Beware the Deadly Tree

leafsSo... Stan Lee is creating superheroes for each team in the NHL. According to the NHL, "these 30 Guardians will be unveiled together in a special presentation during the 2011 NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 30 in Raleigh, N.C."

Pretty cool. I can't wait to see what superhero my Leafs get!


Oh... it's a tree. A giant walking and talking tree. Nevermind.

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But it grows wood at will.
And sends out sap bombs.

It's more than just a tree.

January 27, 2011 @ 1:02 PM


Leafs #6: A league leading scorer from 1929 who retired after a brain injury during a game with Boston in December 1933. Go NHL Go.

January 27, 2011 @ 1:07 PM


... I should have kept reading. Ace Bailey's injury was the NHL's first mid-season benefit game catalyst towards its annual All-star game.

January 27, 2011 @ 1:15 PM


CQ: yes, one of only 2 numbers retired by the franchise. In this instance however, the 6 refers to the original six. It's on the other o6 guardians too.

January 27, 2011 @ 1:35 PM


Original six number ... except for Detroit. They should have instead used the number of Stanley Cup Finals appearances for most of these guardians.

January 27, 2011 @ 3:47 PM


Can we get a real Guardian of the NHL because it's a shit show down there in NYC with this bozo running the show?

January 27, 2011 @ 4:59 PM


I guess it's Kryptonite is root rot.

January 27, 2011 @ 7:22 PM


If the Leafs' "superhero" was supposed to reflect the present, he would be made of rock, or at least have rock hands, legs and feet.

January 28, 2011 @ 8:20 AM


I love the "immovable object" bit. Its perfect. As in, "not moving forward anytime soon".

January 28, 2011 @ 8:42 AM


LMAO @ MadLeafFan.

January 28, 2011 @ 2:22 PM

Rick C in Oakville

So much deadwood surrounds the Leafs, this seems to be a fitting character for MLSE.

January 28, 2011 @ 9:47 PM

Mark Andrew

Perfect. Deep roots but withering, sorry-looking branches reaching out in desperation. Still, for some reason the neighbourhood still shows up to look at it. Sad.

January 29, 2011 @ 7:36 AM

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