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02-01-2013, 10:31 PM
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Not sure why so many people think Lightning is a boring name. I mean if it was not for the awesomeness of Lightning Marty never would have made it back to he future.

1.21 Giga Watts is boring? I think not.
Tampa Bay 1.21 Gigawatts! definitely has a nice ring to it. Would be much better than Tampa Bay Lightning.

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I'll have you know, Peter, that the Duck is one of the most noble, agile and intelligent creatures in the animal kingdom...
...Have you guys ever seen a flock of ducks flying in perfect formation? It's beautiful. Pretty awesome the way they all stick together. Ducks never say die. Ever seen a duck fight? No way. Why? Because the other animals are afraid. They know that if they mess with one duck, they gotta deal with the whole flock. I'm proud to be a Duck, and I'd be proud to fly with any one of you. So how about it? Who's a Duck?
But yeah, I like their old name. "The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim".

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I wouldn't think unique/localized names boring.

Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Canucks are great. No other team have those names and would look silly if they adopted them.

Teams like Kings, Jets, Rangers are kind of lame. Applicable to other sports teams and don't really have any meaning to the cities.

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I want to make a joke about how the Pittsburgh Penguins should be renamed to the Pittsburgh African Painted Dogs, but the incident was truly tragic caused by moronic actions of one individual.

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Why, yes, I did read every word of this post and I enjoyed it very much.
Too short; didn't read.

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02-01-2013, 11:54 PM
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Do tell.



It's perfectly fitting, has intimidation, a cool backstory and a sweet logo. What's there not to love about it?
New Jersey Devils are based on the this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Devil

which is a fairly interesting read imo, but I could be biased

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New York Islanders (When they move to Brooklyn, this becomes a bad name).


Brooklyn is on the Western part of the same island the Islander are on now.

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02-02-2013, 12:29 AM
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Brooklyn is on the Western part of the same island the Islander are on now.
I don't understand why people don't get this. The only part of NYC that isn't an island is the Bronx. So unless the Islanders want to play at Yankee Stadium they won't have to change their name.

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Bruins and Maple Leafs AINEC. Who would want to be named after a ****ing tree plant...and Bruins, self explanatory.
"The Maple Leafs say that the name was chosen in honour of the Maple Leaf Regiment from World War I. As the regiment is a proper noun, its plural is Maple Leafs."

So no, they aren't named after a 'tree plant'.

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02-02-2013, 12:36 AM
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Since we're talking about names, what team had a smoother name change in all of sports with a move to a new city than the North Stars going to Dallas as the Stars?

Glad Minnesota and Winnipeg got NHL teams back on ice. Maybe Quebec will one day.
It kind of made since. The city was already use to the star logo (Cowboys, the Rangers and even the Houston Astros have had a star on their uniforms also).

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02-02-2013, 12:37 AM
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Canucks - what the heck is a Canuck?
Ducks - oh, look a duck, so intimidating...
Penguins - psh, there are no penguins in Pittsburgh.
Rangers - looks like everyone wants to be the nerdy blue power ranger.
Coyotes - might as well be the Wily E. Coyotes.
Flyers - which is it, a shoe or a wagon?
Leafs - a leaf, really?









a canuck is both a derogatory term for a canadian and something that Canadians call them selves and each other to show pride

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02-02-2013, 12:41 AM
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I don't understand why people don't get this. The only part of NYC that isn't an island is the Bronx. So unless the Islanders want to play at Yankee Stadium they won't have to change their name.
I think we can excuse non-locals non-understanding of NYC geography. It is a bit confusing to someone who's never visited here.

To explain: New York City is made up of 5 constituent parts, known as boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Manhattan (the center of the city) and Staten Island (to the southwest) are their own relatively-small islands. The Bronx is a part of the mainland north of Manhattan. Lying to the east of Manhattan is a larger island known as Long Island. Brooklyn is the westernmost tip of this island. To the east is Queens. East of Queens are two suburban counties outside of the city, Nassau and Suffolk. When people speak colloquially of "Long Island", they are usually referring to these two counties. Nassau is where the Islanders currently play. Barclays Center is in Brooklyn, so the Islanders will still be playing on the geographic Long Island, even if they will no longer be located in the cultural "Long Island" suburbs.

In short, the name is still accurate.

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Good:
Anaheim Ducks (I wish they had a mallard theme on their sweaters and in their coloring. Have you ever seen a mallard up close? Very interesting to observe).

Boston Bruins (Bears are tough and they smell bad. Hockey is a tough sport and it smells bad, too. Not as bad as basketball, though).

Florida Panthers (There is such a thing as a Florida panther, and the panther is a very fine sporting animal).

Ottawa Senators (I love the name and the logo).

Phoenix Coyotes (In a world of wolves, huskies, and those other things, coyotes get no respect).

Pittsburgh Penguins (Penguins are grand).

Toronto Maple Leafs (It could not make more sense).

Vancouver Canucks (It is the best name to say).

Meh:
Chicago Blackhawks (Old names make no sense, but it makes even less sense to change them).

Columbus Blue Jackets (A boring name for a boring city's beautiful team of Anisimov and his pals).

Dallas Stars (Dalis and Starr are both names you don't want to give your daughter).

Detroit Red Wings (Nothing wrong with it).

Edmonton Oilers (At least it's unique-ish).

Los Angeles Kings (A lot of people say "kink" or "kingk" and that hurts this for me).

Montréal Canadiens (Do they even want to be part of Canada)?

New Jersey Devils (My favorite team. I don't know what I would name an NJ team, so whatever).

New York Islanders (When they move to Brooklyn, this becomes a bad name).

New York Rangers (When I think Rangers, I think, like, parks, and stuff. When I think NYC, I think, like, not good things).

Philadelphia Flyers (I get a lot of flyers in my newspaper. Philadelphia has some newspapers. It makes sense).

St. Louis Blues (It's kind of a sad name. They should have a cat playing a sax on their sweater).

Winnipeg Jets (City name is good, so that's redeeming).

Bad:
Buffalo Sabres (Buffalo Buffalo please now thanks).

Calgary Flames (Red hot and so cliché. Also bizarrely mismatched for a sport played on ice).

Carolina Hurricanes (Very insensitive name to people, especially children, who have been impacted by a huricane, and it doesn't get a pass. It was made in an era where we knew better).

Colorado Avalanche (I do not like this name. Oh no I do not).

Minnesota Wild (Minnesota's anything but, which is why I like it).

Nashville Predators (Pierre as coach or change the name).

San José Sharks (Sharks are known for their teeth. Hockey players don't have any).

Tampa Bay Lightning (Doesn't seem so menacing. After all, it's just God flying His helicopter).

Washington Capitals (Calling players cities when they play for just one city).

oh my god, i´m laughing my ass off

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Blue Jackets......Really?

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Blue Jackets......Really?
Ohio is famous for it's contributions to the Union in the Civil War. Union soldiers wore blue jackets. If they were based in England they would be the Redcoats. Don't let the bug logo confuse you.

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New Jersey Devils are based on the this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Devil

which is a fairly interesting read imo, but I could be biased
Yup, everyone in New Jersey has at least heard about the urban legend The Jersey Devil. Its the perfect name for the only sports team in this state.

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The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature or cryptid said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey, United States. The creature is often described as a flying biped with hooves, but there are many different variations. The most common description is that of a kangaroo-like creature with the head of a goat, leathery bat-like wings, horns, small arms with clawed hands, cloven hooves and a forked tail. It has been reported to move quickly as to avoid human contact, and often is described as emitting a "blood-curdling scream."[


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Imagine if they got relocated? The Maple Lefts.
The Maple Lefts? Tim Thomas would most certainly cringe at that name.

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I concur. It just seems weird to me when I refer to a team like Minny as the Minnesota Wild. "Setoguchi is now a Wild???" opposed to saying "he's now a Ranger or a Star"
What if a guy like Parros was traded to Dallas, he'd be a star? Instead of just a fourth line enforcer. Dumb name? Ranger is un-intimidating. Who's afraid of a park ranger. You can knock on literally any team name in the league. This thread is pointless.

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Teams with non-plural names suck. Tampa and Colorado make up for it with decent nicknames (nicknaming a nickname?). I don't mind calling them the Bolts and Avs.

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Blues have the dumbest name.

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Blues have the dumbest name.
Nah , I like it.

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Blues have the dumbest name.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_L...opular_culture

You just cannot top in lameness the Ducks, as their original name "The Mighty Ducks" was due similarly named Disney Corporation kids' movie of team consisting of geeks and nerds.


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Blues have the dumbest name.
I agree. Although the Wild is close, but at least that could be perceived as something dangerous.

The Blues are named after a classic blues song. I don't like team names that are named after intangible objects. It would be like naming the Flyers the Philadelphia Brotherly Love or the Philadelphia Love.

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