Star Wars and Hockey Collide!!!! May 4 is called Star Wars Day because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day. Since the phrase “May the Force be with you” is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say “May the fourth be with you” on this day.
Galactic Empire = Detroit – A fading empire, ruthless and hopelessly corrupt, concerned only with hoarding power and influence, yet unable to adjust when challenged by smaller, smarter opponents.
Rebel Alliance = Tampa – Defying logic and expectations the Padawan apprentice seeks to overthrow the Master as Steve Y battles hard into the playoffs using some of the Jedi techniques he picked up in Detroit
Princess Leia = Stanley Cup –Lots of men are fighting over this little lady, and more than a few are going to sneak a kiss before it’s all over. Careful boys, she’s been for a few skates around the rink already…and she may be a little dirty…
Luke Skywalker = Steven Stamkos- It’s up to him to defeat the the aging Empires and start a new dawn in the galaxy…he is a little whiny but in the end he’s the action figure we want
Han Solo = Marty St. Louis – He might not get all the publicity, but he’s the guy you really wanted to be when you grew up…his passes set up Luke for future glory…
Anakin Skywalker= The Sedin Twins….too many midichlorians
Yoda = Mark Recchi – When 900 years old you reach…look so good you will not
Admiral Ackbar = Peter Laviolette- It’s a Trap!!!! Evasive Maneuvers!!!
Death Star = Pekka Rinne – There has GOT to be a small exhaust port somewhere?
StormTroopers = Flyers Goaltending- Dispensable and interchangeable
The Emperor = Zdeno Chara- “…and now young Pacioretty…you will die…”
Jabba the Hutt = Gary Bettman- “Soon, you will learn to appreciate me…”
Obi-Wan = Shea Weber – Look at my beard!!! We are great team…from a certain point of view
C-3P0 = Pierre McGuire- Go away, nobody likes you.
Gamorrean Guard = Mike Milbury – He doesn’t let his lack of intelligence or speaking ability get in the way of his duties. Best not to leave him in charge of anything really important, such as guarding a prisoner or running an NHL franchise.
Lando Calrissian = Mike Knuble- Bet you forgot this guy was alive, didn’t ya? Instead of retiring quietly to obscurity, he’s back for one last shot at redemption.
Chewbacca = Joe Thorton – Raaaawwwrrrrr!!!
Jar Jar Binks = Roberto Luongo – “Mesa try and stop pucks. Mesa no catch them, but mesa try!”
Porkins = Kyle Wellwood…What too easy?
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