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Dontdive 02-01-2013 06:50 PM

What teams have boring names?
 
In my personal, subjective opinion, my favorite team, the Vancouver Canucks have a boring name. It does nothing for me. It conveys nothing of the traits I'd prefer to see in a hockey team, the way say, "Bruins," conveys aggression and size, for example.

What teams if any, to you, have a boring name? And why? And do you think that team should change its name, or is it just too established to make a change worthwhile?

MonsterSurge 02-01-2013 06:51 PM

Basically every NHL team. We need teams like the Greenville Grrrowl and Macon Whoopee.

Vankiller Whale 02-01-2013 06:55 PM

I agree with the Canucks, despite being a fan.

Islanders always conveys the sense of being lazy and not serious for me, for some reason.

Not sure if there are any others off the top of my head. Leafs and Habs could be deemed boring names, but they have too much history behind them to include them.

EDIT: Ducks without the "Mighty" is also kind of lame.

RogerRoeper* 02-01-2013 06:58 PM

"Lightning".zzzzzzz

Legionnaire11 02-01-2013 07:00 PM

Depends on who you're a fan of, also how the team plays... Bruins sounds pretty boring to me.

IU Hawks fan 02-01-2013 07:01 PM

Canucks is right on par. Halfway copy of Canadiens, and just pretty bland.

Predators - so generic. Not a specific animal, just all aggressive animals?

Capitals - So...your team name is multiple cities that are capitals?

Wild - the hell is a Wild?

chopkins 02-01-2013 07:03 PM

I really don't understand how a team name can be boring.

Paranoid Android 02-01-2013 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IU Hawks fan (Post 58851871)
Predators - so generic. Not a specific animal, just all aggressive animals?

Always annoyed me. Should have named them the Nashville Smilodons :D

number72 02-01-2013 07:04 PM

The Maple Leafs....it should be the Maple Leaves

SabresFan44 02-01-2013 07:05 PM

I thought u meant names on the roster, if that was the case then the blues, Perron, Berglund, Backes, Elliott, etc lol

RogerRoeper* 02-01-2013 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by number72 (Post 58852117)
The Maple Leafs....it should be the Maple Leaves

Do we need to go over this for the 1 millionth time?

RogerRoeper* 02-01-2013 07:06 PM

That new NBA name, The New Orleans Pelicans is brutal

alcoraces 02-01-2013 07:08 PM

Every team has a boring name....

penguins? Who is that supposed to scare? Krill?

Flyers? Oh look at me, I'm flying!

Bruins? It's not even a real bear!

And so on......

sayheykid 02-01-2013 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RogerRoeper (Post 58852323)
That new NBA name, The New Orleans Pelicans is brutal

Eh, I think Pelicans are awesome.

Getz2perry 02-01-2013 07:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RogerRoeper (Post 58852323)
That new NBA name, The New Orleans Pelicans is brutal

Rip off of a duck.

KingsKnight 02-01-2013 07:22 PM

Senators - makes me feel like I'm watching CSPAN2

96 02-01-2013 07:24 PM

I think the Wild is lame. I also happen not to like names that aren't pluralized. It makes it weird when you say "Zach Parise is the newest...Wild." Saying "Zach Parise is a former Devil" just works better.

SantaClaraShark 02-01-2013 07:26 PM

Canucks - what the heck is a Canuck?
Ducks - oh, look a duck, so intimidating...
Penguins - psh, there are no penguins in Pittsburgh.
Rangers - looks like everyone wants to be the nerdy blue power ranger.
Coyotes - might as well be the Wily E. Coyotes.
Flyers - which is it, a shoe or a wagon?
Leafs - a leaf, really?









:sarcasm:

Pi 02-01-2013 07:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by number72 (Post 58852117)
The Maple Leafs....it should be the Maple Leaves

"The Maple Leafs say that the name was chosen in honour of the Maple Leaf Regiment from World War I. As the regiment is a proper noun, its plural is Maple Leafs."

Quote:

Originally Posted by RogerRoeper (Post 58852211)
Do we need to go over this for the 1 millionth time?

It appears that we do.

RMimagery 02-01-2013 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vankiller Whale (Post 58851409)
I agree with the Canucks, despite being a fan.

Islanders always conveys the sense of being lazy and not serious for me, for some reason.

Not sure if there are any others off the top of my head. Leafs and Habs could be deemed boring names, but they have too much history behind them to include them.

EDIT: Ducks without the "Mighty" is also kind of lame.

Respectfully disagree with the history aspect, at least the last 46 years worth. Not defending the Islander's name but who was the last team to win four cups in a row? When was the last Leafs cup? Last Leafs visit to the playoffs?

TheStinger 02-01-2013 07:37 PM

The Wild is definitely the strangest. WTF is a Wild?

kovatroll* 02-01-2013 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RMimagery (Post 58854643)
Respectfully disagree with the history aspect. Not defending the Islander's name but who was the last team to win four cups in a row? When was the last Leafs cup? Last Leafs visit to the playoffs?


Don't really get what that has to do with what he said? I guess if you want to attack his team back to try and recover from hurt feelings you should get the team he supports right.

RMimagery 02-01-2013 07:39 PM

Wasn't knocking his team (Canucks). I simply stated that the Leafs history is ancient.

This thread isn't the most exciting. Just bored with my team not playing tonight I guess.

Hackett 02-01-2013 07:40 PM

Call me old fashioned but I'm not a fan of any team names that are singular (ie. Avalanche, Lightning)

Oppa 02-01-2013 07:44 PM

I concur. It just seems weird to me when I refer to a team like Minny as the Minnesota Wild. "Setoguchi is now a Wild???" opposed to saying "he's now a Ranger or a Star"


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