Sunday night brought the return of HBO's wildly popular series Game of Thrones for its second season's premier. For the NHL, the battle for the Stanley Cup throne is just about to begin.
The series is based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy series and depicts the struggle for the Iron Throne in the fictional land of Westeros. Filled with rich characters that are beloved and loathed, the series never ceases to entertain.
It entertains in the same way the NHL does. Both feature gutty performances, players willing to sacrifice and bleed to achieve their goal. For the NHL player, it's the cup; for the houses of Stark, Lannister and Targaryen, it is the Iron Throne and the rule of the Seven Kingdoms.
With the playoff races in full burn, why not take a moment for a fun look at how the main characters from Game of Thrones compare to their NHL counterparts?
Here is a list of 15 main characters and who in the NHL most resembles them.
Who did we miss? Which player do you think resembles Game of Thrones characters?
Winter is coming!