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09-22-2004, 12:33 PM
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Alltime favorite nicknames

Some NHL nicknames of the past...

The Great One
Rocket
Toe
Dipsy Doodle Dandy
Pony Line
Turk
Butch
Flower
The Entertainer
Mr Zero
Gump
Red Light
Suitcase
Stratford streak
GAG line
Moose
Big Bomber
Cheesy
Grapes
The Hammer
Big Bird
The Cat
The Eagle
Old Bootnose
One Eyed Frank
Ching
Tiger
The Big M
The Golden Jet
Punch

What are some of your favorites?

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The Little Ball of Hate (Pat Verbeek)

High Cheeks (Gary Doernhoefer, famous for screening goalies)

Pocket Rocket (Henri Richard)

Pokey and the Bandit (Poey Reddick and Daniel Berthiaume)

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The Great One (Jackie Gleason...or 99)
Rocket (Maurice Richard, Rick Tocchet, The Russian Rocket-Pavel Bure)
Toe-(Hector Blake)
Dipsy Doodle Dandy (Max Bentley)
Pony Line (Max & Dog Bentley, Bill Mosienko)
Turk (Derek Sanderson, Walter Broda)
Butch (Emile Bouchard, Robert Goring)
Flower (Guy Lafleur)
The Entertainer (Eddie Shack)
Mr Zero (Frank Brimsek)
Gump (Lorne Worsley)
Red Light (Andre Racicot)
Suitcase (Gary Smith)
Stratford streak (Howie Morenz)
GAG line (Goal a game line Vic Hadfield, Rod Gilbert & Jean Ratelle)
Moose (among others Andre Dupont, Elmer Vasko, Mark Messier, Johan Hedberg)
Big Bomber (Charlie Conacher)
Cheesy (Gerry Cheevers)
Grapes (Don Cherry)
The Hammer (Dave Schultz)
Big Bird (Larry Robinson)
The Cat (Emile Francis)
The Eagle (Ed Belfour)
Old Bootnose (Sid Abel)
One Eyed Frank (Frank McGee)
Ching (Ivan Johnson)
Tiger (Dave Williams)
The Big M (Frank Mahovlich)
The Golden Jet (Bobby Hull)
Punch (George? Imlach)

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Red Light for a goalie

:lol that would suck to have that one aaaaahaha

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Grim Reaper (Stu Grimson) My favourite player when i was younger

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Two great nicknames for a pair of tough guys from the Birmingham Bulls of the WHA:

Frank "Seldom" Beaton (614 PIMS in 153 games)

Gilles "Bad News" Bilodeau (570 PIMS in 143 games)

Birmingham was the "Bullies" not Philadelphia. In 77-78 the Bulls racked up 2177 PIM in 80 games. The Flyers never cracked 2000.

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A few others...

The Riverton Rifle (Reggie Leach)
Shotgun (Tom Simpson - 50 goal scorer in the WHA)
Cyclone (Fred Taylor)
Chief (George Armstrong, Johnny Bucyk, Jim Neilson and probably some others)
Cowboy (Tom Anderson, Bill Flett)
Radar (Al Arbour)
Ants (Walt Atanas)
Bat (Bill Masterton)
Pot Pie (Rudy Poeschek)
Gramps (Guy Chouinard)
The Popcorn Kid (Mike Palmateer)
King Richard (Richard Brodeur)
Wild Thing (Howie Young)

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The Roadrunner - Yvan Cournoyer

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Taz (Terry O'Reilly)
Terrible (Ted Green)
Pie (John Mackenzie)
Cheif (Johnny Bucyk)
Cash (Wayne Cashman)
Ace (Garnet Bailey)
Swoop (Wayne Carleton)
Shaky (Mike Walton)
Cheesy (Gerry Cheevers)

Can you believe that all these guys played on the same team.

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Super Mario
Motor City Smitty
Dan Daoust (The Pest)

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The Russian Rocket(Pavel Bure)
The Beezer(John Vanbiesbrouck)
Jovo Cop(Jovoanaski)

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Come on, guys. Who didn't laugh when they first heard Esa Tikkanen dubbed:

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The Big E (Eric Lindros)
The Next One (Eric Lindros, never happened though)
Legiom of Doom (Lindros, Renberg, Leclair line)
French Connection (Perreault, Martin, Robert line)
Mr. Hockey (Gordie Howe)
The Flower (Guy Lafleur)
Dominator (Hasek)
Mario Jr. (Jagr)

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My fav-Marty "the Milk" Murray

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For me, "Gump" wins, hands down.

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i like this recent nickname

i guess Robert Esch got a big bundle of sticks that came in with the REsch a little too close together, hence, his teammates began referring to him as "Chico"

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doug "killer" gilmour

my personal fave

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Red Light Racicot. They use to say he had a sunburn on his neck from all the times the goal light went on lol.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by StanJohns
i guess Robert Esch got a big bundle of sticks that came in with the REsch a little too close together, hence, his teammates began referring to him as "Chico"
But that's not too original. "Chico" Glenn Resch's nickname. It is funny that the players call him that, but it's not a great nickname alone.
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doug "killer" gilmour

my personal fave
Neither is that. Dave "Killer" Hanson played in the NAHL (a forerunner to the ECHL,) the AHL, IHL, WHA and NHL in the 1970's and 80's. There was also the the "Killer" Carlson character in Slap Shot, which was based on Hanson.

Here is a good list of Hall of Fame members with good nicknames:
Frederick "Cyclone" Taylor - my favorite
"The Dominator" Dominik Hasek
Lorne "Gump" Worsley - I agree, a great nickname
Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion
Harry "Rat" Westwick
Harry "Punch" Broadbent - a classic
Hector "Toe" Blake - a classic
Francis "King" Clancy - a classic
Yvan "Roadrunner" Cournoyer - a classic
Cecil "Tiny" Thompson - I didn't even know his real first name
Bobby "The Maggot" Clarke - makes Bertuzzi look a Lady Bynd winner.
Maurice "Rocket" Richard - so good that others have taken variations:
Henri "Pocket Rocket" Richard - The Rocket's brother
Pavel "Russian Rocket" Bure - Russia's answer to the Rocket

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stumpy- Steve thomas
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Dave Cementhead Semenko

Steve the Puck Goes-inski Businski

Rick "The Venezualan Snake Charmer" Chartraw

(I made the last one up but it would be a damned fine moniker, no doubt)

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