Flint Freak Out

Earlier this week, The Hockey News reported on the possible new name of the OHL's Plymouth Whalers, which will relocate to Flint, Michigan next season.

Apparently, Flint Tropics is one of the names in the running — the same name as a fictional basketball team in Will Ferrell's 2008 film "Semi-Pro."

What's funny is that Nick Burton applied the Tropics branding to a hockey uniform and sent it to me almost three years ago! I've had it in my vault not quite sure how/if/when to post it.

When this week's news came out of Flint, I realized there'd never be a more appropriate time to share it with the world. What do you think?

But wait, there's more.

As a bonus, Nick put together another version of his Tropics concept this week.

By the way, this name has inspired more than one artist. Expect us to revisit the Flint Tropics in the near future.