Ten of Our Favorite Detroit Red Wings Nicknames

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We all have favorite players and many of those players come with nicknames that make them even more embraced by the fanbase. Octopus Thrower goes over ten of its favorite Detroit Red Wings players nicknames. 

Dec 23, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar (21) celebrates his goal in the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

#10: Tomas Tatar- Tatar Sauce 

It’s obvious why he is called this his name. Tatar’s name is similar to tartar. Tatar was drafted by the Wings in 2009. He made his debut in the 2010-2011 season, but didn’t have a consistent spot on the team until the 2013-2014 season. As of 2015 Tatar has 53 goals 50 assists in 182 games. He was one of the key players who helped carry the Wings to the playoffs the past two seasons.

#9: Paul Ysebaert- Rocket Man 

A journeyman left winger, Ysebaert was a fan favorite in the early 90’s. At his peak, he had 35 goals and 40 assists in 1991-92 season. That same year he became the first Red Wing to win the NHL Plus-Minus Award.

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