In case you haven’t been paying attention, the NHL teamed up with famous comic book artist Stan Lee to create what has
been dubbed “The Guardian Project.” Under this project, Stan Lee and his team created comic book superheros dedicated to each NHL team. I’m not sure if Gary Bettman is trying to bring comic book collectors into the market, if he thinks NHL fans are going to be excited for this, or whatever else could possibly be involved in the NHL’s bizarre agenda. After all, this is the same league that thought the glowing puck on Fox would make more people watch hockey. For better or worse, “The Guardian” for the New York Rangers was just released. Continue reading to view it.
Here is the release from nhl.com regarding “The Ranger”:
The Ranger is the vigilant protector of Manhattan. He never sleeps, and therefore is a regular in Manhattan’s late night scene, although you’re much more likely to find him in a neighborhood joint than at a trendy nightclub. His personality is as big as the city he protects, but like most New Yorkers there is humility to his bravado. There’s a multi-cultural feel to him that’s directly related to the many different nationalities that inhabit the world’s most populated island.
As New York City is the nation’s largest melting pot, the Ranger is one of the most diverse Guardians in his interests. He loves meeting people from other parts of the world and loves spending time in other iconic cities across the globe, but it’s never long before “the city that never sleeps” calls him back home.
This sounds oddly familiar:
-Futuristic crime fighter in the Country’s biggest city
-Vigilant protector of the city
-Variety of Weapons
-Has some sort of personalized automobile
Where have I seen that before?
Oh, right. I guess George Clooney and Christian Bale are secretly Rangers fans. If you’re going to come out with some gimmicky project like this, then at least use some originality. Or at least give him the ability to win face-offs or quarterback a powerplay.
Oh well. It could be worse. I’ll take what we were given over a Tree Monster.