Colorado Avalanche Players as Star Wars Characters

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The Villains

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov as Darth Vader. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Anakin Skywalker — Erik Johnson

Admit it — you always kind of liked the tall, edgy Anakin Skywalker. You knew what he was going to become, but you couldn’t hate him. He’s the quintessential bad boy you love.

Tall, edgy, bit of a bad boy — that’s defenseman Erik Johnson, too. Sure, he’s known for being a peach of an individual off the ice, but on the ice — he’s as fierce and hated as Anakin Skywalker.

Darth Vader — Semyon Varlamov

Darth Vader is the perfect antagonist, especially once you consider his backstory. He’s scary if you’re his opponent, and I bet it’s not too comfortable being in a room with him even when you’re on the same side.

Varly/Vader — kind of had to go there. Plus, for opponents, facing down goalie Semyon Varlamov must be just as intimidating as coming across Darth Vader. The goalie has magic.

The Emperor — Patrick Roy

Evil — pure evil is the Emperor. Yet he is a mastermind. The force of the Empire emanates from the Emperor.

Head coach Patrick Roy is pure, mad genius, and for 29 other teams, he’s as evil as the Emperor. The force of the Avalanche emanates from this great man.

Honorable Mention: Naturally, the Minnesota Wild would be Jar Jar Binks. Jar Jar Binks is known as being the stupidest, most annoying Star Wars character ever made. The Minnesota Wild… well, you get the comparison.