I feel like any post on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day must have holiday flavor, no matter how unrelated. And really, since you've already seen these names, it's not much of a gift to you (unless you haven't seen them, in which case: Surprise!). Looking back to our two installments from the 1980s (here and here), I'm taking the top 3 from both and taking them to the final 1980s stage. Gone are the Petri Skrikos, and Tim Tookeys, and Peter Loobs, as they fall back from our far more interesting (according to you, the voters) contenders...
Once again, our goal:
...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 final six:
- Cleon Daskalakis - I cannot help but think of Miss Cleo when I think of this guy.
- Rob Ramage - Co-starring with Karl Hungus in Logjammin' II: The Paper Mill.
- Dwayne Lowdermilk - Louder milk? Does that mean like, 2%? Vitamin D?
- Daren Puppa - I said it once, I'll say it again: Puppa Scoopa. Excellent.
- Ron Tugnutt - He just can't not be here.
- Jeff Beukeboom - "Hey Jeff, don't forget your stick..."
Let's make this happen, one shining moment.