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by Paul on 04/08/09 at 04:32 PM ET
from Al Balderas of the OC Register,
The Ducks have Jiggy, Prongs, The Finnish Flash, Getzy, and even Phil.
And then there is Hiller.
If you don’t notice the similar ring to goalie Jonas Hiller’s name, it could be because there isn’t one.
The aforementioned players have been instrumental in the success of the Ducks and are, in some circles, better known by their monikers than their real names. It’s time Hiller fell into that category…especially because of the fact that he’s a goalie.
Goalies throughout hockey history have been tagged with some cool, catchy nickname. Most fans of the sport have little trouble recognizing a player by the nickname he uses. There is Felix the Cat (Felix Potvin), The Wizard of Oz (Chris Osgood), CuJo (Curtis Joseph), Finnisher (Mikka Kiprusoff) and even The Lach Ness Monster (Blaine Lacher), who played for the Bruins in the 1990’s.
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