[Editor's Note: I was all set to come do a Late Night Poll for you
drunks late nighters when I stumbled on to this nifty little FanPost. No, I says to myself, I says, No, I cannot do bettern that. Consider this your late night poll and ramble away with your votes/choices/reminisces in the comments.]
\The two I can think of right off the bat are the Millionaires of Vancouver and Toronto's 228th Battalion.
Come on, the Vancouver Millionaires? That's an awesome name. It'd be like calling a team the... I don't know... the Los Angeles Pimps or something. Admit it, that would have been better than the Kings. They could even keep the purple and gold colors, too, though I their helmets would all need to have outrageous feathers attached to one side. They could even bling out their hockey sticks, too. Their goons would be required to shake down the rookies of the opposing team and shout "where my money at, bitch?" or something.
Then we've got the 228th Battalion. Yeah, the Canadian Army played in the forerunner to the NHL. Badassery? You're soaking in it. SOAKING. IN. IT. The only reason they didn't keep playing is because they were sent to kill some upstart Germans. It's the best excuse ever for why a hockey team couldn't show up to play an entire season. "Yeah, we'd come and take the Stanley Cup from you guys, but we're busy killing the Hun over here. So yeah, enjoy playing hockey while we're out here killing people by jumping into their trenches and stabbing them to a slow gory death with bayonets."
If there's ever another expansion, I'd require the Millionaires and the 228th Battalion to be the new team names in order to reflect hockey's awesome past. What team names of old would you guys resurrect in order to reflect hockey's past?