We here at Untypical Girls have a variety of inside jokes that we may or may not use in our posts here. Obviously, 99.9% of our posts are about the Dallas Stars, so all of these are Stars related – whether that will change or not is unknown.
Stars players have their own set of nicknames – Otter (Steve Ott), Mittens (Antti Miettinen), etc. This doesn’t include those, as we presume that you probably know those already. And if you don’t, they’re easy to figure out. These? Less simple.
Borat Pushkart – Konstantin Pushkarev. He’s from Kazakhstan (which explains the “Borat” part – we’re not very original), and his last name, when it’s 3 in the morning, can be typoed as “Pushkart”. (EDIT: Apparently Pushkarev has gone to Russia to play for like, twelve times the money he was making in Iowa. WHATEVER, BORAT.)
Happy Meals – Matt Niskanen. This stems from a practice report, where they show the white board in the locker room, and it says “Lunch provided by Niskanen – Happy Meals?!” I thought this was hilarious (and also, who wants to take bets that it was Smith or Otter that wrote it?), and we’ve taken to calling Niskanen “Happy Meals”, and sometimes I call him “Baby Niskanen”. I love that kid so much.
Iskristiy – Russian for “Sparky”, according to one of Patty’s buddies. Iskristiy is Russian’s pet alligator, as named by Caitlin. From what Caitlin has told me, Iskristiy’s diet is people that annoy Russian – namely, cameramen. Iskristiy lives in the moat around Russian’s house, and is Russian’s primary animal-of-affairs (see Boxworthy)
Jussi Fruit – Jussi Jokinen. When Jen first saw the name on the roster, she said “Juicy Joke-inen? What?” Obviously, it is pronounced “YOU-see YO-ki-nen”, as he is Finnish, but we’ve adopted a phrase – Jussi is Juicy – which has since led to Jussi Fruit.
Midget – Chris Conner. He’s not actually a midget – he’s 5’8″ – but when you see him standing next to someone like Mike Modano (who is 6’3″), he looks so tiny.
No Lip Tipp – Head Coach of the Dallas Stars, Dave Tippett. He has no lips, particularly when he is angry. It’s one of many reasons why he needs to grow the ‘stache back.
Roenacking – One of those annoying combo-words, combining Roenick and hijacking. Jeremy Roenick talks a lot, and although he is a classy guy and all, just please STFU already, kay?
Russian – Sergei Zubov, for obvious reasons.
Swedish Fish – Loui Eriksson. At the 2007 Dallas Stars Icebreaker, while Caitlin and Cat were waiting to meet Mike Smith and Loui Eriksson, Caitlin was hungry. It was brought up that Loui Eriksson is Swedish, which is why he is so unbelievably beautiful, and the first thing that came to mind? Swedish Fish. (EDIT: We revoked the Swedish Fish name for Eriksson when he started sucking, and gave the name to Joel Lundqvist, but then felt bad. Lundqvist is now Swedish Fish Mach I.1, and his twin Henrik is Mach I.2, while Eriksson is Swedish Fish Original Flavor, or SFOF if you’re into acronyms.)
Turkmonster: Thanks to Erin for this one, for making crazy cavemonster sounds while telling Turco to stay in his hockey lair.
This will be updated as time goes on, I promise.