Melnik was just grilling Eliotte Friedman of CBC about player's real nicknames that are in the least creative, instead of just "Pricer" and "Hammer" and "Kovy". Clearly Friedman knew a couple but he wouldn't tell.
Lapierre = The Rock (that's his name translated to englisg... la pierre, the rock)
Ryan O'Byrne = ROB (fits way too well with the purse stealing, and its his initials RyanOByrne... even better than SOB [Shane O'Brien])
Also like the THE BELARUSSIAN ROCKET for Andrei Kostitsyn.
...is it sad that after years of hearing him called "cube," I just now realized that it is not only his stature/build, but also the fact that his last name's kitchen variety alter ego also comes in cubes?