The NHL season is drawing ever nearer and with it comes the drama and intrigue we all love so much. It's why we watch. The storylines we see every year are always compelling and the season builds to a dramatic climax at the end as one team hoists the Stanley Cup. Rarely is it ever the team you expect.
Just about the only thing that can match the unpredictability and suspense of an NHL season is HBO's "Game of Thrones."
The incredible plot twists and intriguing characters keep us guessing from start to finish. The NHL has its own colorful cast of characters who we love to watch each and every year. They may be battling for a cup and not a throne, but there are plenty of similarities between the characters of Game of Thrones and the teams in the NHL.
How similar? Well, when you really start to look at it, you can see traits of several characters in each NHL team. To celebrate the upcoming hockey season, check out our gallery of every NHL team's Game of Thrones character.