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02-13-2013, 11:29 AM
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Which teams have the best and worst mascots

Also which teams don't have one? I know the Rangers don't have a costumed animal or something as one but I can't think of another.

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Also which teams don't have one? I know the Rangers don't have a costumed animal or something as one but I can't think of another.


Blackhawks have this thing

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I nominate Youppi for the best. Gotta love a mascot that's orphaned by a defunct team and rescued out of oblivion by another team in the same city. It's the only mascot that could possibly work for the Habs, who never struck me as a mascot sort of team.

According to Wikipedia, Edmonton, NY, Philly and Dallas don't have mascots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NHL_mascots

The original Pens mascot was a real live penguin, that's got to be considered for the 'best' as well.

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02-13-2013, 11:39 AM
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I nominate Youppi for the best. Gotta love a mascot that's orphaned by a defunct team and rescued out of oblivion by another team in the same city. It's the only mascot that could possibly work for the Habs, who never struck me as a mascot sort of team.

According to Wikipedia, Edmonton, NY, Philly and Dallas don't have mascots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NHL_mascots

The original Pens mascot was a real live penguin, that's got to be considered for the 'best' as well.
wasn't youppi created for montreal not just for the expos? i always thought he was basically created around the time of the olympics.

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Best: Harvey the Hound in Calgary

Worst: That stupid Duck with a hockey stick in Anaheim. Not sure if they still have him but 10 years ago or so they did.

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The Leafs have a wimpy TeddyBear.

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The Kings have Bailey (named after the Kings director of pro scouting "Ace" Bailey who died on 9/11)



For some hot Bailey action (LOL), check this out:

http://video.kings.nhl.com/videocent...8982&catid=731


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I nominate Youppi for the best. Gotta love a mascot that's orphaned by a defunct team and rescued out of oblivion by another team in the same city. It's the only mascot that could possibly work for the Habs, who never struck me as a mascot sort of team.

According to Wikipedia, Edmonton, NY, Philly and Dallas don't have mascots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NHL_mascots

The original Pens mascot was a real live penguin, that's got to be considered for the 'best' as well.
Let's keep it that way.

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Nordy is awful. Looks like something a kid threw up when he got food poisoning.


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Ducks have to have one of the worst (c'mon Duck fans, you had to expect this picture when you came into this thread ) lol


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Ducks have to have one of the worst (c'mon Duck fans, you had to expect this picture when you came into this thread ) lol

I think you mean the best.

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The Red Wings mascot is Al the Octopus, he's not a suited guy, he's a large model octopus that is lowered down. Al is awesome.

Harvery the hound is also awesome.

Everyone else's mascot...meh.

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I think Youpie is kind of creepy. I actually find most mascots that are somewhat human like are creepy.

I like animal mascots the best.

The Bruins have a bear, I think the Blackhawks makes sense and I like the King's lion.

I think the worst is actually Tampa's lightning bug-yes they are the lightning and lightning cab be scary, but lightning and lightning bugs aren't the same thing and there is nothing scary or fearsome at all about a lightning bug.

I am in general not a fan of weather patterns as mascots (and my kid's middle and high schools use them and I routinely complain about this fact).

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The Oilers have a dumb looking mascot. You can definitely tell its a suit and no real brain.


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Not a pinterest guy but saw a link for this some where:

http://pinterest.com/bruinsbear/

Check out the exs piece; best mascot (marketing) by far.


As an example:
"Said my back hair bothered her. Well guess what? Your toenails are disgusting Sandra."

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The Oilers have a dumb looking mascot. You can definitely tell its a suit and no real brain.



Well played!

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Not a pinterest guy but saw a link for this some where:

http://pinterest.com/bruinsbear/

Check out the exs piece; best mascot (marketing) by far.


As an example:
"Said my back hair bothered her. Well guess what? Your toenails are disgusting Sandra."
The Bear is not a mascot. The Bear is The Bear.

The Bruins' mascot is Blades. He is a bear.

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02-13-2013, 12:14 PM
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Avs used to have Howler, now have Bernie the st. Bernard

Howler was better, but the guy in the suit got fired for fighting with a Red Wings fan in the parking lot or something, so they scraped the whole thing. lol.

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The Bear is not a mascot. The Bear is The Bear.

The Bruins' mascot is Blades. He is a bear.
The bear should be the mascot.

I wish they'd bring back the "hockey rules" campaign.

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I don't like the Penguins mascot.. those eyes make it look like it's mentally challenged. I also think that Louie looks a bit generic. Actually most of the animal mascots look generic.

I like the Capitals' eagle though, and Al the Octopus.

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Okay Columbus wins (or is that loses) for worst mascot ever.

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I guess Youppi has the most interesting history but there is no such thing as a mascot that doesn't suck. Whenever one walks by I get this urge to kick it in the nads.

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Okay Columbus wins (or is that loses) for worst mascot ever.
Boomer ruled. How may mascots can shoot tshirts out of their head?

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