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02-02-2005, 09:22 PM
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Worst team names in hockey

The Victoria Salmon Kings. Does anyone have a worse name? I'm willing to bet no.

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mechanics I know it's motor town & everything..

They should have just gone all the way and called them "engines"

Edit: or mufflers :lol

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oh ya, I forgot. I think Salmon Kings still wins though.

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St. John's Fog Devils.



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^ Mighty! :lol
This team is a joke!

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I always thought "Wild" was really lame.

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St. John's Fog Devils.



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I am not big on the name either. I wanted the team name to be the St. John's Ocean Rangers.

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LOL :lol Actually Fog Devils came to mind when I read the title of this thread.

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I am not big on the name either. I wanted the team name to be the St. John's Ocean Rangers.
at least you've got a name. we're not quite there yet.

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Fog Devils!! what were they thinking?

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Fog Devils!! what were they thinking?
Maybe it was the result of some kind of strange brainstorming session. Someone had to ask "if we threw a Devil on the ice, what would happen to the ice?"...(I know it is a long shot )

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The Victoria Salmon Kings. Does anyone have a worse name? I'm willing to bet no.
Salmon Kings isn't that bad. I can think of a dozen names worse than Salmon Kings. And those are just NHL teams. But there's some brutal ones out there....

First of all, any team with a nickname preface of "ice" is lame.

Worcester IceCats
Austin Ice Bats
Nuernberg Ice Tigers
Long Beach Ice Dogs
Louisiana IceGators
Pensacola Ice Pilots
Rockford IceHogs

The worst of the rest....

San Antonio Rampage
Albany River Rats
Shreveport Mudbugs
Mississippi Sea Wolves
San Diego Gulls
Huntsville Havoc
Topeka Tarantulas
Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (what the hell?)
Greenville Grrrowl

But the absolute worst....Odessa Jackalopes.

What kind of self-respecting team can name themselves after a fictional character created by Dave Coulier on America's Funniest People?

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Salmon Kings isn't that bad. I can think of a dozen names worse than Salmon Kings. And those are just NHL teams. But there's some brutal ones out there....

First of all, any team with a nickname preface of "ice" is lame.

Worcester IceCats
Austin Ice Bats
Nuernberg Ice Tigers
Long Beach Ice Dogs
Louisiana IceGators
Pensacola Ice Pilots
Rockford IceHogs

The worst of the rest....

San Antonio Rampage
Albany River Rats
Shreveport Mudbugs
Mississippi Sea Wolves
San Diego Gulls
Huntsville Havoc
Topeka Tarantulas
Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (what the hell?)
Greenville Grrrowl

But the absolute worst....Odessa Jackalopes.

What kind of self-respecting team can name themselves after a fictional character created by Dave Coulier on America's Funniest People?
I take exception to the River Rats being on there. What's wrong with that name?

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But the absolute worst....Odessa Jackalopes.

What kind of self-respecting team can name themselves after a fictional character created by Dave Coulier on America's Funniest People?
Is disney funding this team as well...

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I take exception to the River Rats being on there. What's wrong with that name?
Does the idea of a River Rat really conjure up positive images of the city of Albany for you?

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Any team with one word names....Lightening, Avalanche and Wild (Wild Cats would of been nice)..they sound too much like indoor soccer team names....

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Any team with one word names....Lightening, Avalanche and Wild (Wild Cats would of been nice)..they sound too much like indoor soccer team names....
I think your problem is more with teams that don't have an "s" at the end of their name. And I agree- they sound dumb.

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I think your problem is more with teams that don't have an "s" at the end of their name. And I agree- they sound dumb.
I stand corrected...yes one word names without the 's' lol.......but i do like 2 word names better ....like i said wild cats instead of wild, north stars i liked better then stars.etc

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Does the idea of a River Rat really conjure up positive images of the city of Albany for you?
doesn't conjure positive or negative images. Just like I don't think Toronto is in the shape of a Maple Leaf, or have streets paved with Maple Leafs. It actually makes me think of Ken Linesman.

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Don't get me started...

Mighty Ducks: named after a Disney movie for children that innacuratly portrayed the game of hockey in every aspect.

Calgary Flames: kept the name from Atlanta Flames. If you've seen 'Gone with the Wind' you'd understand the "flames" reference to Atlanta, but it makes no sense for Calgary.

Other than Hockey:

LA Lakers: Kept the name from Minnesota Lakers. There are a lot of lakes in Minnesota, while LA is not known for it's lakes.

Utah Jazz: Came from New Orleans and kept name. Utah is not a place known for Jazz... while New Orleans is Jazz central.

Honourable mentions: The Whalers (harsh implications!) and the Blackhawks (racist) and the NFL's Redskins (racist)

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