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On 11/8/2016 at 1:16 PM, CommonDreads said:

Vegas franchise is gonna unveil their name and possibly logo and jerseys as well in two week. I've heard that the Las Vegas Desert Knights is most likely to be what they're going with.

Steve Carp @stevecarprj

It's set: Las Vegas NHL team name to be revealed 5:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at Toshiba Plaza. Free admission. Foley, Bettman and GMGM to be there.

That would be terrible.  I personally HATE when teams add an unnecessary adjective to a name.  I know their was an issue with "Knights" and I know the NHL told them no gambling references.  Just go with something else.  "Dessert Knights" sounds like minor league baseball.  But, I guess it is not as bad as "Rumble Ponies".

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21 minutes ago, Matteau#32 said:

"Dessert Knights"

I think it's kind of a sweet name when you put it that way

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31 minutes ago, Crisis said:

I think it's kind of a sweet name when you put it that way

Underrated funny comment

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57 minutes ago, Matteau#32 said:

That would be terrible.  I personally HATE when teams add an unnecessary adjective to a name.  I know their was an issue with "Knights" and I know the NHL told them no gambling references.  Just go with something else.  "Dessert Knights" sounds like minor league baseball.  But, I guess it is not as bad as "Rumble Ponies".

I can't even believe that's a thing. 

They are trying to re-name our local minor league affiliate, the Staten Island Yankees. You would think that was a good enough name. Apparently not. 

The finalists are:

Bridge Trolls (we're an island, we have bridges. We have some trolls too.)

Heroes (Because 9/11, obviously that's a legit way to exploit a tragedy.)

Killer Bees (Wu Tang reference, probably my favorite.)

Pizza Rats (literally named after a viral video of a rat in the subway system carrying a slice of pizza.)

Rock Pigeons ("Rock" because we are an island, Pigeons because they poop on our Rock?)

The winner in the local paper's poll, with 44.7% of the vote, was "None of the above".  Pizza Rats (21.74%) beat out Heroes (21.73%) by one vote, and nobody else was close. 

Unfortunately, Basey McBallsface didn't make the cut. 

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37 minutes ago, dmann422 said:

Desert Knights is just terrible. I liked sidewinders.

Between the snake, and [yes it'll never happen] the missile (as a possible nod to Nellis AFB) that'd be a sick name

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If they are going with a 2-word name, Silver Knights should be it.

1 hour ago, Matteau#32 said:

That would be terrible.  I personally HATE when teams add an unnecessary adjective to a name.  I know their was an issue with "Knights" and I know the NHL told them no gambling references.  Just go with something else.  "Dessert Knights" sounds like minor league baseball.  But, I guess it is not as bad as "Rumble Ponies".

You hate the Red Wings name?

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5 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

If they are going with a 2-word name, Silver Knights should be it.

You hate the Red Wings name?

Or the Red Sox and White Sox (would be very confusing, you'd never know which sox belonged together). 

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1 hour ago, DevsMan84 said:

If they are going with a 2-word name, Silver Knights should be it.

You hate the Red Wings name?

It is not so much 2 word names.  Just unnecessary adjectives.  I know it isn't the reason for the name, but there is a bird called a redwing.  So it is an actual thing.  Same with Maple Leafs.  Things like, "Screaming Eagles", "Flying Dutchmen" etc.  

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1 hour ago, mfitz804 said:

Or the Red Sox and White Sox (would be very confusing, you'd never know which sox belonged together). 

Different time.  They got the name for what they wore.  Same with Cornell and Dartmouth being the "Big Red" and "Big Green".  A reporter referred to Cornell's football team as "That Big Red Team on the hill" and it stuck.  

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3 hours ago, Matteau#32 said:

It is not so much 2 word names.  Just unnecessary adjectives.  I know it isn't the reason for the name, but there is a bird called a redwing.  So it is an actual thing.  Same with Maple Leafs.  Things like, "Screaming Eagles", "Flying Dutchmen" etc.  

I always hated my high school's team name. We petitioned to have it changed and it was torn up in front of us by the principal.

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15 hours ago, jagknife said:

I always hated my high school's team name. We petitioned to have it changed and it was torn up in front of us by the principal.

Yeah. Like Dutch people can fly. 

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56 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Yeah. Like Dutch people can fly. 

With all their coffee shops they can get pretty high

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On 11/11/2016 at 5:22 PM, jagknife said:

I always hated my high school's team name. We petitioned to have it changed and it was torn up in front of us by the principal.

The good old days, when a Principal or teacher could just give it to you straight.  If a principal did that now, there would be parents calling for his/her removal and at the very least they would be told to take sensitivity classes.

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Thought this was a decent read, on Schlemko - snippet: 

“I fully expected to be going back to Jersey,” Schlemko says. “They gave me a great opportunity, thought I was a good fit there, but contract negotiations went really slow, not really exactly what I was looking for.”

Conversations with Wilson and Sharks coach Pete DeBoer about his projected role beside Dillon, however, pointed Schlemko toward [San Jose]. “Of course my wife wanted to live in California,” he says. “We were still taking to Jersey until the 11th hour, but it was decided this would be the best spot.”

http://www.si.com/nhl/2016/11/15/david-schlemko-san-jose-sharks

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Rangers continue their transformation into the 1984 Oilers. 7-2 over Vancouver last night.

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They cant sustain this high a shooting percentage. Right? Can they? Someone please tell me it has to end soon.... :blink:Half their team is shooting over 20% it feels like.... including Dan fvcking Girardi. Vesey is near 25%. Hayes 30%. Grabner is over 30%. 

 

It CANT be sustainable, but I am starting to get worried lol.

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11 minutes ago, Toasterleavins said:

They cant sustain this high a shooting percentage. Right? Can they? Someone please tell me it has to end soon.... :blink:Half their team is shooting over 20% it feels like.... including Dan fvcking Girardi. Vesey is near 25%. Hayes 30%. Grabner is over 30%. 

 

It CANT be sustainable, but I am starting to get worried lol.

No, but they're likely quite good.

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