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Can you name the NHL teams by their name origin?

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Named for an older team, which was named for an older team, which was named for its city's historical role in the aviation industry.
Michael Eisner named this team for a peewee hockey team; since the 2006 season it's lost its edge, so to speak.
Named for the residents of Nassau and Suffolk County.
Named for predators in the nearby Red Triangle, described as 'relentless, determined, swift, agile, bright and fearless'.
Named for a World War I Canadian regiment, which itself was named for the nation's symbol.
A homage to the Montreal Hockey Club, which was nicknamed 'The Winged Wheelers'.
Named by owner Jack Kent Cooke, who wanted to epitomize royalty.
Named for the uniforms worn by Union soldiers.
Named after its city's status as 'The Capital' of electrical discharge.
Named for a Canadian folk hero.
This name was voted most popular by fans for being 'a beautiful, powerful act of nature that is indigenous to the mountain region'.
Named for the nationality of the team's players; originally, only those of French descent could join (and no yanks!)
Voted by fans, this name was inspired by a saber-toothed tiger fossil excavated in the region.
Named through a contest for its symbolism of Southwest America.
Named for the classification of its city. And it's not in Ottawa.
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Named by Ed Snider's sister, who appreciated its alliteration and representation of the speed of hockey. Also, 'Quakers' had to go.
Derived from an urban legend of a cryptid similar to the Chupacabra (but instead of goats, it mutilates people).
Named for a World War I battalion which owner Frederic McLaughlin served with; the battalion was named for a Native American chief.
Originally named for Minnesota's state motto, 'Etoile du Nord'; it was shortened upon moving to match another state motto (in English this time).
Named for the burning of Atlanta in the Civil War; kind of lost its touch after moving north of the North.
Named for W. H. Handy's jazz tribute to its city.
Named for the region's prominent petroleum industry.
Chosen from a pool of six, including the Blue Ox, the Freeze and the Northern Lights. They went with a representative of the great outdoors.
Inspired by the nickname of the arena, 'The Igloo'. Having the same first three letters as the state helped.
Owner Charles Adams wanted a name representing physical might to match a brown and yellow color scheme.
Tired of area sports teamed called 'The Bisons', team officials picked a completely new name symbolizing leadership.
Owner H. Wayne Huizenga used his franchise to draw attention to an endangered cat in the region.
Named from an older team of the same name, which in turn was named for its federal location.
Peter Karmanos Jr. named this team for the weather of the region after it moved from Hartford. As it turns out, the weather can get ugly.
Named for the Texas police force via a pun on owner Tex Rickard's name.

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