicago Bears players. If you’re not an avid Hawks fan, it might help you understand who’s who by mapping the Hawks to a comparable Bears player and have some fun along the way. Here we go:
Matt Forte- Jonathan Toews
No nonsense leaders by example that can do everything
Jay Cutler-Patrick Kane
Both possess the most raw talent can be frustrating at times considered soft at times but also clutch. Has nothing to do with their reputations for partying hard.
Tough defensive player but can turn defense into offense in the blink of an eye
Alshon Jeffrey-Brandon Saad
Huge first year players with loads of talent and nothing but a bright offensive future on the horizon
Lance Briggs- Duncan Keith
The captain of the defense makes all the plays
Brandon Marshall- Patrick Sharp
Devin Hester- Michael Frolik
Limited regular playing time but great on special teams
Tim Jennings- Niklas Hjalmarsson
Better than expected
Shea McClellan-Andrew Shaw
Young high motor players
Jun 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) during the first period in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Julius Peppers- Bryan Bickell
They just make plays
Henry Melton- Brent Seabrook
Can be great or totally disappear but the team is better when they are playing good
Johnny Oduya – Major Wright
Take chances sometimes when they shouldn’t, which can lead to making you scream either in excitement or disdain.
Nick Leddy – Chris Conte
Learning their way and like Leddy did this year, it is a big year for Conte to make a leap.
DJ Williams – Dan Carcillo
Potential for big plays and suspensions
Kelvin Hayden – Dave Bolland
Both were once upon a time big minute players, now relegated to role players that help the teams
Corey Wootton – Michal Handzus
Willing to mix it up, get dirty and do the little things with the ability to pop a big play.
Roberto Garza – Corey Crawford
Both quiet leaders and obviously extremely important to the teams
J’Marcus Webb – Michal Rozival
Both show flashes, but sometimes someone is flashing around them too
What do you think? If you’re a hardcore fan of both teams, what did we get right and what did we get wrong? Which Bears players were miscast?
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