Nothing gets an NHL fantasy draft and league chuckling like a string of hilarious and timely team names. While the top players in fantasy hockey are always changing, the desire to have a clever and creative name for your squad never dulls or goes away.
After scouring the Internets for the most laugh-out-loud names, we've dug up a few gems for you.
Eberle Hills 90210
If you manage to talk your lady friend into playing fantasy hockey with you, or just so happen to have a soft spot for DromRoms, we've got the perfect name for your (or her...) team.
What, you don't think any of Brad Pitt, George Clooney or Matt Damon are cool enough to reference with your fantasy team name? Then you're trying too hard, pal. Ocean's Eleven is a classic heist movie regardless of which version you prefer.
Bros Before Hossas
As the team name implies, you should always, always put your friends ahead of your favorite Slovakian forward. That's what this is about, right?
Don't Toews Me Bro
An oldie but a goodie, this one has been popping up in fantasy leagues for several years now. The repetition doesn't make it any less funny, though, especially when recounting the reference in one's head.
Never Go Full Kopitard
A reference to the criminally underrated Tropic Thunder, this is one of my personal favorites. As Robert Downey Jr's character says, "you never go full Kopitard." (NSFW clip due to language at the jump)
Glass of Marleau
Maybe it's just because I used to (kind of) work in the wine industry that this one tickles my funny bone, but it's awfully clever regardless of your pick of poison. Unless you're Miles from Sideways. (Also a NSFW clip due to language)
If subtlety is your thing, we've got the perfect name for your fantasy team. This is a NSFW team name if there's ever been one.
For those of you in deep keeper leagues, this is the name for you. It represents what happens to your back after staring at stat lines and waiver wires for hours on end. We may or may not love Dobber Hockey.
You can troll two different fanbases at once with this gem. People seem to be pretty upset about Ben Affleck playing Batman, and no one likes Gary Bettman.
Doughty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC and hockey just seem to go together naturally, so this name works. And two points for alliteration.
You have a chance to get in on the ground floor with this name. Cam Atkinson of the Columbus Blue Jackets hasn't made himself a household name just yet but has the talent to do so.
Karlssons of Anarchy
If you happen to be a fan of the show and the Ottawa Senators, you just ran out to join a league tonight.
Pimpin' Ain't Parise
You have to mispronounce the name to truly get it to work, but it's the thought that counts, right? Pimpin' ain't easy. Parise. Pah-ree-zay.
Shipping and Yandle-ing
Hypothetically, you work for the US Post Office and realize that Keith Yandle could be a top-five fantasy defenseman this season. If you fit into this small demographic, we've got the perfect name for you.
Bust a Kapanen
Sami hasn't been in the NHL for a while, but who could resist the chance to use a Finnish hockey player's name while adding gangster appeal to their team name?
A play on words for the criminally bad and sadly overblown made-for-TV movie SHARKNADO, why not incorporate a possible 20-goal scorer into your team name if you have the chance?
I Can See Cleary Now
Dan Cleary has one of the best comeback stories in recent NHL memory, so it only seems natural to tie his name to one of the most feel-good songs ever. Just try not to smile.
Timely since the popular television series is coming to an end right as the hockey season gets underway. Unless you're one of the 17 people who aren't watching Breaking Bad or really dislike the Chicago Blackhawks, this one could be the way to go.
Relax I Was Olli Jokinen
It's one thing to be able to use one portion of a player name in your team title, but this is ridiculous. A full name? While it isn't overly clever, you'd likely be the only person in your league with an entire player's name making up a portion of your squad name.
They Tuukka My Stanley Cup
Wu Tanguay Clan
Another way to pay homage to your hip-hop roots while playing fantasy hockey...and utilizing the name of a French Canadian while you're at it.