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In Topic: What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Today, 01:24 PM

Butter'n Mashpotater?


In Topic: Name That Band

Today, 09:00 AM

Google Mindy McCready's songs.  Find one with a number of celestial hosts.  Type that number (as a number) into Google and see which answers are deranged individuals.

 

 

 

 

 

If you really need another hint, highlight here- the deranged individuals start with M.


In Topic: What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Today, 08:54 AM

We have to have passwords at work that are exactly 8 characters and have at least one number.  They change often.  I always use a player with his number.

 

My most recent one was Darthk8r.

 

The nicknames come in very handy for making them fit.


In Topic: What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Yesterday, 03:28 PM

They were using it to refer to DeKeyser

Really?  I never knew DD was called Diesel. 

or

Really?  I never knew DeKe was called Diesel.

(Depending on your choice of nickname.)


In Topic: What's with the "giving players hamster names" obsession?

Yesterday, 02:59 PM

I'm fine with Z, Dats, Abby, Babs etc. cause they're just shortened versions of players names.

It's when I see Godstrom, Diesel, X-cross, etc. that I get super annoyed.

Nicknames, like on an actual hockey team, are a community thing. Like goose is fine, cause it's widely accepted by pretty much all wings fans and everyone knows who ur talking about. It's posters who randomly come up with a name like diesel and then use it nonstop that's super annoying.

Actually, we've had two guys on the Wings who had locker-room nicknames of "Diesel"- Homer and Aaron Downey. 
The average fan knows that "Homer" refers to Tomas Holmstrom.  That, in a nutshell, is when nicknames work.

 

Sometimes locker-room names are fine because they are well-known (Mule, Kronner, and the Professor come to mind), but when they're less well-known, they leave people wondering who Diesel and Bear are.