Nicknames, and not the flattering kind

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    Nicknames, and not the flattering kind

    Ripping players by giving them derogatory nicknames is an old sports tradition.  It can be relatively benign - "Pie" MacKenzie, Grapes - or it can aim to get under someone's skin a la Jim Rome calling Jim Everett "Chris" (still funny).  I admit to a fondness for this game, whether it's mocking Joe Thornton's post-trade interview statements about guessing he was "The Problem" in Boston or questioning someone's cojos by calling them girls' names like Phyllis.

    So, to kill time until the announcement that the arbitrator, one JWensink, has awarded Wheeler the NHL minimum and a smack in the face...got any good, creative nicknames for players you don't like?  For example: depending on the results of this hearing and the coming season, I'm prepared to call Wheeler "Proud Mary."

     
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    I've always liked "the grinch" for Rask.

    He's ugly and steals christmas (goals)
     
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    AFB...but i guess thats not an insult to him
     
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    fancy feet = lawrence maroney.

    Because after he gets a hand-off, he tends to move his feet without moving forward for a good 3 seconds (kind of like the road runner in those cartoons).

     
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    Antoine "Stone hands" Smith
     
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    ive been calling wheeler mr. invisible as of late.  may have picked it up from this forum.
     
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    wifebeater = jason kidd
     
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    Claude "The Gutless *Puke" Lemiuex, or Ulfie Samuelsson "Robocop" because he was covered up by equipment looked like a Robocop
     
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    according to chael sonnen, anderson silva will spend more time on his back than a "prostitute behind on her mortgage".....not exactly a nickname....but ouch

     
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    I've always liked "the grinch" for Rask. He's ugly and steals christmas (goals)
    Posted by eyeinthesky


    That might be funny if Tuukka was ugly. 
     
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    Tuukka is UGLY
     
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    Tuukka is UGLY
    Posted by bobby774


    Are you male or female?
     
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    Hey  - Anyone remember "Mary" Oliver 'cause he would't go near the rough stuff.  Currently I like "Slyder" for Ryder - describes his game
     
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    In Response to Re: Nicknames, and not the flattering kind : Are you male or female?
    Posted by duinne



    What does that matter...Dudes not a good looking individual
     
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    Whether you consider him ugly or not, it is hard to deny that Rask does resemble the Grinch.  The shape of his face and his eyebrows are what does it. 

    I think it's a pretty funny nickname.
     
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    In Response to Re: Nicknames, and not the flattering kind : What does that matter...Dudes not a good looking individual
    Posted by bobby774


    Because Rask is the type of guy women would find attractive and men wouldn't. Every female hockey fan I know thinks Rask is adorable.

    Smoldering eyes, cheekbones to die for, fantastic, crooked smile. A little on the skinny side, but that just adds to his appeal. Men don't get that, and you're obviously a man.
     
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    You just like him cause he can do the splits

     
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    Whether you consider him ugly or not, it is hard to deny that Rask does resemble the Grinch.  The shape of his face and his eyebrows are what does it.  I think it's a pretty funny nickname.
    Posted by Mutant211


    Looks more like an elf to me.  How about something like Spazzy McGee for Wheeler?  Explains why he is always offsides.
     
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    I laughed out loud when I first read......Mike Komasuckit....thought it fitting!
     
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    I always liked the nickname Andre 'RED LIGHT' Racicot
     
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    Kevin Mench of the texas rangers used to be nicknamed Shrek because of the large size of his head.
     
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    How about....." Hairball Hartnell "
     
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    or.......Reggie Letemin....or ....John Bluit....two famous Bruin goalies
     
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    Blake Wheeler is a future star power forward, the Bruins are lucky to have him. He's just learning how to play at the NHL level...first year he just "hit the wall" and although he's in his early 20's , it was a stamina issue. Second year -"sophmore slump" even tough he "added 15 lbs of muscle" in the gym. This year watch out as he will continue to evolve and learn from the likes of "rex" and "bergy". This guy is like 6'5" tall, and can do some pretty fancy stick-handling on the shoot-outs. I say give him in the neighborhood of Ryder and Bergy dollars - which is about 5 million per for like 7 years...lock him up now. Colton Orr would be happy to see Wheeler shipped out of the east, you know he doesn't want have to lock horns with him again.

    Also if you haven't noticed ..... Wheeler is the type of guy women would find attractive and men wouldn't. Every female hockey fan I know thinks Wheeler is adorable.

    Smoldering eyes, cheekbones to die for, fantastic, crooked smile. A little on the skinny side, but that just adds to his appeal. Men don't get that -

    It just doesn't get any better than that !
     
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    Hal "Standing Still" Gill
     
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