Let's start with the nickname: 'World's Okayest Goalie'.
The moniker is a good match when you consider the source - Aaron Dell - has that self-deprecating sense of humor that just seems to always work in the hockey locker room.
But, frankly, it doesn't fit anymore.
Others have tried. Dell arrived with the predictable nicknames of 'Deller' and 'Dellsie'. Joe Thornton got on a roll early last season when Dell won the team's back-up goalie battle, but had yet to really establish himself in the league.
Apparently the self-appointed arbiter of substitute names for teammates, Jumbo Joe first hung 'Dellicious' on Dell. Then he followed up with 'Licious', 'Lish', 'Bubbalicious' and … well, you get the idea. Clearly Thornton was getting off track.
In reality, the 28-year-old native of Airdrie, Canada, is making a name for himself with his ability and results. He doesn't need any clever label or pet name attached at this point - Aaron Dell the reliable NHL goaltender will do just fine.