Top Ten Coolest NHL Hockey Team Names

The Top Ten
1 Calgary Flames The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Cool name and there are a lot of cool "fire" related songs that the Arena can play... and they usually do!

The Calgary Flames are the best! Go Flames Go! Watch out because they might burn you!

The Calgary Flames are the best! Go Flames Go!

Flames are the top spot. Good

2 Tampa Bay Lightning The Tampa Bay Lightning are a professional ice hockey team based in Tampa, Florida. It is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The Lightning have three Stanley Cup championships in their history, in 2003-04, 2019-20, and 2020-21.

Awesome name. great for it too. I think the panthers should be bannished kicked out of th nhl forever though. old players play for the panthers but I love the name of the tampa bay lightning all though I am not a fan of them.

Lightning is the best name in the nhl but the team? NO!

Great team, name, jerseys, and players!

Like the name hate the team.

3 Nashville Predators The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

This is epic, like a clash between the avengers and the expendables. Where else do you here a team called the predators.

How is Flyers a cooler name than Predators?

I am a Boston fan and even love this logo.

4 New Jersey Devils The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The club was founded as the Kansas City Scouts in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1974. The Scouts moved to Denver, Colorado in 1976 and became the Colorado Rockies. In 1982, they moved to East Rutherford, New Jersey and took their current name. For their first 25 seasons in New Jersey, the Devils were based at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford and played their home games at Brendan Byrne Arena (later renamed to Continental Airlines Arena). Before the 2007–08 season, the Devils moved to Prudential Center in Newark.

They are named after one of the most famous cryptids in the world.

5 Buffalo Sabres The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Cool name, and I like the team colors. Logo is ok, but the old one from 97-06 was so much cooler.

6 Philadelphia Flyers The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.

The name, flyers is cool and innovative because what can you relate it to? Lightning - generic, predators - cool name and not as generic as lightning, but still generic

They are awesome dogs

Better than penguins

7 Colorado Avalanche The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The Avalanche and Coyotes are the only two teams in their division not based in the Central Time Zone; the teams are situated in the Mountain Time Zone.

Not the best team, but definitely the coolest name.

It's an avalanche. Literally that's beyond cool.

Its offensive (to skiers) but awesome!

8 Florida Panthers The Florida Panthers are an American professional ice hockey team based in the Miami metropolitan area.
9 Pittsburgh Penguins The Pittsburgh Penguins (colloquially known as the Pens) are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The Penguins are one of two NHL franchises in Pennsylvania, the other being the Philadelphia Flyers. The cities' proximity has led to a rivalry known as the "Battle of Pennsylvania". The club is owned by Mario Lemieux and Ronald Burkle, who purchased the Penguins in 1999 and brought the club out of bankruptcy.

Go name a basketball team the FLAMES! Both hockey and penguins are related to ice. Pens name and team is better than flyers.

ALL Pittsburgh teams have the Greatest names! Penguins, Steelers and Pirates!
Flyers? Flamers? Blues? Phillies, Browns? what is that?!

Pittsburgh's better then all you other teams. Don't try to deny the truth!

No but the flames are in a location that is cold. Beat that. Penguins is a silly name

10 Carolina Hurricanes The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.

I love the hurricanes, the crowd is hyped up, the storm alarm, and the storm surge is amazing! Very promising team in future.

One of the most dangerous storms to ever exist.

The Contenders
11 Boston Bruins The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins compete in the National Hockey League as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.

Should be higher up. They are actually named after a fierce animal and not a star or a penguin...like those are some sad names for a team.

12 Dallas Stars The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Dallas Stars is a REALLY cool name! But why isn't Pittsburgh Penguins on here? And why is flyers on here at all? The only reason they're called that is because it's the opposite of Penguins

Yeah, it's a cool name, and it was taken to somewhere it doesn't belong! The NORTH Stars was way cooler than the "stars"

13 Detroit Red Wings The Detroit Red Wings are a professional ice hockey team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League and are one of the Original Six teams of the league.

They are my favorite team. Too bad many of their better players retired of left.

14 Minnesota Wild The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

A name that actually sounds like it belongs in hockey, unlike panthers or predators

15 Chicago Blackhawks The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. They have won six Stanley Cup championships since their founding in 1926.

Back then Indians had different styles of names witch is cool and a Blackhawk is my favorite.

The name plus the Indian head logo!

16 San Jose Sharks The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Like this isn't even on the list first Calgary TRASH! the sharks or the hurricanes or anyone but the flames!

Best team ever

17 Phoenix Coyotes
18 Atlanta Thrashers
19 New York Rangers The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York City. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The team plays its home games at Madison Square Garden in the borough of Manhattan, an arena they share with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). They are one of three NHL teams located in the New York metropolitan area; the others being the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders.

I searched after a "sports star" because I had to write about one for school. I searched for an Hockey player, so I searched for a team first. The New York Rangers, this name were so cool, so I took them and found Rick Nash. He is my favourite player now and I am a real Ranger fan!

20 Los Angeles Kings The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

LOL they are not the kings of hockey and I am serious. Montreal Canadiens is much much cooler. Because it is a canadian sport and you know what? I am happy Atlanta lost it's two nhl teams. Because hockey is just not their game. But why florida arizona calfornia I mean their are more sunbelt teams than canadian franchises.

They've been kings for 2 years out of the last 5-so they've got a name that lives up to its billing. Montreal Canadiens, yeah, that's original. How about the Boston Americans while you're at it...Go Kings Go

This is the only hockey team from the southern states I like because they had gretzky.

The kings are the best team NAME ever. Even though I'm a st Luis blues fan

21 Montreal Canadiens The Montreal Canadiens (French: Les Canadiens de Montréal) are a professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Canadians are an awesome team name because we should always respect Canada and their people.

Montreal CANADIENS... This is a Canadian sport and yet this isn't a cool name even though it has Canadiens in it

Um, yeah, Hockey is a canadian sport.

22 Columbus Blue Jackets The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The Blue Jackets were founded as an expansion team in 2000.
23 Winnipeg Jets The Winnipeg Jets are a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

I love the whiteout!

24 Vancouver Canucks The Vancouver Canucks are an ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Under-ranked at less than 10?! Let's show some more respect for this great team.

Well whats better then an orca? this should be higher then the sharks and panthers and kings.

Do you even know what this is? The best name. DUH.

We are all Canucks

25 St. Louis Blues The St. Louis Blues are a professional ice hockey team in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Music is cool make a hockey teams name!

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