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01-02-2007, 02:31 PM
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- Peterborough Petes (There has to be more to this than just the beginning of the city name, right? Help me out here fans)

I have always wished that Pete Peeters played for the Peterborough Petes.

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01-02-2007, 02:32 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.
What does cryptozoological mean?

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What does cryptozoological mean?
Study of mythical creatures, essentially.

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How about Lizard Kings? Hockey seems to have this thing for teams with "King" in the name. Also the logo is god awful.

I believe the Victoria team name (Salmon Kings) is a play on the term "King Salmon" which is an American expression for what we refer to as Spring or Chinook Salmon.

My favourite has to be the Jacksonville Lizard Kings of the ECHL and their second logo. As far as bad the Lubbock Cotton Kings logo makes the Salmon Kings look brilliant by comparison and the Renfrew Creamery Kings?????

Jacksonville Lizard Kings http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/logos/l...kings_1997.gif
My guess would be the name Lizard Kings came from Jim Morrison's nickname 'The Lizard King'.

If you don't know who Jim Morrison is, you really don't know much about music. If you need a refresher, he was the lead singer for The Doors.

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I don't like corny names either, like the Thrashers.

Then again, I wouldn't want to give a professional team a name that I would give to a peewee team, like River Rats.
They were kinda handcuffed with the name. If only Calgary had changed that name when the team moved up north, the new Atlanta team would almost definitely have been called the Flames (a reference to when the city was almost completely burnt to the ground during the American Civil War then was rebuilt in a fairly timely fashion). It was a great team name for Atlanta, but unfortunately they couldn't have it this time around.

"Thrashers" wasn't the best option IMO, but it fits well enough. The brown thrasher is the state bird of Georgia. Also, it's fairly unique amongst team names (and it fits in with the bird-themed names of two other pro teams in Atlanta, the Hawks and Falcons). I guess all of this was good enough to go with Thrashers.

It could be better, but it could be a hell of a lot worse.

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Never really liked Columbia Inferno, though it's a rare name for a team, I guess. And they have a silly logo

And 67'ers... I've never understood why a team should be named after some date in history. And besides, this date is a sad reminder...

Sarnia Sting is just plain stupid. I liked Sting very much, he composed a bunch of great songs. He is the only Sting I think of when I hear the word "Sting". By the way, is there a team named The Police? It would be cool if they played versus Sting

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01-02-2007, 04:01 PM
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Worst team names: Golden Seals, Salmon Kings, Scouts, River Rats, Bulldogs, Penguins, Majors.

Best team names: Canucks, Wild, Battalion, Jets, Spitfires, Colts, Thrashers, Capitals.

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Marlies kind of sucks.

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the macon whoopie.
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By the way, some of the european teams have terrible names. I think it is ridiculous when a team has abbreviation as a name. I just don't get it how a team can be called HV-71 (though the team itself is great). CSKA is lame, although there it has tradition...There was a ukrainian hockey team ШВСМ (SHVSM if transcribed in English)

And I don't like how every city with a steel factory names its team Metallurg.

Traktor and Krylya Sovetov (Wings of Soviets) are one of the stupidest ever

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\ the NCAA does not care about offending the Irish.
that's because we are either too drunk to care, or that they are scared we will beat them up.

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Beauport Harfangs
Everett Silvertips
Seattle Thunderbirds
RPI Engineers
UAA Seawolves


And the Fernie Ghost Riders is a hell of a name

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North Dakota Fighting Soiux (according to the NCAA).
i love that name.

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aksarben is N-E-B-R-A-S-K-A spelled backwards
Isn't everything bacwards in Nebraska?

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BEST

London Knights
London Racers (too bad they ceased operations)
Nashville Perdators
Reading Royals
Florida Everblades
Wheeling Nailers
Laredo Bucks
Columbia Inferno
Gwinnett Gladiators
Manitoba Moose
SA Rampage
LA Kings
ATL Thrashers
Bakersfield Condors
OKC Blazers
Charlotte Checkers
Grand Rapids Griffins
Detroit Red Wings
Colorado Avalanche
Las Vegas Wranglers

WORST

Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies
Syracuse Crunch
Baton Rouge Kingfish (defunct)
Albany River Rats
Vcitoria Salmon Kings
Idaho Steelheads
Chicago Hounds

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01-02-2007, 05:08 PM
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My guess would be the name Lizard Kings came from Jim Morrison's nickname 'The Lizard King'.

If you don't know who Jim Morrison is, you really don't know much about music. If you need a refresher, he was the lead singer for The Doors.
I was in university in 1969, hair down to the middle of my back, and I do know who The Doors were.

In fact I was at the Aquarius Theatre in LA in the summer of 1969 when the Doors played "Celebration of the Lizard" live, thanks to a high school buddy who was DJ and got us in.

Mind you like many of my peers of that time several of those years are a bit of blur but I do remember that concert... and there was this cute blonde from Venice beach.....

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Blue Jackets is pretty bad, but the Toronto Maple Leafs is a disgusting name. Not even propper grammar. Leafs? Since when is that the plural of Leaf? Leaves!

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Clearly, the best ever is the UCF Golden Knights.


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Blue Jackets is pretty bad, but the Toronto Maple Leafs is a disgusting name. Not even propper grammar. Leafs? Since when is that the plural of Leaf? Leaves!
Conn Smythe who bought the Toronto St. Pats, re-named them the Maple Leafs after a patriotic anthem "The Maple Leaf Forever" written in 1867 in the year the Dominion of Canada was formed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maple_Leaf_Forever

The song is still played at Leaf games to open the season and it is the regimental song of The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada and The Royal Westminster Regiment. Smythe served overseas with the 40th battalion and joined the Royal Flying Corps in WWI. He spent 14 months a German POW and was awarded the Military Cross. He left the Leafs to serve overseas in WWII as a major.

The name fits pretty well with his history and personality.

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Blue Jackets is pretty bad, but the Toronto Maple Leafs is a disgusting name. Not even propper grammar. Leafs? Since when is that the plural of Leaf? Leaves!
*sigh*

I can't even count the number of times I've had to explain this. Can we just sticky the correct answer to this question for all our budding english majors to see?

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I wish the NHL had the names from the AHL.
Kings play like a team from the AHL

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haha this thread made me laugh the whole way through

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Marlies kind of sucks.
Marlies kind of rules, you mean.

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NHL only for me:

Best: Red Wings, Blues, Flames, Flyers, Sabres

Worst: Ducks, Blue Jackets, Thrashers, Predators, Wild, Islanders, Panthers - basically any lame animal name.

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