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What would you name a Blackhawks-themed Kentucky Derby horse?

Eddie Olczyk loves horse racing, so this is relevant.

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The 144th Kentucky Derby is Saturday, and each year it’s filled with big hats, mint juleps and interesting horse names. The latter, of course, is why we’re here.

Naming a horse for America’s greatest horse race or in general is no easy task. But we have a solution: name a horse with a Chicago Blackhawks theme. We know former Blackhawks player and current TV analyst Eddie Olczyk would agree this is a good idea.

The post time for the big event is at 5:46 p.m. Saturday. The race will be televised by NBC with coverage beginning at 1:30 p.m., as well as earlier coverage (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) on NBCSN. Online streaming is available through NBC Sports Live Extra.

Of course there’s obviously player nicknames to chose from: Stosh, The Golden Jet, Tazer, Kaner and Showtime, Sharpy, Mr. Goalie and Cousin Vinnie just to name a few. And if puns are the name of the game there’s Mare-ian Horsa.

MORE: Second City Hockey’s guide to Blackhawks slang, nicknames, and jargon

Below are some more Hawks-themed names:

  • Machine Gun (after the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion)
  • The Aflie 1
  • Tobin Puppet (OK, let’s not talk about this)
  • Did I Sutter?
  • Vegan Toews
  • Chelsea Dagger
  • Boynton Saw It
  • Steeger Rap
  • Brent Seabriscuit OR Seabrisket
  • Beauty (Corey Crawford’s 2013 speech)
  • Unconverted Power Play
  • Frolik Frolicking
  • Shinpads!
  • 17 Seconds
  • Wakey Wakey
  • Line Blender
  • Soup and a Sandwich
  • Tree Tirty Tree (this horse would always get third, right?)
  • Fruit and Crap
  • Circus Trip
  • Couldn’t Do Any Wirtz

Share your own Hawks-themed name in the comments.