I love hockey players (as we all do), and believe there are such things as good hockey names.
Ryan Callahan - solid red-blooded american hockey name
Vladimir Konstantinov - bad ass russian hockey name
Guy Lafleur - beautiful french-canadian hockey name
Justin Abdelkader - is the same sound I make when I vomit (don't get me wrong,I love the guy)
IDK I'm probably just weird.
I think the glory of the name usually follows the glory of the individual after a successful career. If Konstantinov was a soft lanky defensman who only played 10 games in the NHL, our heart-rates probably wouldn't rise today when we hear his name. Similarly, if Abdelkader had a career of taking down NHL heavyweights with one punch, and scoring goals, and wreaking havoc in the playoffs, I think his name would mean something quite different than it does to us now.
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