Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL): Really? What the hell kind of name is that for a hockey team? I get the heritage (the original pro team) but it’s still a stupid name.
Toledo Walleye (ECHL): A walleye is a type of perch. This just sounds so silly.
Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL): This makes no sense. Only one Hurricane has ever hit Alberta, and that was the one from North Carolina in 2006.
Frolunda Indians (SEL): This also makes no sense. There are probably no Indians (of either kind) in Sweden.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (CCHA [NCAA]): This one is a fail because in the NCAA, fighting is not allowed.
Air Force Falcons/Bentley Falcons (AHA [NCAA]): These go together, because although calling a hockey team the Falcons is OK, when you have two teams with the same name in one conference, that's just confusing.
Montreal Junior Hockey Club (QMJHL): OK, this is true, but this team gets zero points for creativity.
USA Hockey National Team Development Program (USHL): This also is true, but can’t anyone be a little more creative?
Toronto Marlies (AHL): The name Marlies, I found, is short for Marlboros, as in the cigarettes. Way to promote cancer, Toronto!
Anaheim Ducks (NHL): Sorry, but this will always just remind me of the Disney movie. At least they’re not the Los Angeles Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, though.
Quad City Mallards (IHL): Same as with Anaheim. Ducks are generally not related to anything hockey.
Odessa Jackalopes (IHL): OK, so you couldn’t call them the Ligers once Napoleon Dynamite came out, but couldn’t you combine two cooler animals than that?
Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams (DEL): Apparently Grizzly Adams is in Germany what David Hasselhoff is in the US, so he gets a hockey team. Wow.
Traktor Chelyabinsk (KHL): Yes, that does translate to “Chelyabinsk Tractors.” Ouch.
Of course, these are just current teams. The worst name I ever heard was the AHLs Beast of New Haven. What an awful name, thank goodness they're gone.
Edited by Obi-Wan, 21 December 2010 - 06:32 PM.