the salmon throwing is as dumb and derivative as coyote fans throwing snakes on the ice
towels, green men, and crowd anthem singing started here and that's good enough
one playoff tradition i'd like to see return: a few years ago they had drums for the intro...whatever happened to those? they brought back where the streets have no name as an intro, where are the drums?
I'd rather eat the salmon. In lieu of starting a new on-ice tradition, I can readily make myself available for any fresh Salmon dinners in the greater Victoria area. Perhaps a plank salmon?
Be ecologically conscious and throw farmed salmon.
Actually I seem to recall a salmon tossing incident back in the mid-1990's after Keenan had left the Rangers to coach the Blues. In a game against the Blues some fan tossed a salmon adorned with the sign "Keenan Sucks".
The last laugh was on the fan as the Canucks subsequently hired Keenan as coach.
Actually it was real life guy who ran around the parking lot at a Philadelphia Eagles game in green spandex and this was written into the TV series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia".
It all started in Philly outside of Lincoln Financial Field (the home of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles) about three years ago when a friend of one of the writers of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" donned green spandex suit and began high fiving fans after the Eagles had defeated the Cowboys (and Terrell Owens).
McElhenney's friend had a different plan. Without warning, his buddy (who is a well-respected orthopedic surgeon) stripped off his clothes and donned a full-body green spandex leotard and sprinted off to high-five everyone in the parking lot. A legend was born.
"He was running all over the place, and everyone wanted to take pictures with him," McElhenney recently told me. "Everyone started chanting, 'Green Man! Green Man!' It went on for several hours, and all I could think was, 'My god, there has to be a way I can take advantage of this on the show.'"
Green Man made his debut the next season in an episode entitled "The Gang Gets Invincible," which centered on three of the show's central characters trying out for the Eagles, just as they had seen in the film "Invincible." He instantly became a fan favorite. The moment McElhenney and Howerton saw Day dancing in the suit, they knew it was something fans would enjoy and thought it might spawn a few imitators across college campuses. They were right about the imitators but wrong about the scale, and before you know it, Green Man started spreading faster than gremlins exposed to water.
Does anyone remember a newspaper article about the origin of the green men that was posted in the past several months? I'm trying to recall if it was invented on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia or if the creators of that show witnessed/participated in a green man "event" at a Philadelphia Eagles game and then wrote it on to the show. I seem to remember the latter, but without documentation.
PS - Steelers invented the towel, but one could argue that the Canucks also "invented" it. At least, I don't think Nielson was stealing the idea, as countless NHL teams have done since Vancouver did it, as it was a spur-of-the-moment call to arms.