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Don't like the Phillie Phanatic's new look? Gritty has a message for you

Don't like the Phillie Phanatic's new look? Gritty has a message for you

When Gritty and the Phillie Phanatic met in September 2018 at Citizens Bank Park, a special bond was born.

With his best friend from across the street under the microscope for his new look, Gritty stepped up Tuesday night in defense of the Phanatic.

During the first period of the Flyers-Sharks game at the Wells Fargo Center, Gritty had a message for anyone out there not in support of the Phanatic's fresh style.

This is what best friends do.

Good for Gritty. The Phanatic would do the same for the orange fella.

Both will be reunited at the ballyard soon.

Look out.

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Did you miss Gritty playing Jenga? Scott Hartnell sure didn't

Did you miss Gritty playing Jenga? Scott Hartnell sure didn't

Gritty has certainly kept himself busy during quarantine and continues to find ways to keep the fun alive. 

On the agenda for today was a classic game of Jenga … but he played by himself. The Flyers went live on Instagram and their in-host arena Andrea Helfrich joined the party to feed questions and block suggestions for the mascot — who was clearly in the zone and couldn’t pause to read comments. 

It drew in a lot of attention. Some from other mascots around the NHL and mostly Flyers fans — but a familiar face even needed to check in on his friend. 

*Scott Hartnell enters the chat* 

The beloved former-Flyer joined in on the fun and to see how his friend was doing. 


Honestly, kudos to Gritty for building such a solid tower. Jenga isn’t easy with regular hands, I can’t imagine how difficult it must be with paws. 

Eventually, the tower did fall — but apparently the mascot will be back on Instagram tomorrow with a new activity. I hope he’s coloring or cooking, personally, but any Gritty content is content I can’t wait to see. 

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NHL odds: If Flyers and Penguins played in 2020 playoffs, who would win?

NHL odds: If Flyers and Penguins played in 2020 playoffs, who would win?

Another day without hockey gives many an opportunity to think about the hypotheticals, the what-ifs and more importantly, the playoffs. 

Jeff Sherman from the Westgate SuperBook tweeted out the odds for the first-round of the postseason if the league were to return and go straight into the playoffs: 

According to standings, the Flyers would be facing the Penguins in the first-round and have the most even series, as both teams come in at (-110), indicating there is no favorite. 

Before the NHL season came to a stop, the two teams only faced each other three out of the four scheduled meetings — the Flyers going 1-1-1 — and the games couldn’t have been any more different. 

The first meeting is one that Philadelphia would want to forget, getting blown out in a 7-1 loss. Since that meeting on Oct. 29, the Flyers have had one of the best records in the NHL. 

Even though both teams on paper seem to have similar chances in this series, based off of where both teams left off, the Flyers have the clear advantage, winning 9 of their last 10 games and were just a point out of first place. Where the Penguins were coming off of one of their worst stretches in 2019-20, winning just 3 of their last 10 games. 

It’s always an electric time when the two teams face off against one another in the playoffs. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long before it becomes a reality. 

There’s even the possibility that the regular season could resume at a later date, but all of this is simply up in the air for the time being. Fingers crossed that when things do eventually pick up, regular season or the playoffs, the Flyers will keep the heat that they had when things came to a halt. 

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