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Chicago Blackhawks As Pokemon Characters

By Colin Likas
Apr 17, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) celebrates scoring a goal during the first period in game three of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) celebrates scoring a goal during the first period in game three of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jan 21, 2016; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Duncan Keith — Electrode

I’m not sure there’s a Pokemon to adequately describe Keith’s importance to the Blackhawks. However, there is one to describe his very sudden temper.

We’ve seen it flare up at the most random moments, most recently when he smacked Charlie Coyle in the face with his stick last season. Electrode is known for exploding when things don’t go according to plan. Seems very Keith-like.

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Mar 11, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (15) skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Artem Anisimov — Dugtrio

Dugtrio is a three-pronged ground Pokemon that buries deep and then attacks very suddenly. Anisimov is actually a lot like Dugtrio, as he’s very hard to dislodge from whatever position he’s holding and can attack offensively at a moment’s notice.

He’s also really useful in all three phases of play — even strength, powerplay and penalty kill — and can score while in any of those situations. He’s a grinder at heart, and that makes Dugtrio a perfect comparison.

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Nov 18, 2015; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Chicago Blackhawks defensemen Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) looks for a pass against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports /

Niklas Hjalmarsson — Onix

Hjammer has to be made out of rock, because no matter how many pucks he gets hit with, he keeps on playing. Onix is a very large rock Pokemon that can take a lot of damage and certainly dish it out in return. Hjammer will lay down some booming hits if the opportunity is right, but he mostly just gets beat up and keeps going, like Onix would.

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Marian Hossa — Dragonite

Dragonite is a really nice Pokemon, but also one that stays fired up when angered. It has extreme strength, but also possesses surprising speed. This Pokemon might have actually be based on Hossa.

Joel QuennevilleKrabby

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