Photo from The Jonestown Institute (San Diego, CA), via upload.wikimedia.org
Decided to put these two close together; the 1970s are not to be trifled with. Fair warning: I will make at least one historical reference, so I hope you are familiar with Guyanese history.
Once again, our purpose:
...hockey history is chock full of names that can pique a person's interest, whether it's because it's unintentionally funny to the English sensibility (Petr Pohl), almost regal (Normand Rochefort), or lends itself to entertaining wordplay (Darius Kasparaitis). The criteria for our 'most interesting names' is a bit loose, in that the name can strike you as any one of the above descriptors, or all of them, but ultimately you are going to vote on the name that 'strikes' you the strongest.
The second set of candidates:
- Larry Goodenough - Just couldn't get this guy to give 110%. Was probably the first guy Canucks management asked about his opinion of this jersey design.
- Bill Butters - He's Butters!....uhhhh, that's me!
- Jim Jones - Oh...eww. Not good. But played in 1971-72 (Jonestown was in 1978).
- Jimmy Jones - Guess which player played in the post-Jonestown NHL? Nice try, "Jimmy."
- John Baby - Never wanted to grow up. Goes without saying he and his wife had a Baby. No word on whether he made the critical step to becoming a Baby Genius. Or have his own cereal called Baby Food. Or when he got real upset, he had to go outside for a Baby Stroll...
- Morris Titanic - Porn name.
- Greg Polis - Greg City, in the hizz-ouse! Like many cities, he was a bit rotund.
- Ron Homenuke - What a great name for a hockey player. Unfortunately, he only played one game in the NHL, thanks to a serious back injury.
- Dale Smedsmo - What a solid nerd name; in addition, his middle name was Darwin.
- Bill Hogaboam - Look at this guy. Just screams "Hoga-BOOM."
What name is the most interesting from this group?
Larry Goodenough (11 votes)
Greg Polis (0 votes)
Jim Jones (1 vote)
Jimmy Jones (0 votes)
Bill Hogaboam (3 votes)
Ron Homenuke (2 votes)
Bill Butters (2 votes)
John Baby (1 vote)
Dale Smedsmo (5 votes)
Morris Titanic (14 votes)
39 total votes