Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 08/16/11 at 10:07 PM ET
from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,
Whether it’s Cat, Cujo or Eagle, you’re just not a bona fide Maple Leaf netminder without a catchy nickname.
Fans weren’t too excited about Andrew (Razor) Raycroft and some names they hung on Vesa Toskala can’t be printed. But here comes James Reimer, whose strong start in his rookie year has inspired people to think outside the box. The first few kids in line at Tuesday’s Hockey Hall of Fame autograph session had the Optimus Reim t-shirt that a sharp-thinking fan re-configured from The Transformers franchise.
“It was very popular,” joked Reimer’s agent, Ray Petkau. “I’ve ordered my own shirt.
Reimer has at least six nicknames he’s carefully considering:
How about “Giving the kid a full season before deciding”?
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