28 June 2010
Devils, Rangers and Islanders
Here are the name origins of three NY/NJ Metro area hockey teams.
The New Jersey Devils took their name from a NJ legend. A witch allegedly gave birth to a demon known as "Jersey Devil" in 1735 and this half-man / half-beast supposedly stalks the Jersey Pine Barrens.
The New York Islanders name is supposed to have come from a suggestion made by orginal co-owner Roy Boe's wife. Instead of naming the team the Long Islanders, she suggested calling the team the New York Islanders in an effort to win over some unhappy New York Ranger fans. The team colors are orange, blue, white, silver, and Atlantic green.
An updated logo depicting a fisherman was not popular with fans and the team went back to its orginal logo with the "Y" in NY in the shape of a hockey stick going through Long Island.
The New York Rangers took their name from MSG President Tex Rickard. His team was unofficially known as Tex's Rangers (a play on the Texas Rangers police force), but Rangers became the official name.
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