In the world of sports, nicknames are as common as they come.
Some are earned, like "The Great One" or "Super Mario," while some are bestowed upon an athlete from the media and the fans like "Sid the Kid."
But for some players the lack of originality behind their respective nicknames is a downright shame. After all, a nickname is something for the fans to latch onto and the play-by-play announcers to embellish.
There are players in the NHL who currently have nicknames that do not quite represent them as well as it should. Here are realistic nicknames for four of the NHL's biggest stars.