Sports teams and their players have been compared to everything from Halloween candy to actors and actresses. But sometimes it’s the least expected point-of-view that is the most accurate. With this thought in mind, I have assigned each NHL team a video game that they resemble the best.
What’s surprising is how accurate professional sports teams can be compared to video games. Video games, unlike movies or candy, have multiple, lengthy franchises that have certain dynamics throughout, such as new gameplay features, differing fan bases and popularity, memorable characters and stories, and even management changes. It’s not uncommon for the seventh game in a series to be the best of all the installments.
Such is the case of a sports team, or in this case, an NHL team.
Instead of trying to pin a game that resembles an entire team’s life span, I’ve chosen to pick games that resemble a team as it is now, with a few nods to the past for some context. Bear in mind, I had to stereotype a few teams or look at one specific aspect of their overall game to make some connections.
I’d love to hear you sound off in the comments section about which comparisons worked and which missed the mark completely as well as your opinions on what franchise most closely resembles a certain video game.