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#21 selkie

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 11:31 AM

Per the Freep today: Darren Helm is also known as "Danger"

I prefer not to think too much about goaltending of the 80s and 90s because it's such an unhappy place, and the level of suck tends to make me think that Bob Essena was around far longer than he was.

#22 Nightfall

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 04:07 PM

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#23 HankthaTank

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 04:25 PM

Here is the whole Red Wings team as far as I've ever heard them refer to each other with nicknames. I'm sure I'm forgetting some.

Justin Abdelkader - Abby
Todd Bertuzzi - Bert
Dan Cleary - Bear
Pavel Datsyuk - Pav, Pasha
Kris Draper - Drapes, Chuck Norris
Patrick Eaves - Eaver
Valtteri Filppula - Fil
Johan Franzen - Mule
Darren Helm - Helmer, Danger
Tomas Holmstrom - Homer, Demolition Man
Jiri Hudler - Huds
Drew Miller - Millsie
Mike Modano - Mo
Henrik Zetterberg - Z, Hank, Sasha

Jonathan Ericsson - Big E, Jonny
Jakub Kindl - Kuba
Niklas Kronwall - Kronner
Nicklas Lidstrom - Swede
Brian Rafalski - Rafi
Ruslan Salei - Rusty
Brad Stuart - Stewie

Jimmy Howard - Howie
Chris Osgood - Ozzie

EDIT 1: Forgot Danger and Demolition Man.

I've heard Holmstrom referred to as Tommy by Mule before. Not super original but another to add.
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#24 Hockeymom1960

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 04:25 PM

Sidney Crosby - Crybaby, Rosby, person we shall not name

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 06:45 PM

Sidney Crosby - Crybaby, Rosby, person we shall not name

Plus Kidney and Cindy.
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#26 LeftWinger

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:03 PM

You should know, Cheveldae, started more games in a season, than any other wings Goaltender has ever started. He was, effectively, despite a horribly losing season, Detroits most iron goalie, in history. He sucked, sure. But he backstopped the worst team in Wings history, day in, day out.

But I notice, you don't know what you're talking about, so perhaps you should look it up?

:blink: The worst team in Wings history?

1990-91 76 points, 1991-92 98 points, 1992-93 103 points.... HARDLY the worst teams in Wings history... That honor goes to Greg Stefan and Mark LaForest 1985-86 40 points...

*see your last line of your post.... perhaps you should look it up...

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#27 LeftWinger

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:15 PM

I loved how Lee Norwood was called Hack N Whack. You got Oatsie, Burrsy, Yzerman was also called Silk, Hanlon was called the Fly, Gallant was Spudsie...

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#28 eva unit zero

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 01:26 AM

You should know, Cheveldae, started more games in a season, than any other wings Goaltender has ever started. He was, effectively, despite a horribly losing season, Detroits most iron goalie, in history. He sucked, sure. But he backstopped the worst team in Wings history, day in, day out.

But I notice, you don't know what you're talking about, so perhaps you should look it up?


He sucked his way to being a Vezina contender multiple seasons, finishing 5th in 1991-92 and 7th in 1992-93. In postseason All-Star voting he finished 10th in 1990-91 and 5th in 1991-92. He was also named to the Campbell Conference All-Star team in 1991-92 alongside Ed Belfour and Kirk McLean. His first full NHL season was 1989-90, and his first year as a starter was 1990-91. He played seven full seasons, posting a winning record in five of them. Only once, in 1994-95, has he missed the playoffs as a starter; missing by three points as the Jets' starter.

Cheveldae won 10 of his 27 decisions (28 games played) in 89-90, compared to starter Glen Hanlon's 15 of 38 (45 games played). The team as a whole won 28. Cheveldae took the reins the next season, and the Wings made the playoffs with Chevy playing 65 games with a 30-26-5 record. Detroit has not missed the playoffs since.

As for nicknames...

How about "Stumpy" Steve Thomas?

Edited by eva unit zero, 28 January 2011 - 01:50 AM.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 12:27 PM

I'm very creative with my nicknames for player...not. :hehe:
Drew Miller- The Silver Skater
Mike Madano- Little Cutie Beaver Man or LCBM for short
Brian Rafalski- Raffy Laffy Taffy or The Laffy Taffy

I think that's it.
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Posted 28 January 2011 - 01:38 PM

Little Ball of Hate- Pat Verbeek


My personal favourite :thumbup:
"If I can be totally honest, it's not a lot of guys you get impressed by. Actually, it's no one else but him. From the bench, to see what move he makes -- you're like, 'I wish I could do that.' Sometimes you sit on the bench and just think, 'wow,' and you look over to the other bench and they sit there and shake their heads, too. He has great, great skills. I'm probably not going to play with another player who has the kind of skills he has." Mikael Samuelsson on Pavel Datsyuk





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