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Old 07-09-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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The nickname Lancer and the state of Virginia, not those.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I guess I should have figured out that some of those names had to do with their big brothers in the NHL

But I am still curious about the Cleveland Barons name. I can't seem to place a connection with Baron to the city of Cleveland. Am I missing something such as a famous Clevelander that was known as a Baron?
I'm not sure what the connection was either, it appears that they were named that in 1937 through a public contest. The Barons were a charter member of the AHL and at some point joined the WHL before the NHL.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:40 AM
 
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If I recall correctly, the Toros mascot was a bull and the name came from a contest run by a newspaper.
Toro is Spanish for bull, so I suppose they changed it when they moved to give it an English name and keep the alliteration.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I think the Toros nickname was based on the team's location, Toronto. When the team moved to Birmingham, to save money, they kept the same uniforms but changed the team nickname to maintain the alliteration.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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BTW, the Los Angeles Sharks had some of the coolest-looking uniforms in the history of hockey - red and black color scheme and a shark that looks like a killer whale with its mouth open looking right at you.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Don't forget the California Seals. Connected with the Cleveland Barons and Minnesota North Stars.
California Golden Seals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:05 AM
 
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In a lost bid for an NHL team.. Back in the 90s, there was the Hampton Roads Rhinos.. This was leading up to the Hurricanes eventually coming into the league.
Hampton Roads (Norfolk-Virginia Beach VA. area) was trying to court an NHL franchise, based on their success with the ECHL team Hampton Roads (turned Norfolk) Admirals. Couldn't get the deal done. I guess their name Rhinos, was based on the alliteration of Roads & Rhinos.. 'cuz not many rhinos wandering around urban southeast Virginia..

Also remember the Atlanta Flames (turned Calgary Flames), referencing the Civil War torching of ATL..
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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I will mention the Indianapolis "racers " who had a smallish winger by the name of Gretzki, during their short tenure in the WHL.

Any body have that rookie card ?

In western Canada some historic minor league team names, from the past.

Trail Smoke Eaters. New Westminister Salmon Bellys. Brandon Wheat Kings.

In Ontario, Whitby Dunlops ( yes the tire company ), Oshawa Generals ( Oshawa is the home of General Motors of Canada ) Kingston Frontenacs after a old car company, North Bay Nuggets( North Bay was once a mining town). Toronto St Michaels College ( a catholic boys school that fed players to the Leafs for generations ) .

JIm B.

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Old 03-17-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I will mention the Indianapolis "racers " who had a smallish winger by the name of Gretzki, during their short tenure in the WHL.

Any body have that rookie card ?

In western Canada some historic minor league team names, from the past.

Trail Smoke Eaters. New Westminister Salmon Bellys. Brandon Wheat Kings.

In Ontario, Whitby Dunlops ( yes the tire company ), Oshawa Generals ( Oshawa is the home of General Motors of Canada ) Kingston Frontenacs after a old car company, North Bay Nuggets( North Bay was once a mining town). Toronto St Michaels College ( a catholic boys school that fed players to the Leafs for generations ) .


JIm B.

Toronto.
nobody has that card as there weren't any legitimate ones made that year

you can buy a fake one on E-bay for about $12, I think they started making these sometime in the 80's and probably still are.
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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There is no exact translation for nordiques, which technically is the adjective "nordic", but the closest thing would probably be "northerners".
Always thought that Minnesota Wilds and Quebec Nordiques, in similar ways, have unconvential hockey team names, where were more of an adjective than anything.
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