Nicknames in hockey are about as pre-requisite as they come. With each new sweater a player puts on, there is another opportunity to earn a new name. They're typically awarded or bestowed, but not always well received. And perhaps a player's only shot at surviving the onslaught, is to grin and bear it (and try to accumulate more goals than monikers).
We asked Sharks twitter fans to share their favorite nicknames of Sharks players past or present.
All responses were sent to the Sharks official Twitter account @SanJoseSharks
and the top 10 responses are counted down below.10.
From @izzfizz117: Jason Demers
"Jacques" because it's hilarious & suits him so well9.
From @bearvsshawn: Taco Torrey 8.
From @Aparrella97: NEMO 7.
From @OhMySwed3: it will forever and always be Mush for Bryan Marchment. Dude was a boss at his hits.6.
From @GraemeMorr: Juicy Couture 5.
From @Vandis: sauce for @JamieMcGinn64 cus he's a #beauty 4.
From @agility4fun: "Crankshaft" = linear motion into rotation. Douglas Murray
will stop your forward motion & fling you around3.
From @GreenManV: #32 Arturs Irbe "Like Wall". 1994 Playoffs. Enough said.2.
From @GiantsJoshG: Joe "Woolly Mammoth" Thornton. He's jumbo in size, has shaggy hair, and one day will end up in a museum (hall of fame) too!1.
From @Troubadour9229: Pickles, of course. Because it's just so intelligent and he and Pringles (Wingels) can go on picnics.