|From mites to NHL, nicknames a hockey tradition|
|Written by Admin|
|Friday, 21 June 2013 11:37|
Tazer. Little Ball of Hate. The Great One. Sid the Kid. Looch, aka Gino. The Bulin Wall. Kells.
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews (TAVES), also known as "Tazer," says hockey players adopt nicknames because they're "probably acting a little bit younger than they should and goofing around."
But they're also a nod to hockey's history, a reminder that no matter how big the NHL becomes, it's not that far removed from its roots in small towns and backyard ponds.