GRITTY IS HERE!
free the real pic.twitter.com/fsApGWbyjR— manny (@manny_hockey) September 25, 2018
We didn’t know we needed him, but now we just can’t live without him.
I'm in love with Gritty pic.twitter.com/nnVld4tFeO— Quigs (@BigSeanQ) September 24, 2018
The Philadelphia Flyers introduced a new mascot yesterday and it’s everything in my life right now (sorry kids).
LMFAO This can be used in so many places #Flyers pic.twitter.com/EcOAgaDpHd— Omar (@OLW93) September 25, 2018
It’s a big orange....thing. And it’s the new hotness in Philly mascots.
mood. @gritty pic.twitter.com/uEuQ79nPXt— r e e dS t r e e t s (@djREEDSTREETS) September 24, 2018
Now, Gritty is no Calrton the Bear, let’s make this clear. In the mascot hierarchy Calrton is on top because he is both lovable:
Mission accomplished! pic.twitter.com/P9pvuyhGfS— Adam (@ElSeldo) September 14, 2018
And a tough no-nonsense bad influence:
OK... two. pic.twitter.com/j2dLMWSFGy— Evil Carlton Bear (@EvilCarltonB) April 20, 2018
Gritty falls into the ‘creature’ category which is entertaining for adults to laugh at but terrifying to children. It’s a step above Edmonton Oilers mascot Hunter, which is terrifying to all.
This mascot talk reminds me of one important question:— Adam (@ElSeldo) September 24, 2018
WHY DID THEY GIVE HUNTER ABS? pic.twitter.com/6fc93et5ut
So thank you Flyers, for giving us the joy we’ve found in Gritty.
I'm going directly to hell and honestly I can't wait pic.twitter.com/lN1hZjAtAV— zetterberg sad feelings haver (@helmerroids) September 25, 2018
Here’s your (non-gritty) news:
Okay, seriously here’s the news:
Erik Karlsson was never going to be a Maple Leaf - Centre of Leafs Nation
Calgary Flames, San Jose Sharks and Washington Capitals All Release A Third Jersey - LWOS
Ron Hextall has really complicated the Philadelphia Flyers goalie situation - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers have themselves a goalie problem, and it’s their own fault.
Erik Karlsson Trade Reveals Much About Dallas Playoff Aspirations - Defending Big D
The Dallas Stars did not get their man. Instead, Erik Karlsson is San Jose bound. Despite the obvious disappointment of losing out on a marquee player, the failure of a Dallas-Ottawa deal to come together is a valuable learning opportunity. Who the Stars were and were not willing to include tells us a great deal about the roster, and how the 2018-2019 season might go.
Brian Gionta retires after 16 seasons in the NHL - Die By The Blade
Former Sabres captain Brian Gionta announced his retirement today and will take a small role in the organization
Golden Knights sign Shea Theodore to 7-year deal - Knights On Ice
The wait is over, as Vegas gets its young defenseman locked up before the regular season.
Luca Sbisa Gets Contract from Islanders - Lighthouse Hockey
Again, according to script
This is a huge year for Jake Guentzel - PensBurgh
Guentzel’s third NHL season has major implications.
Enjoy your day!