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Greatest Habs Nickname: Vote!


In Honour of The Hamburglar: All-time Greatest Nickname for a Hab?  

19 members have voted

  1. 1. The Hamburglar's arrival in Montreal invites reflection on great Habs nicknames. WHICH IS THE GREATEST NICKNAME? (Not your favourite player per se...rather the greatest sobriquet).

    • Red Light Racicot
      0
    • The Chicoutimi Cucumber (G. Vezina)
      2
    • The Rocket
      8
    • The Pocket Rocket
      1
    • The Roadrunner
      2
    • The Stratford Streak (Howie Morenz)
      0
    • Boom Boom
      0
    • The Hamburglar
      0
    • The Flower
      1
    • Le Gros Bill (Jean Beliveau)
      2
    • Knuckles (Nilan)
      1
    • Gump/The Gumper (Worsley)
      0
    • Other: discuss below
      2


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Never was my favourite player growing up, and wasn’t even close to being born while he was playing, but as a habs fan, how can you go with anything but the Rocket.

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21 minutes ago, tomh009 said:

What? No "Bird"? Ah well ...

That was actually “big bird” 

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15 minutes ago, Commandant said:

The Rocket

 

2nd for me isn't on the list. Le Démon Blond

Liked that much better than “the flower”.

 

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22 minutes ago, tomh009 said:

Both were used, at least definitely recall both being used 🙂 ... the meaning was the same.

Big bird was definitely most common. I don't recall hearing bird.

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16 minutes ago, BCHabnut said:

Big bird was definitely most common. I don't recall hearing bird.

Maybe more common in French? Could be. It's been a few years! 😂

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2 hours ago, The Chicoutimi Cucumber said:

Brought to you by The Hamburglar.

Have to admit I think of that as a Sens nickname, not a Habs nickname ... even if he is now a Hab

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Forgot about Big Bird. Also, Serge Savard was often called The Senator.

 

I know The Flower is just a translation of #10’s name, but I always loved that nickname. It’s like he was “the flower” of the sport - a non-macho nickname that captured the beauty of how he played.

 

 

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Big Bird, but biased answer for sure, my favourite Hab also.

I also like Crankshaft:ph34r:, but he only played part of one season (i know I know, part of a season too much.).

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12 hours ago, DON said:

Big Bird, but biased answer for sure, my favourite Hab also.

I also like Crankshaft:ph34r:, but he only played part of one season (i know I know, part of a season too much.).

 

LOL, loved Crankshaft, a completely hilarious player.

 

11 hours ago, Commandant said:

It felt longer than part of one season.

 

😄

 

Another nickname I forgot about was "Skills" for Hal Gill. 😆 

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On 3/1/2022 at 7:51 PM, tomh009 said:

What? No "Bird"? Ah well ...

Big Bird is my favorite too .. honorable mention Tuna :)

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1 hour ago, Plutarch said:

I know Patches may not be well loved anymore but "Wolverine" was a great nickname for a guy who came back from injuries so quick.

 

Agreed, but I never really knew whether that was just an internet-fan nickname or something that actually stuck.

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