Our opening round 1v8 matchup was very close, as Reto von Arx and Dit Clapper switched the lead a number of times before the final result. Now, we come to one of my favorite to win against a name I suspect was elevated by some enthusiastic Canucks fans. Whatever the reason, it comes down to this: Peanuts O'Flaherty, Orland Kurtenbach, and a 3v6 matchup. To see the results of the von Arx vs. Clapper showdown and the overall bracket, follow after the jump.
You can't stop Reto von Arx, you can only hope to contain him. Before I hand it over to vote on O'Flaherty-Kurtenbach, the purpose of the vote:
...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.
Rock the vote.