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The coolest/oddest name in the NHL history

View Poll Results: The coolest/oddest name in the NHL history
Metro Prystai 9 12.68%
Ilkka Sinisalo 6 8.45%
Fred Sasakamoose 24 33.80%
Other 32 45.07%
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03-06-2013, 01:10 PM
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The coolest/oddest name in the NHL history

I suggest 3 candidates:

Metro Prystai - he gets my vote

Ilkka Sinisalo

Fred Sasakamoose



Feel free to suggest other names, but please avoid vulgarity (names like Dick don't count)

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I use to laugh at Pekka Rautakallio when I was a kid.

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I like the vintage sounding ones. Johnny Bower, Sprague Cleghorn, Babe Dye, Cyclone Taylor, etc

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Bear Trapp
Beaver Lick
Drew Dickout
Harvey Poon
Jiri Titz
Phil Butts
Cummy Burton
Jo Blo Carre'
Tyler Pitlick
Flavio Faggioni
Clayton Stoner
Bart Crashley
Brad Bombardir
Link Gaetz
Cal Clutterbuck
Bruce Shoebottom
John Winstanley
Jeff Loser

... and every single one of em listed in hockeydb.com

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As a child playing with hockey cards, I remember being particularly amused by Bruce Shoebottom and Glen Featherstone. Mario Marois was another, since I read it as Mario Marios, essentially the same first and last name. But eventually I was corrected and that one lost its appeal.

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Quackenbush is cool.

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Fred, because his first name is so normal

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Miroslav Satan.

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Kari Takko. His name always made me hungry.

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Kari Takko. His name always made me hungry.
who was once traded for Bruce Bell, aka the Takko-Bell trade.

http://www.goaliesarchive.com/oilers/takko.html

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Bear Trapp
Beaver Lick
Drew Dickout
Harvey Poon
Jiri Titz
Phil Butts
Cummy Burton
Jo Blo Carre'
Tyler Pitlick
Flavio Faggioni
Clayton Stoner
Bart Crashley
Brad Bombardir
Link Gaetz
Cal Clutterbuck
Bruce Shoebottom
John Winstanley
Jeff Loser

... and every single one of em listed in hockeydb.com
You forgot Harry Dick. Look it up.

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every Finnish name is awesome. Ilkka Pikkarainen is my favorite

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Gotta go with Harry Dick.

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Larry Playfair

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Came to say this or Ziggy Palffy

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You forgot Harry Dick. Look it up.
Dont need to, know all about it, left him off my list. This here is a PG site Psycho.

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Yep. Favourite all time goaltenders name. Sieve with a handle on him that only Johnny Cash could relate to. Boy Named Sue.

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Per Djoos...
Ya, thats a good one AND... Bob Champoux, Bill Hicke, Tracy Pratt, Len Frig.

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i always thought nikos dimitrakos was cool

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He only played 13 games for Dallas in the early 90s before heading back to Europe, but I always liked Jarkko Varvio. Could be biased from his spending so much time during those two seasons with the K-Wings...

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