Wildwing vs. Gretzky: Tale of the Toon Tape

Wayne Gretzky of ProStarsWildwing of the Mighty Ducks

Here comes an animated matchup from the 1990s to your monitor today!

Let’s compare two non-legends of animated hockey: Wildwing Flashblade, the leader of the group in the 1996 cartoon The Mighty Ducks. In the other corner, an unlikely representation of legend Wayne Gretzky.

Both can commiserate at how they were part of short-lived TV shows. These are how two masters of the ice measure up:

Tale of the Tape

Wildwing Gretzky
Height At least 6 feet. 6’0″
Weight ??? 190 lbs.
Team Humanoid duck crime-fighters Lame group led by “Mom”
Claim to Fame Named after mascot. Group name inspired by Disney movies & NHL team. Bringing the Stanley Cup to Edmonton many times.
Favorite Activity Defending Puckworld Overeating
Episodes 26 13
Voice Actor Ian Ziering of Beverly Hills, 90210 Some guy who shouted “SPOON!” a lot.
Action Figure* Mass-market promotional merchandise for kids: Made by McFarlane Toys after ProStars ended:

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Analysis: Here we are, matching up a toon version of a Hall of Famer who some might call a deity against a toon version of a mascot. I would give you all the angles and strategies of how it will play but…HOW WOULD GRETZKY EVER WIN A FAIR FIGHT AGAINST A BEEFY HUMANOID DUCK?!? No matter the differences, I’ll give the contest to a hockey cartoon that had longevity: Peter Puck wins it a run-in.

For reference:

Mighty Ducks Cartoon:


Peter Puck:

Comment below to say how you think Gretzky/Wildwing should go.

Author: Clarence

Webmaster, editor, writer of Red-Headed Mule. RHM was founded in 2011. Currently is liking British TV better than U.S. TV, mayhaps.