Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/05/06 at 10:27 PM ET
The NHL has seen it's share of classic nicknames over the course of its history, so we figured we'd take a look at some of the greatest. To be sure, this was no easy task. Our first list, after editing, ended up at just under 100 names. But we were able to whittle it down to the best of the best. Keep in mind, this is not a reflection on the talent of the player, just his alias. Therefore, classics like "Super Mario" and "The Rocket" won't make the final cut. Likewise, we also have to look past immortals such as "Toe," "Mr. Hockey" and even "The Great One" — not to mention "The Grate One." And while there's nothing like a Hall-of-Fame-caliber father and son combination, there will be no mention of "The Golden Jet" or "The Golden Brett." "The Silver Jet" is right out. We're going to focus on the mean, the original and the witty. So let's get to it.read on
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