NHL Background Checks: The Meaning Behind Every Team's Nickname

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NHL Background Checks: The Meaning Behind Every Team's Nickname
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Blue Jackets? Red Wings? Maple Leafs? Canucks?

To most, these titles seem absurd, but there is some logic behind team nicknames in the NHL.

The National Hockey League includes 30 franchises, six in Canada and 24 in the United States. These clubs have some of the most diverse and original names in the history of professional sports.

While some people could care less where the nicknames originated, other fans are probably very curious about where they came from.

So for those who were wondering and never took the time to research, here is the reasoning behind the madness of NHL nicknames.

 Note: If you are also interested in NCAA, NFL, NBA and MLB nicknames, check my profile for the articles.

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