Most pro team nicknames make sense at some level. But there are a fair number of head-scratching nicknames. Here are 20 with explanations on their selection:
Coach fired after 16 years: Lindy Ruff was dismissed by the Buffalo Sabres after a poor start to their season. The NHL coach fired after 16 years will be replaced on an interim basis by Ron Rolston.
NHL deal, which must still be ratified, would allow up to 60 percent of the season to be played. Players to split revenue 50-50 with NHL and get a pension for first time.
After 113 days and overnight negotiations, the National Hockey League seems to be on the verge of an agreement with the players' association. There will be changes to pension plans, the players' share of hockey-related income, and salary caps.