We Now Return to the Wacky Misadventures of Gritty, Already in Progress

Published on 27-Jan-2019 by Raoul Duke

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We Now Return to the Wacky Misadventures of Gritty, Already in Progress

NHL All-Star Weekend in San José was quite the scene, showcasing the best the sport has to offer.

But we're here to discuss the perverse orange creature known as Gritty.

The Philly mascot is still completely misunderstood and possibly feared in some circles, but his unchecked insanity is actually beginning to win over the masses.

Gritty certainly packed enough deranged acitivity into the final three months of 2018, and he's picking up right where he left off in the new year.


Actually, Gritty seems to have bonded with fellow Flyer and human Claude Giroux, a relationship that's somewhat stabilized the volatile mascot.




Let's just hope Gritty doesn't get too clingy.


Gritty was clearly a bit anxious about this trip to San José, but he packed like a seasoned traveler.


That's a pretty thorough list, although the rope probably should have triggered a couple of red flags.


His obseessive-compulsive disorder is the least of Gritty's concerns, as his penchant for random violence surfaced yet again during the All-Star festivities.


Dude really isn't emotionally equipped to process adversity.

Gritty did have a tender moment with Toronto Maple Leaf mascot Carlton the Bear, so perhaps not all hope is lost.


We give this relationship about two weeks before the restraining order is processed.