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Top hockey names of all-time (per Sports Illustrated)

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12-21-2010, 05:58 AM
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Two of my favorites not mentioned yet, Les Kuntar and the always smooth Antti Laaksonen.

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12-21-2010, 08:13 AM
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This definitely needs more Bob Beers.

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12-21-2010, 08:54 AM
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Here comes Cheechoo!

And then there's:
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Baldy Spittal, D



- 1903 Stanley Cup Champion
- WPHL champions 1903-04
- UOVHL champs 1907-08
- 1st All-Star WPHL 1903-04
- Frequently captain of his club

Spittal is of course best known for his brutal attack on Cecil Blatchford in 1907. He was arrested along with Harry and Alf Smith. The hockey world protected him and refused to testify against him. He was released and found not guilty. This was perhaps the first instance of the hockey institution resisting intervention by law enforcement and reinforcing its desire to police itself. It actually happened the next year with Oren Frood as well, although the details are much more muddy. It could be that this was not a deliberate attack, or an attack at all.
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RW Vlastimil Bubnik



T-2nd All-Time Points in Winter Olympics (tied with Kharlamov & Harry Watson)
IIHF Hall of Fame
1x Olympic Bronze Medalist
121 career goals in 127 games for Czech-Slovakian National Team
306 goals in 287 Czech Extraliga Games
Czech Hockey Hall of Fame Member
11x Czechslovakian Extraliga Champion
1x World Championships Best Forward ('63-64)
1x World Championships Most Goals ('54-55)
3x World Championship Medalist (2 Silver, 1 Bronze)
Captain of HC Kometa Brno for 12 straight seasons

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At the turn of the 1960s, this right winger, a native son of Kelč, belonged to the best European ice hockey players. Together with the national team, he has won altogether four medals at world ice hockey championships and the bronze medal at the Innsbruck Winter Olympics (1964) where he was the team`s captain. While in the national team, he has scored 121 goals. Also an excellent football player, he brought the bronze medal from the 1960 World Championship. Bubník played the majority of his ice hockey and football matches in Brno.
http://www.vitejte.cz/objekt.php?oid=5515&j=en


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12-21-2010, 09:32 AM
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How can there be no Morris Titanic?

Yes, when he was sent to the AHL the headline did read: Titanic goes down again.

My personal favorite for name on back of the Jersey: Pekka Rautakallio.

He was the first Finn to play in an All Star Game too.

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12-21-2010, 10:29 AM
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I'm a little disappointed that "The Dipsy Doodle Dandy from Delisle" didn't make the nickname list. It's my favourite by far.
that one would totally make the list if it was actually his given name... which is what this thread is about.

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12-21-2010, 11:00 AM
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Pretty good list. Here are some thoughts:

- A few others: Per Djoos, Link Gaetz, Gaston Gingras, Peter Sidorkiewicz, Pat Jablonski, Darcy Wakaluk and Tore Vikingstad
Gaston Gingras is definitely a classic.

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12-21-2010, 11:11 AM
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When it comes to first names, look no further than two-time Stanley Cup champion (1895, 1897) top-10 scorer from the 1890s: Shirley Davidson. Shirley is said to have died in a suicide pact with the woman he loved after her rich and respected father refused to allow them to marry. Them were different times, over a century ago.

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12-21-2010, 11:13 AM
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hes an ahler but i think Grant Clitsome is pretty funny. He doesnt do a whole lot of scoring LOLLOLL.

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12-21-2010, 11:33 AM
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I'm a big fan of Dit Clapper and Jeff Beukeboom. Jeff Finger is way up there, especially when he played with Adam Foote.

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12-21-2010, 03:06 PM
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It's a shame that John Winstanley never made it into the NHL.

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12-21-2010, 04:35 PM
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My personal favorite for name on back of the Jersey: Pekka Rautakallio.
Rauta = iron, kallio = rock.

I'd say that's pretty sweet hockey name.

I think this one's not too funny for you english speaking hockey fans, but we Finns think former Hurricanes prospect Damian Surma had pretty cool name. "Surma" is death. Elinan surma = (violent) death of Elina. (One who kills someone is "surmaaja".)

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12-21-2010, 06:51 PM
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Always thought Darius Kasparaitis had a good name. Sounds like a disease (I have Kasparaitis).

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PK Subban is pretty cool in Swedish.

Subban translates literally to "the b****".

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12-21-2010, 10:58 PM
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Kasparaitis? Isn't this about cool hockey names, and not just cool names in general? When I think "good hockey names", I think of guys who sound like hockey players. Am I alone here?

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12-22-2010, 12:15 AM
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Not an NHLer, but this thread needs more Bear Trapp...

http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=75046

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12-22-2010, 01:07 AM
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Not an NHLer, but this thread needs more Bear Trapp...

http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=75046
My brother played with him as a kid... even back then we thought he had the best name ever.

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12-22-2010, 04:12 AM
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that one would totally make the list if it was actually his given name... which is what this thread is about.
Yeah. But in the cool names list there is a link to the top nicknames as well. Bentley didn't make it

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12-22-2010, 04:42 AM
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I am deeply saddened by the lack of Reijo Ruotsalainen and Branko Radivojevič

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12-22-2010, 11:07 AM
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I kind of feel like Tie Domi should be on this list. Love him or hate him, that's a damn good name.
In keeping with former Leafs, what about Wade Belak?

Also, I actually expected to see one name that I didn't see. Where's Stu Grimson?


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12-22-2010, 11:59 AM
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As soon as I read the title I thought this thread should begin and end with Zarley Zalapski.

Morris Titanic is well up there though, WOW.

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12-22-2010, 12:26 PM
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As soon as I read the title I thought this thread should begin and end with Zarley Zalapski.

Morris Titanic is well up there though, WOW.
Zalapski's been at the top of my list for years... but Rocket Power and Cal Clutterbuck are giving him a real run for their money.

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12-22-2010, 12:57 PM
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Bun Cook. Duke Dukowski. Jean Pusie. And that's just the 1934 NY Rangers.

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Ace Bailey's another good'n.

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12-22-2010, 06:36 PM
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Ace Bailey's another good'n.
So good it was used twice.

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Gordon Labossiere rolls off the tongue and gives me a smile everytime I hear it.

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