"The Avengers: Red Wings Initiative," Issue 14

Welcome to the fourteenth issue of The Avengers: Red Wings Initiative. Last week, I showed you my favorite panel with Niklas Kronwall admiring Darren Helm‘s penalty kill work–and also how he loses control and chokes on breakaways.

This week, it’s Mike Babcock and the crew discussing Jonathan Ericsson‘s motives again.

Miss an issue? Get caught up:  Introduction  |  Issue 1  |  Issue 2  |  Issue 3  |  Issue 4  |  Issue 5  |  Issue 6  |  Issue 7  |  Issue 8  |  Issue 9  |  Issue 10  |  Issue 11  | Issue 12  |  Issue 13

14 forsbergSo I couldn’t come up with a better hockey allusion than Peter Forsberg‘s shootout move, but I think it still works. And yeah, Justin Abdelkader probably would understand the reference, but just go with it. Heck–remember when Jiri Hudler kept doing it in shootouts?!

Mostly, I just wanted to have Henrik Zetterberg saying, “I understood that reference!” all super happy like Captain America.

Unrelated but slightly still related, check out our ALS Ice Bucket Challenge here at Octopus Thrower. How is it slightly related? I don’t tag anyone, but I do tell you to go watch some fun ones online, and they’re all Marvel people. So if you didn’t believe I had an issue before, this most likely confirms it.

Come back next week when we come to the longest of the Issues. It’s definitely one of the scenes I’ve worked the hardest on and it involves Ericsson and Pavel Datsyuk going at each other in a battle of wits. I will be “out of the office” when it posts, so you may not get an immediate promotion of it on Twitter.

If you have any ideas of things you might want to see in the upcoming issues, leave them in the comments below! I’m always open to suggestions. Next Installment: Wednesday, August 27!

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Tags: Comic Detroit Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg Justin Abdelkader Mike Babcock NHL

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