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01-01-2007, 09:48 PM
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I agree with a poster above, the Rangers really sucks as a team name.

Especially in a city.
And Especially in NYC.

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01-01-2007, 09:52 PM
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Minnesota Wild's the worst. *** is a wild?

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01-01-2007, 09:57 PM
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I won't pick a "best", as there are so many good team names.

Worst? The St. Louis Blues.
Balls. The blues are responsible for 90% of good music today.

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01-01-2007, 10:24 PM
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Balls. The blues are responsible for 90% of good music today.
And 90% of everyone else's points in the NHL!

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01-01-2007, 10:34 PM
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Best: Canadiens, Rangers, Red Wings, Islanders, Senators, Blues (all so classy)

Worst: Predators, Ducks, Thrashers, Wild (all so corny)

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01-01-2007, 10:40 PM
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BEST:
Philadephia Flyers
Philadelphia Phantoms
Tampa Bay Lightning
San Jose Sharks
Atlanta Thrashers
New York Islanders
Charlotte Checkers
Wheeling Nailers
Calgary Hitmen
Brampton Batallion
Manitoba Moose
Grand Rapids Griffins
Quad City Mallards (Davenport is Duck City)
Edmonton Oilers

WORST:
New Jersey Devils (can't support any team with that name)
New York Rangers???
Vancouver Canucks
Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
Victoria Salmon Kings
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
St. Louis Blues
Minnesota Wild

ALL-TIME FAVORITE with admitted bias:
Columbus Chill

ALL-TIME WORST:
Macon Whoopie and the Pee Dee Pride

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01-01-2007, 10:43 PM
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Balls.
Good point.

The St. Louis Balls would be a better name than the Blues ...

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01-01-2007, 10:45 PM
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BEST:
Philadephia Flyers
Philadelphia Phantoms
Tampa Bay Lightning
San Jose Sharks
Atlanta Thrashers
New York Islanders
Charlotte Checkers
Wheeling Nailers
Calgary Hitmen
Brampton Batallion
Manitoba Moose
Grand Rapids Griffins
Quad City Mallards (Davenport is Duck City)
Edmonton Oilers

WORST:
New Jersey Devils (can't support any team with that name)
New York Rangers???
Vancouver Canucks
Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
Victoria Salmon Kings
Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights
St. Louis Blues

ALL-TIME FAVORITE with admitted bias:
Columbus Chill

ALL-TIME WORST:
Macon Whoopie
You're thinking of the 'real' devil. It's almost along the line of baseball's Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The NJ Devils are named after a supposed NJ cryptozoological animal along the likes of Bigfoot, Yeti, Loch Ness monster, Ogopogo etc.

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01-01-2007, 10:48 PM
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You're thinking of the 'real' devil. It's almost along the line of baseball's Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The NJ Devils are named after a supposed NJ cryptozoological animal along the likes of Bigfoot, Yeti, Loch Ness monster, Ogopogo etc.
I could go along with the mythical swamp monster, but the logo takes the name toward Satan (and not Miroslav). And yes, Devil Rays are fish.


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01-01-2007, 10:56 PM
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i think Syracuse Crunch has to be one of the worst names in hockey right now. for NHL only i have to say the Ducks, Wild, and Blue Jackets (any team that can be abbreviated as the Columbus BJ's just isn't right) are my least favorite names

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01-01-2007, 11:20 PM
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BEST:
New Jersey Devils (can't support any team with that name)
Lol. That is all.

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01-01-2007, 11:28 PM
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New Jersey Devils (can't support any team with that name)
Not to mention the fact that it implies a polytheistic cosmology

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01-02-2007, 12:55 AM
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Worst: Beast Of New Haven (old AHL team)
Minnesota Wild
Nashville Predators
Any minor league team that calls themselves, the 'Ice' or any variation of it, 'Ice Dogs', 'Ice Cats'. 'Ice Hogs'

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01-02-2007, 12:57 AM
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Rangers in NYC??? Why not?
The team was started by the legendary boxing promoter Tex Rickard, who built Madison Square Garden and needed a team to play in it. The orginal team name was Tex's Rangers.
Petes may similarly seem like a stupid name for a team, but it was very common around Peterborough to nickname every team from there the Petes, whatever the team's real name was. When they got major junior hockey back in the 1950s, they decided to pick the name people were going to use anyway.
I like names that are plural, gramatically correct, and respectful of tradition. So I like Soo Greyhounds and Sudbury Wolves because they date back many decades to famous old-time senior teams. I like the fact that Ottawa went back into its hockey history and called its team the Senators. So all the so-called Original Six names are fine with me, although the odd plural form Leafs makes me wonder. Its not the Sudbury Wolfs. Patrick Eaves didn't change his name to Eafs when he made the NHL. So why is it Leafs?

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01-02-2007, 01:01 AM
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[QUOTE=Hemi-Cuda;7521671]i think Syracuse Crunch has to be one of the worst names in hockey right now. for NHL only i have to say the Ducks, Wild, and Blue Jackets (any team that can be abbreviated as the Columbus BJ's just isn't right) are my least favorite names[/QUOTE ]

I have to agree with Syracuse Crunch, it sounds like a breakfeast cereal

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01-02-2007, 01:29 AM
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I could go along with the mythical swamp monster, but the logo takes the name toward Satan (and not Alexi).
Funny, that's why I like "Devils" as a team name...

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01-02-2007, 01:32 AM
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So all the so-called Original Six names are fine with me, although the odd plural form Leafs makes me wonder. Its not the Sudbury Wolfs. Patrick Eaves didn't change his name to Eafs when he made the NHL. So why is it Leafs?
Because it's a pluralization of a proper name (named after Conn Smyth's WW1 battalion). The subject being refered to is not a noun, like a wolf would be.

Same reason friends of Adam Foote's family don't get christmas cards from The Feet.

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01-02-2007, 01:35 AM
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BEST:
WORST:
New Jersey Devils (can't support any team with that name)

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


http://theshadowlands.net/jd.htm


Didn't read the whole thread but I'll keep these here for reference.

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01-02-2007, 01:54 AM
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Absolute Worst: THE REGINA PATS. Dear God.

Also lame: Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers.

Best: New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres (Why they dont use freakin SWORDS on their jerseys over buffaloes is beyond me.)

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Best: New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres (Why they dont use freakin SWORDS on their jerseys over buffaloes is beyond me.)


sabres are also a type of sword.

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

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01-02-2007, 02:27 AM
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Worst:
Rangers
Wild
Flyers(*** are Flyers, if anything?)
Lightning
Hurricanes
River Rats
Ducks
Penguins

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Devils
Flames
Sharks
Red Wings

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01-02-2007, 02:50 AM
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From Finland... Pelicans. For god's sakes if you gotta choose a bird, choose an eagle or something. But not a pelican.


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sabres are also a type of sword.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabre
Huh ? Who doesn't know a sabre isn't a sword ?

On topic, my favorite team name has always been the Penguins because I love penguins (the animal) so much.

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Absolute Worst: THE REGINA PATS. Dear God.

Also lame: Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Edmonton Oilers.

Best: New Jersey Devils, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres (Why they dont use freakin SWORDS on their jerseys over buffaloes is beyond me.)
The facts that you just threw Toronto, Montreal and Edmonton in as some of the worst makes me glad you're not in charge of the names.

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If Only Miro Satan was traded to New jersey....

would have religious groups up in arms eh....

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