Lousy Nicknames

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  1. Terrier

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    As someone who attended Adirondack Red Wings games in the 80's and fell in love with hockey partially because of them, I not thrilled that the team playing in Glens Falls now is called the FROSTBITE! Yeesh!! :thumbd:
     
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    Yes, there seems to have been a general decline since the 80's of team and player nicknames.

    I'm especially bored of the supposed nicknames of players where it's just a shortened version of their actual name. Whatever happened to Killer, or other more imaginative names!?!
     
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    It used to work years ago when players had nicknames for their lines. But not nowadays, since players change teams like we change our socks. Remember the FLY line? Lindros, York, Fleury? Yeah Fleury went into rehab partway through the season and York was then traded. Yeah that lasted long eh?
     
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    I seriously considered not watching hockey anymore after the NHL approved an expansion franchise named AFTER A DISNEY MOVIE :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
     
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    Don't forget the Leafs' all-star "sky line". I'm not sure who was on it other than Antropov, but then again how much more info do you need than that?
     
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    Don't know if this falls into the same category but how about Andre "Red Light" Racicot? Now it would suck to be a goalie and have that nickname!!
     
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    Joe Nieuwendyk and Alexander Ponikarovsky
     
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    THe "MAG" line? WTF???? I get ticked off when I see that name it just doesnt have any significance at all, yet the Stars fans insist on using it.
     
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    The Knuble-Thornton-Murray line was called the "700 Pound Line", which I thought was pretty dumb. That was a great line, they deserved better than something about their combined weight.

    If I remember right, I think Claude Julien coined it in an interview after a B's-Habs game.
     
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    Why? When you're on the road you stop for a red light, calling Racicot 'red light' would suggest things (pucks, maybe) stop for him. :dunno:
     
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    I hope you aren't seriously that naive to believe that... Please tell me there was sarcasm in that suggestion...
     
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    I hope you're pullin' are leg. :joker:
     
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    The :dunno: doesn't give off enough sarcasm? ;)
     
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    Bad nicknames. I think the worst come from teams that switch cities but keep the old names. The best examples I can think of are in basketball. The Utah Jazz - Jazz in Utah? Hmm... Should have either stayed in New Orleans or changed the name. Don't see too many mormons bopping to Miles Davis' Greatest Hits.

    The LA Lakers? Horrible name! Made sense in Minnesota... but LA?

    The Calgary Flames doesn't make a ton of sense. We all know about the fires in Atlanta (see Gone With The Wind) so the Atlanta Flames name makes sense... but flames in Calgary? Hmm... I guess you could make some reference to oil fires or even forrest fires so I guess I couls let this one go.

    The Anaheim Mighty Ducks... what a friggin joke. Please contract so we can all forget. The sooner the better.


    I hope you are from Quebec, the deep south or happen to be under the age of 12 because that is some poor english bro.
     
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    The Penguins are named after the shape of our building.

    Apparently someone didn't realize PENGUINS DON'T LIVE IN IGLOOS

    I still love the name, but the way that we came across it is just sad...
     
  17. Here would be a great place to pay homage to the lower minor leagues in North America:

    The UHL's Rockford Ice Hogs (sadly this franchise used to be the great Thunder Bay Thunderhawks/Senators/Thundercats before bing bought and moved to the States) EDIT: There logo is the bakend of a pig! http://www.laughinghyena.net/LogoServer/hockey/RockfordIceHogs0001.GIF
    I can't remember which league it is (East coast I think) but the name Macon Whoopee just is an awful name for a hockey team.

    In Japan, I think Dr Randy Gregg played for a team called the Kikudu Bunnies. Surely, they weren't the Charleston Chiefs of Japan.
     
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    Any names in the ECHL.
     
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    The Flames name did make more sense in Atlanta until Calgary hosted the 1988 Winter Olympics (Flames coming off of a torch anyone?).

    To me, the worst ones are ones where they use the word "ice" or "blades" with another word.

    Ice Pilots
    IceGators
    Ice Dogs
    IceHogs
    Ice Bats
    IceCats
    Everblades
    Thoroughblades


    And ones that are misspelled on purpose "to give the name an edge" are another one:

    Corpus Christi Rayz
    Greenville Grrrowl


    But the worst name and logo has to go to the Danbury Trashers. A hockey playing garbage can? WTF?
     
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    some poor english, yes
     
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    Polar opposites one might say. Does anyone renrmber the ' real live' penguin mascot they trained to skate and lead them onto the ice? They gave up after it caught a cold and died.
     
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    A near miss in this department: a proposed name for the Avs was the Rocky Mountain Extreme. Lucky that got leaked before the announcement and quickly smacked down.
     
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    Rest In Peace Petey :cry:


    (the Penguins skating penguin logo is lovingly named after that deceased flightless waterfowl)
     
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    I'm glad you brought up Macon. A thread like this is lacking if we don't mention the Whoopee. Macon isn't doing much better these days, with a team called the Trax, in a league you probably never heard of, the SPHL.

    http://www.thesphl.com/
     
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    worst nickname........ The Egg Line
     
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