Alltime favorite nicknames

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  1. Chili

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    Some NHL nicknames of the past...

    The Great One
    Rocket
    Toe
    Dipsy Doodle Dandy
    Pony Line
    Turk
    Butch
    Flower
    The Entertainer
    Mr Zero
    Gump
    Red Light
    Suitcase
    Stratford streak
    GAG line
    Moose
    Big Bomber
    Cheesy
    Grapes
    The Hammer
    Big Bird
    The Cat
    The Eagle
    Old Bootnose
    One Eyed Frank
    Ching
    Tiger
    The Big M
    The Golden Jet
    Punch

    What are some of your favorites?
     
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    The Little Ball of Hate (Pat Verbeek)

    High Cheeks (Gary Doernhoefer, famous for screening goalies)

    Pocket Rocket (Henri Richard)

    Pokey and the Bandit (Poey Reddick and Daniel Berthiaume)
     
  3. Chili

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    I'll add who's who


    The Great One (Jackie Gleason...or 99)
    Rocket (Maurice Richard, Rick Tocchet, The Russian Rocket-Pavel Bure)
    Toe-(Hector Blake)
    Dipsy Doodle Dandy (Max Bentley)
    Pony Line (Max & Dog Bentley, Bill Mosienko)
    Turk (Derek Sanderson, Walter Broda)
    Butch (Emile Bouchard, Robert Goring)
    Flower (Guy Lafleur)
    The Entertainer (Eddie Shack)
    Mr Zero (Frank Brimsek)
    Gump (Lorne Worsley)
    Red Light (Andre Racicot)
    Suitcase (Gary Smith)
    Stratford streak (Howie Morenz)
    GAG line (Goal a game line Vic Hadfield, Rod Gilbert & Jean Ratelle)
    Moose (among others Andre Dupont, Elmer Vasko, Mark Messier, Johan Hedberg)
    Big Bomber (Charlie Conacher)
    Cheesy (Gerry Cheevers)
    Grapes (Don Cherry)
    The Hammer (Dave Schultz)
    Big Bird (Larry Robinson)
    The Cat (Emile Francis)
    The Eagle (Ed Belfour)
    Old Bootnose (Sid Abel)
    One Eyed Frank (Frank McGee)
    Ching (Ivan Johnson)
    Tiger (Dave Williams)
    The Big M (Frank Mahovlich)
    The Golden Jet (Bobby Hull)
    Punch (George? Imlach)
     
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    Red Light for a goalie

    :lol that would suck to have that one aaaaahaha
     
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    Grim Reaper (Stu Grimson) My favourite player when i was younger :)
     
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    Two great nicknames for a pair of tough guys from the Birmingham Bulls of the WHA:

    Frank "Seldom" Beaton (614 PIMS in 153 games)

    Gilles "Bad News" Bilodeau (570 PIMS in 143 games)

    Birmingham was the "Bullies" not Philadelphia. In 77-78 the Bulls racked up 2177 PIM in 80 games. The Flyers never cracked 2000.
     
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    A few others...

    The Riverton Rifle (Reggie Leach)
    Shotgun (Tom Simpson - 50 goal scorer in the WHA)
    Cyclone (Fred Taylor)
    Chief (George Armstrong, Johnny Bucyk, Jim Neilson and probably some others)
    Cowboy (Tom Anderson, Bill Flett)
    Radar (Al Arbour)
    Ants (Walt Atanas)
    Bat (Bill Masterton)
    Pot Pie (Rudy Poeschek)
    Gramps (Guy Chouinard)
    The Popcorn Kid (Mike Palmateer)
    King Richard (Richard Brodeur)
    Wild Thing (Howie Young)
     
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    Taz (Terry O'Reilly)
    Terrible (Ted Green)
    Pie (John Mackenzie)
    Cheif (Johnny Bucyk)
    Cash (Wayne Cashman)
    Ace (Garnet Bailey)
    Swoop (Wayne Carleton)
    Shaky (Mike Walton)
    Cheesy (Gerry Cheevers)

    Can you believe that all these guys played on the same team.
     
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    Dan Daoust (The Pest)
     
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    The Russian Rocket(Pavel Bure)
    The Beezer(John Vanbiesbrouck)
    Jovo Cop(Jovoanaski)
     
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    Come on, guys. Who didn't laugh when they first heard Esa Tikkanen dubbed:

    The Grate One :snide:
     
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    The Big E (Eric Lindros)
    The Next One (Eric Lindros, never happened though)
    Legiom of Doom (Lindros, Renberg, Leclair line)
    French Connection (Perreault, Martin, Robert line)
    Mr. Hockey (Gordie Howe)
    The Flower (Guy Lafleur)
    Dominator (Hasek)
    Mario Jr. (Jagr)
     
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    the rocket
     
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    My fav-Marty "the Milk" Murray
     
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    For me, "Gump" wins, hands down.
     
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    i like this recent nickname

    i guess Robert Esch got a big bundle of sticks that came in with the REsch a little too close together, hence, his teammates began referring to him as "Chico"
     
  21. doug "killer" gilmour

    my personal fave
     
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    Red Light Racicot. They use to say he had a sunburn on his neck from all the times the goal light went on lol.
     
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    But that's not too original. "Chico" Glenn Resch's nickname. It is funny that the players call him that, but it's not a great nickname alone.
    Neither is that. Dave "Killer" Hanson played in the NAHL (a forerunner to the ECHL,) the AHL, IHL, WHA and NHL in the 1970's and 80's. There was also the the "Killer" Carlson character in Slap Shot, which was based on Hanson.

    Here is a good list of Hall of Fame members with good nicknames:
    Frederick "Cyclone" Taylor - my favorite
    "The Dominator" Dominik Hasek
    Lorne "Gump" Worsley - I agree, a great nickname
    Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion
    Harry "Rat" Westwick
    Harry "Punch" Broadbent - a classic
    Hector "Toe" Blake - a classic
    Francis "King" Clancy - a classic
    Yvan "Roadrunner" Cournoyer - a classic
    Cecil "Tiny" Thompson - I didn't even know his real first name
    Bobby "The Maggot" Clarke - makes Bertuzzi look a Lady Bynd winner.
    Maurice "Rocket" Richard - so good that others have taken variations:
    Henri "Pocket Rocket" Richard - The Rocket's brother
    Pavel "Russian Rocket" Bure - Russia's answer to the Rocket
     
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    woody- Kieth Acton
     
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    Dave Cementhead Semenko

    Steve the Puck Goes-inski Businski

    Rick "The Venezualan Snake Charmer" Chartraw

    (I made the last one up but it would be a damned fine moniker, no doubt)
     
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