Top Ten Hockey Nicknames....EVER!

Okay, this list is not composed of your usual lazy-ass, generic let's add an -er, or an -izzy type nicknames that seem so predominant in todays' NHL. These are classic "tell me something about the player" nicknames that are hard to come by. Forget your "Heater's" and "Nazzy's":

10. Chris "Knuckles" Nilan

9. Andre "Red Light" Racicot

8. Frank "Raffles" Boucher

7. Johan "The Mule" Franzen

6. Carson "Shovel Shot" Cooper

5. Alfred "The Embalmer" Pike

4. Maurice "The Rocket" Richard

3. Bernard "Boom Boom" Geoffrion

2. Pat "The Little Ball of Hate" Verbeek

1. George "The Chicoutimi Cucumber" Vezina

Honorable mentions: "Gump" Worsley, "Tiger" WIlliams and "Butch" Goring. These aren't particularly great nicknames but when your own mother can't remember your real name, well that says something.

NOTE: I also discovered that Glen "Slats" Sather's player nickname was "Tomato Face". How could you put it any better?


Anonymous said...

hey, what about Ray "Chicken Parm" Ferraro?

FleuryofFun said...

He's also known as "The Big Ball of Hate"...see the connection to #2 on the list. It was apparently given to him by Glenn "The Douche" Healy.

HockeyTard said...

JIm Rome used to call him that as well.

Spec7ral said...

Tomato Face should be #1