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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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10-10-2013, 08:47 AM
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"järnkrok" which is iron hook in swedish

i just lvoe that name@@
Imagine if he becomes a captain one day

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10-10-2013, 08:56 AM
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Imagine if he becomes a captain one day
yep, captain hook/kapten krok would arguably be the greateste nickname of all time related to his name

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10-10-2013, 10:19 AM
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Per Djoos
Kari Takko
Jukka-Pekka Seppo
Merlin Malinowsk
Zarley Zalapski
Hakan Loob
Radek Bonk
Garth Butcher

are all classic.

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10-18-2013, 03:31 PM
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Jukka-Pekka Seppo
Seppo is also a common first name in Finland.

Reijo Ruotsalainen means "Reijo the Swede" or "Reijo Swedish".

Tore Vikingstad takes the cake for me. Yeah, he never made the NHL, but he was drafted by St. Louis.

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10-18-2013, 03:42 PM
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Seppo is also a common first name in Finland.
Ya. Character from the epic book of poems called the Kalevala. I knew a guy named Seppo... no machine that produced endless wealth though.

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10-18-2013, 08:48 PM
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10-20-2013, 08:29 PM
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Chris Pusey.

Two periods in net for the '85-'86 Wings, 28 years ago last night, actually, in relief of the also excellently named Corrado Micalef.

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10-20-2013, 08:39 PM
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The fact Cummy Burton isn't a play on the name Burton Cummings makes it even more of an oddity. The latter was born in 1947, the former in 1936, and Cummy didn't start playing junior hockey until 1952.

They were named independently of one another. The latter is a Canadian music icon. The former was born first.




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10-20-2013, 08:46 PM
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10-20-2013, 09:22 PM
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10-20-2013, 09:32 PM
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Ya the double Z man himself, maybe only topped by Per Djoos.

My personal favorite though is Larry Goodenough who after his initial 97 game first 2 seasons (97-11-43-54 plus 57)in Philly fell back to earth and simply wasn't "Goodenough" to last in the league than any other "Larry"

Over the rest of his career he was 145-11-34-45 minus 20.

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10-22-2013, 07:11 PM
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Zarley Zalapski-I thinkthat name has been in his family for years
Saku Koivu-great name
Tony Twist-sounds like a fighter\
Sheldon Kannegiesser- Couldn't pronounce it in the 70s , still cant
Gerry Dornhoffer- another name from my childhood
Pete Laframboise-Berry Berry cool name

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10-22-2013, 08:21 PM
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Pete Laframboise-Berry Berry cool name

Berry
... remember him with the Seals along with Hilliard Graves & Morris Mott.

And welcome to hf nohofer.

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10-22-2013, 08:48 PM
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For an odd surname [at least it sounded odd to an Anglophone like me when hearing the name called out over a radio or TV broadcast], there's Jocelyn Guevremont...

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I always thought that Cesare Maniago was a name to conjure with, provided that you pronounced it CHEZ-a-ray mon-YAH-go, which I think is correct.

Most of the announcers call him Caesar (as in Julius) Manny-Ago, which was an acoustic tragedy.

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10-24-2013, 02:26 PM
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10-24-2013, 02:58 PM
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Thanks for the welcome,

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10-25-2013, 12:52 PM
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every Finnish name is awesome. Ilkka Pikkarainen is my favorite
Finnish names: Get a keyboard where only the k, the n and the vowels work and then type until your fingers get tired.

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Maybe it is already mentionde. If not - Morris Titanic

Drafted by Sabres in 1973 in 1th round.

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