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06-24-2013, 10:34 AM
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actually, everytime I hear Senators I think of this....

I wonder if he's available for birthday parties.

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06-24-2013, 10:36 AM
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In the NHL, any collective noun (Lightning, Avalanche, Wild....). It just bugs me.

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06-24-2013, 10:37 AM
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actually, everytime I hear Senators I think of this....

That's just comically bad. Even Vince McMahon disapproves.

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06-24-2013, 10:40 AM
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Most team names are dumb, unless they're some kind of predatory animal or something.

You get used to them pretty quickly.

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06-24-2013, 10:42 AM
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Norfolk Admirals & Milwaukee Admirals - Really, two teams with the same name?
Rochester Americans - Not too creative.
Rockford Icehogs - Wtf is an icehog?
Utica Comets - Fail already.

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06-24-2013, 10:44 AM
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"columbus blue jackets" just doesn't roll off the tongue very well
Don't you think that might be due to the brief history of the team? After all, there's certainly a long tradition of teams named after colored wearing apparel - Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, and, of course, Detroit Red Wings (Victoria's Secret models wear them, no?)!

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06-24-2013, 10:47 AM
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In the NHL, any collective noun (Lightning, Avalanche, Wild....). It just bugs me.
That is soooooooooooo ___

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06-24-2013, 10:50 AM
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What led me to this topic was being reminded of the existence of the Peterborough Petes. There is no creativity in the name, there is no threat in the name and it is impossible to express the name in a logo.

Dishonorable mention to the Fayetteville FireAntz of the SPHL. Fire Ants would be an OK name, but the way they do it is a nightmare both when it comes to grammar and spelling.

Peterborough were originally the TPT's(Toronto-Peterborough Transfer) named for the trucking company that owned them and shortened to Petes

just a little background

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06-24-2013, 10:53 AM
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AHL:
Norfolk Admirals & Milwaukee Admirals - Really, two teams with the same name?
Which would you have forced to change when the IHL and AHL merged?

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06-24-2013, 11:05 AM
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actually, everytime I hear Senators I think of this....

Stop.

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06-24-2013, 11:55 AM
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Wild. North Stars is better.

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06-24-2013, 12:00 PM
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Wild, not even close.

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06-24-2013, 12:02 PM
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Came here to say Wild, HM to the Thrashers

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06-24-2013, 12:03 PM
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Pittsburgh Pirates. Let's steal a name from a baseball team..

Portland Rosebuds. Strikes fear into the hearts of the other team doesn't it?

Rat Portage Thistles.

Port Huron Flags.

There's a lot when you really dig deep into the obscure leagues and other smaller leagues.

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06-24-2013, 12:09 PM
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Pittsburgh Pirates. Let's steal a name from a baseball team..
wut

The Pirates hockey team were the original Pirates.

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06-24-2013, 12:11 PM
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Stop.
I did at the :50 mark. Oh my cheese.

While they no longer go by that handle anymore. The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Between that, the whole Disney duck mask logo, and their color palette, I couldn't take that team seriously.

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06-24-2013, 12:18 PM
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I always thought the Penguins sounded ridiculous. Hardly a fierce animal and has absolutely nothing to do with the city of Pittsburgh.

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06-24-2013, 12:19 PM
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wut

The Pirates hockey team were the original Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team was named such in 1891. Their NHL team was only 34 years behind.

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06-24-2013, 12:19 PM
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Minnesota Wild.

Wild...what? What's wild? IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. Why would you pick an adjective as a team name?!
Wild is also a noun.

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06-24-2013, 12:20 PM
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I never liked the Thrashers. Good riddance!

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06-24-2013, 12:21 PM
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Came here to say Wild, HM to the Thrashers
What was wrong with Thrashers? The Thrasher is the state bird of Georgia.

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06-24-2013, 12:32 PM
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Personally, I like all the team names NOT named after animals or other "natural" phenomenon.

So:

Kings
Blues
Blackhawks (begrudgingly)
Sabres
Oilers
Red Wings (not birds)
Rangers
Canadiens
Jets
Canucks
Islanders
Blue Jackets
Senators
Maple Leafs (?)
Capitals
Flyers


Lame? Maybe.


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06-24-2013, 12:32 PM
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The Sharks old minor league affiliate was the "Kentucky Thoroughblades".
Whoever came up with that must've graduated to NHL.com pun writing!

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06-24-2013, 12:32 PM
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Oilers, Flames, Senators, Jets, Maple Leafs make sense.

Canucks? Every canadian team is a "canuck".
Canadiens? French version of canuck.

That is all.
Canadiens is Canadian, not canuck.

Also, how can you judge something that was picked 100 years ago. People had different tastes at that time, and names and branding worked differently in that culture.

The name was changed to "Club de hockey Canadien" from the original "Club athlétique Canadien" to maintain form, and evolved to its current form in 1952–53. You would not change a name that was already well established. (Canadian)

If you want to have an opinion, you have to take into account the historical context of the time the name was established in the first place. "That is all" won't cut it.

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06-24-2013, 12:34 PM
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That's pretty much end of conversation, especially when you consider it was the name of an NHL team started in the 1990s and not some minor league outfit from the 1910s.

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