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Can you name the all of the teams that have been in the NHL since its inception?
Enter a team nickname in the box below
Correctly named team nicknames will show up below
Answers do not have to be guessed in order
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Enter team nickname:
/59 team nicknames correct
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Notes and Facts
One of original 4 franchises, 1917-Present
One of original 4 franchises, 1917-1918, folded
One of original 4 franchises, 1917-1918, then changed name to synonym for stadiums
1918-1919, then changed name to honor a famous Saint, revered in Ireland
1919- February 14, 1927, then changed name to Canadian flag symbol
February 14, 1927-Present
One of original 4 franchises, 1917-1934, then moved to St. Louis taking a Patriotic bird as their mascot
1919-1920, then moved to Hamilton and changed name to a big cat
1920-1925, folded following a player's strike
1925-1941, then changed city name to Brooklyn
1941-1942, suspended operations due to World War II, franchise canceled in 1946
1925-1930, then moved to Philadelphia and changed name to a large local religious group
1926-1986, then got rid of the space in their name
1926-1930, then changed name to a bird
1930-1932, then changed name to crimson appendages
1967, then changed location to Oakland
1967-1970, then changed back to California, and added a local gate bridge color to name
1970-1976, then moved to Cleveland and became a high ranking member of society
1976-1978, then merged into the Minnesota North Stars, effectively ending franchise
1967-1993, then moved to Dallas, and dropped the direction
Notes and Facts
1972-1980, then moved to Calgary
1974-1976, then moved to Colorado and renamed to match the mountains
1976-1982, then moved to New Jersey and changed name to a local superstition
1979-Present, part of WHA-NHL merger
1979-1997, then moved to Carolina and became a weather phenomenon, part of WHA-NHL merger
1979-1995, then moved to Colorado and became a mountain hazard, part of WHA-NHL merger
1979-1996, then moved to Phoenix and became a canine nuisance, part of WHA-NHL merger
1993-2006, then dropped the Mighty
1999-2011, then flew north for the foreseeable future
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Mar 27th, 2011 at 13:44 GMT
Where's the Ottawa Silver Seven? Loved the quiz, and the comments too.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 14:16 GMT
I kept trying St Pats for Toronto because that is what I have always heard them called
Mar 27th, 2011 at 15:05 GMT
@koopa08, great hockey IQ, the reason the silver seven are absent, is because they were primarily known as the silver seven from 1903 to 1906, but after that (i.e. the whole time in the NHL) they were the Senators @ascottharv, good catch, I must've forgotten to put it, I'll go back and fix it right now
Mar 27th, 2011 at 15:08 GMT
Actually in regards to the Blueshirts, that was the name of the NHA Toronto team, the formal name for the Toronto teams was never finalized, but was registered as the Arenas later on. @koopa08 The Silver Seven were pre-NHL.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 15:09 GMT
Also it was a great quiz. Nice work.
Mar 27th, 2011 at 15:24 GMT
@Linden16, thank you first of all, secondly you are 100% correct, I include the Blueshirts since the Arenas used their players that season, but had no name. I thought that this was the commonly accepted way to talk about that team
Mar 28th, 2011 at 16:39 GMT
i thought the vancouver millionaires were a team?
Mar 28th, 2011 at 18:46 GMT
@___ The Vancouver Millionaires were a PCHL (and later WHL) team.
Mar 28th, 2011 at 20:58 GMT
ok thanks didnt realize that
Mar 28th, 2011 at 22:19 GMT
Just a nitpick here, but "Golden" does not describe the color of the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge is actually a kind of vermilion color. The strait it crosses was known as the "Golden Gate" long before the bridge was built, named after the "Golden Horn" of Byzantium (before the discovery of gold in California). But most likely the Golden Seals were so named because of the many golden things in the Golden State, including the gold color of Golden Seals owner Charlie Finley's other team, the Oakland A's, the local college team the Golden Bears, etc.
Mar 29th, 2011 at 18:20 GMT
@adamnvillani, you're completely right, I was using it as a play on words more than actual color, but the rest of your comment is an interesting history lesson, so thanks!
May 15th, 2011 at 21:06 GMT
@jhlzq3, 5 star quiz and I also have to apologize to you. I recently created a quiz that is very similar to this one. This quiz didn't come up when I did a search so I never realized it. If it had I never would have created the one I did. Mine is a bit different so maybe there's room for both but again, I'm sorry for the similarity and I just wanted you to know it wasn't intentional.
Jun 9th, 2011 at 02:53 GMT
@MandaandKris, don't worry about it, that seems to be the case for a lot of quizes on here, I'm not upset or offended, and thanks for the praise
Aug 22nd, 2011 at 04:19 GMT
Great quiz, forgot the Eagles. Side note - The Toronto team in the 1917-18 season were officially know as the Toronto Hockey Club.
Oct 17th, 2011 at 05:31 GMT
You need to add the new Jets to the quiz
Oct 18th, 2011 at 14:26 GMT
@Albinowolf, Hockey Club is now an accepted answer, and @robvd, the Jets are now on there
Jul 4th, 2012 at 22:26 GMT
Is it just me, or is there way too much time on this quiz? I got all but a few of the older ones with about 8 minutes left. Otherwise, fun quiz.
Feb 23rd, 2013 at 21:44 GMT
Blueshirts was not an NHL team name. that was the name of the team that played in the NHA. The NHL was formed to get rid of the owner of the Blueshirts Ernie Livingstone. The owners of the arena formed a new franchise called the Arenas. The media continued to call the team the Blueshirts. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_Arenas
Feb 24th, 2013 at 17:52 GMT
@davidt0827, This quiz starts in 1917, and at the time, for the first season of the NHL they did not have an actual nickname, so I put in Blueshirts, because that was what they were known as, then the nickname Arenas was given in 1918. You should look back over your suggested source as that is what it says about the evolution of the maple leafs franchise
Game published: Mar 25th, 2013 at 20:00 GMT
Mar 25th, 2013 at 20:25 GMT
Isn't there the Vancouver Millionaires?
Mar 25th, 2013 at 20:51 GMT
They were never in the NHL, just the PCHA, WCHL, and WHL
Mar 25th, 2013 at 23:01 GMT
*since ITS inception
Mar 26th, 2013 at 00:54 GMT
I can see why the Philadelphia Quakers weren't successful!
Mar 26th, 2013 at 02:30 GMT
Great to see some NHL love on the front page!!
Mar 26th, 2013 at 08:44 GMT
got 57 of them in the first 4 or 5 minutes. Spent another 5 minutes trying to think of the 2 non-Red Wings Detroit teams... then thought of both of them in about a 10 second span. Weird how that happens sometimes. Good quiz.
Mar 26th, 2013 at 11:43 GMT
Great quiz! The little hints made it very guessable once I had gotten through all I knew. It also helped that I struck by the vivid memory of the 1974-era NHL curtains I had on my childhood bedroom window. Managed to remember 3 more from that alone. Thanks!
Mar 26th, 2013 at 16:58 GMT
The BlueShirts were never members of the NHL. The NHL was formed by the other owners in the NHA to get away from the BlueShirts owner and a new team was placed in Toronto, the Arenas.
Mar 26th, 2013 at 21:07 GMT
The Toronto Arenas played in that first season 1917-18, because they won the Stanley Cup that season! kfs summed it up.
Mar 26th, 2013 at 23:00 GMT
I don't like the hints.
Mar 27th, 2013 at 04:11 GMT
I missed bulldogs and blueshirts I'm a huge nhl fan
Mar 28th, 2013 at 18:54 GMT
the Blueshirts were not part of the NHL. They were replaced by the Arenas which were owned by the Toronto Arena Corporation. The NHA wanted to get rid of the owner of the Blueshirts Ernie Livingstone and they voted to disband the NHA and then formed the NHL without Livingstone and formed the Arenas to fill a void in the city of Toronto.
Mar 28th, 2013 at 21:33 GMT
No one knows the Wanderers? smh not true fans.
Mar 30th, 2013 at 23:10 GMT
got all 59, this was a good quiz
Mar 31st, 2013 at 20:35 GMT
Loved this quiz! First Pittsburgh team was the last one for me. 59/59
Apr 3rd, 2013 at 05:04 GMT
The Toronto Blueshirts were an NHA franchise owned by controversial owner, Eddie Livingston. When the other NHA owners created the NHL to effectively disband the NHA, a temporary Toronto franchise was created and subsequently leased the Blueshirts' players. They were known simply as Toronto Hockey Club and won the 1st Stanley Cup for the NHL against the Vancouver Millionaires of the PCHA. The following season, the club was made permanent and were known as the: Toronto Arenas 1918-1919 Toronto St. Patricks 1919-1927 Toronto Maple Leafs 1927-Present
Apr 5th, 2013 at 01:55 GMT
Montreal Maroons? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Maroons
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