Out of the North star's shadow
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07-09-2012, 12:03 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
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But you've completely missed the point. The point isn't that North Stars is a stupid name (which it is). The point is that the rationale people have created for calling the Wild a stupid name is far more damning to the name they prefer. In other words, all that rationale is impossible for those people to actually use.
I think more people have a problem with Wild because it is most commonly used as an adjective, and even when used as a noun, it is usually singular.
North Stars need not refer to Polaris; it is a star of the north, while certainly a reference, it's more open to interpretation than you would have it.
Back in the day, they were most commonly referred to as the Stars, much like the Black Hawks are the Hawks, and Maple Leafs the Leafs.
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