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NHL Announces "The Wild" Guardian Project Superhero

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

The National Hockey League today announced the Minnesota Wild's character in the NHL's Guardian Project, a collection of superheros created and developed by comic legends by Stan Lee, Chargin, and Jake Shapiro that depict each team in the NHL. Each NHL Guardian is derived from its corresponding hockey team, complete with special powers representative of each team and city.

Minnesota's character, "The Wild," earned its announcement by defeating Dallas' "The Star" in the Guardian 30 Match-Up Facebook challenge, an online contest where fans voted to select which NHL team's superhero they wanted to be revealed. The full unveiling of all 30 Guardian superhero characters within the Guardian Project will be held in a special presentation during the 2011 NHL All-Star Game presented by Discover in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. ET broadcast live on VERSUS.

"The Wild" superhero is described as the following: a version of raw power coupled with brilliant intellect, bringing together the varied traditions of the Wolfman with Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. He is an intellectual and avid reader, taken from the fact that the Minneapolis-St. Paul area is one of the most highly literate in the country. At one moment, he is a deadly serious problem solver, the next an irreverent adventurer. "The Wild" isn’t so much a superhero as he is a force of nature.  He only has super abilities when he is in his “Wild” form although his incredible intelligence is nearly a super power on its own.  Knowing his volatile side can be dangerously unpredictable; the Wild chains himself up at night so as not to cause any unnecessary mayhem. The other Guardians respect him and his wild-side but they also know its’ destructive potential. As a nod to Minnesota’s mining history, the Wild can also use his razor sharp claws to tunnel through the earth’s crust allowing him to sneak up on enemy fortresses

For more information on The Wild superhero and the NHL's Guardian Project, click here.
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