Pietrus wants fans to pick his nickname


Pietrus wants fans to pick his nickname

BOSTON -- Mickael Pietrus has heard a handful of nicknames over his eight-year NBA career. But now thats playing for the Boston Celtics, he wants a new moniker on his new team.

Ive got France, Threetrus -- Pietrus, Threetrus -- and Black Mamba 2, he told CSNNE.com. They cant pick the same name Orlando called me, Peaches. It was Peaches because thats my favorite food.

Pietrus has also been called The Black Puma, which he learned about from his Wikipedia page.

So whats next? Pietrus is enlisting the help of Celtics fans to come up with a new nickname.

Ill let them pick, he said. "It would be more fun if they can hit me up on Twitter (@MickaelPietrus) and find a nickname for me. I will tweet what the Boston Celtics fans should call me.

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Crosby scores in season debut


Wednesday, Oct. 26: Crosby scores in season debut

Here are all the hockey links from around the world, and what I’m reading while having a deep thought while watching commercials: how lost in your own quirkiness do you have to be to name your kid Beowulf?

*The Predators had a nasty case of food poisoning hit their team, and Adam Vingan has all the gory details.

*A great chat with FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jimmy Murphy and the legendary Russ Conway about the legendary Bobby Orr.

*Martin Biron says that Frederik Andersen looks like a much different player now with Toronto than he did with the Anaheim Ducks last season.

*An observation from a Tuesday with 1,000 decisions is that Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff has a really tough job.

*As mentioned above, Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen is having a tough time in his new locale, and there may be several reasons why.

*An early Christmas present for Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop would be his two front teeth.

*Pro Hockey Talk has Sidney Crosby returning on Tuesday night, and immediately leading the Penguins in a balanced attack.  

*For something completely different: A. Sherrod Blakely has his Celtics preview, and says it’s a new year with tons of new expectations for the Men in Green.