Friday, January 27, 2006


The Anaheim Ducks: Now Might-Free!

The rumoured name change for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim finally came to pass, much like I had expected months ago.

The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim announced today that the National Hockey League club intends to officially change its name to the Anaheim Ducks at the start of the 2006-2007 season. The organization is also evaluating possible changes to its logo, identity and uniforms. “The process is still very much underway, and we do not expect to be ready to make any further announcements until the end of the season,” said Henry Samueli, who along with his wife Susan purchased the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim last year from the Walt Disney Company.

When is the last time we got such a minor name change? There was the Dallas Stars, but they also changed cities when they changed from the North Stars.

How about some other slight name changes?
The Chicago Blackhawks to the Chickenhawks.
The Toronto Maple Leafs to the grammatically correct Maple Leaves.
The Pittsburgh Penguins to the Houston Oilers ;)

The new Anaheim naming convention, as set by the Angels, should have led to the re-naming of this club, "The Los Angeles Ducks of Anaheim." I hope they change that dopey Donald Duck mask logo and ditch the eggplant and teal uniforms. Overall, a down year for hockey clubs named after waterfowl.
Actually, linguists seem to agree that Maple Leafs is in fact correct (along with "high sticked" and "flied out"). It's kind of fun to read about, and actually does make sense. If you're a complete dork, which clearly I am.
umm there was the oakland golden california christmas seals. so it is a pretty much west coast thing.

unless you go baseball for them colt 45's
Um, chickenhawks? You do know what that term means, right?

Like this?
*wipes forehead*

Oh, that's much better than what I was thinking.
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