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Brian P. Dermody
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#1 Posted on 16.9.05 1721.16
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The world rejoices. (espn.com)

I was really worried he'd be put out to stud when the Nationals brought out those freakish birds.
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#2 Posted on 17.9.05 1225.33
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Does any other hockey team have a mascot?

Youppi is adorable, though.
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#3 Posted on 17.9.05 1518.16
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The Calgary Flames have Harvey the Hound.

Vancouver Canucks-Fin

Toronto Maple Leafs-Carlton the Bear (seen here confronting Matthew Barnaby)

Those three are off the top of my head, but here's a list of NHL mascots.

edit: Add me to the list rejoicing at the new life of that Youppi! has found with Les Canadiens.

(edited by The Goon on 17.9.05 1419)

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#4 Posted on 17.9.05 2240.41
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And in so doing, go down in history as the Bo Jackson of mascots. Good for him.

íViva Youppi!
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#5 Posted on 19.9.05 2024.07
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I believe the best way to describe this is from our friends at Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:



Main Entry: fanĚtabĚuĚlous
Pronunciation: fan-'ta-by&-l&s
Function: adjective
Etymology: blend of fantastic and fabulous
slang : marvelously good




Can't begin to say how awesome this is.
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#6 Posted on 19.9.05 2030.13
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Just thinkin' out loud here - any chance the Blackhawks can pick up Chief Illiniwek when he's looking for a new gig?
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#7 Posted on 19.9.05 2056.32
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    Originally posted by TheOldMan
    Just thinkin' out loud here - any chance the Blackhawks can pick up Chief Illiniwek when he's looking for a new gig?


That would require Bill Wirtz to actually spend money. What are the odds?
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#8 Posted on 20.9.05 0113.37
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The Flames have been claiming for years that Harvey the Hound was the NHL's first full-time mascot, joining the team in 1984.

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#9 Posted on 20.9.05 1321.13
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Harvey the Hound may be the first mascot in the NHL, but he didn't join when the Flames moved to Calgary.

I only know this because in the 2003-4 season, I went to a game which proclaimed it was Harvey the Hound's 20th birthday. The 16th of February, 1984 was the debut of Harvey.

Why this knowledge remains in my head is a mystery to me.
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