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Happy Halloween, people. Seems as if I frightened a few too many of you with last year’s costume, so here’s a few horrific-related NHL lists to help celebrate the occasion instead:

Scariest-sounding NHL names (active and retired):

Jerry “King Kong” Korab

Stu “The Grim Reaper” Grimson

Derek “Boogeyman” Boogaard

Pat “Little Ball of Hate” Verbeek

“Terrible” Ted Green

Doug “Killer” Gilmour

Dave “Charlie” Manson

Alf “The Embalmer” Pike

John Tortorella

Tie “The Albanian Assassin” Domi

Connie “Mad Dog” Madigan

Claudio Scremin

Link “The Missing Link” Gaetz

Glen Harmon

Danny/Ron Schock

Scariest hockey terms:



Attacking zone


Entering Referee’s Crease


Scariest Horror Movie Titles Slightly Altered To Double As Hockey Movies:

The Shinny-ing

I Know What You Did During The Last Collective Bargaining Agreement

Scammers 3: Bruce McNall, John Spano and Sanjay Kumar

Night Of The Living Dead: Air Canada Centre Edition

House Of Whacks

The Blair Betts Project

The Exercisist: Rod Brind’Amour

Scariest team in The Hockey News’ fantasy pool:

Mine! That’s right, as of today – and after picking 16th overall in our pool – I’ve finally ascended to my rightful spot in first place. And don’t ask web editor Edward Fraser (who was unfortunate enough to state publicly his team was better than mine) where he’s ranked right now. Let’s put it this way: if it weren’t for the shabby excuse for a team Art Designer Jamie Hodgson put together, Fraser would have nowhere to go but up.


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Elvis Merzlikins

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