The big question ahead of Scott Hartnell's return to Philadelphia Thursday night was would you see him in the same room with Gritty?
It's a valid question.
Some believe Hartnell is the Flyers' mascot because of the resemblance.
Like, seriously …
Not that crazy, right?
Well, we got our answer Thursday morning: Hartnell is not Gritty.
The beloved former Flyer will be honored during tonight's game against one of his other former clubs, the Predators. The commemoration will consist of a ceremonial puck drop, in-game features and appearances on the broadcasts.
So Gritty selflessly helped Hartnell get ready for his big night. Hartnell did the same for Gritty.
Did @GrittyNHL and @Hartsy43 just become best friends? pic.twitter.com/GnxucCp72G— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) December 20, 2018
We can’t even with these two. 😂 pic.twitter.com/licgzWqkii— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) December 20, 2018
Looks like @GrittyNHL got @Hartsy43 a little gift for his retirement from the @NHL... pic.twitter.com/c12lGMUNVs— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) December 20, 2018
Bold move, @Hartsy43. Bold move. pic.twitter.com/qUg9cQDEKA— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) December 20, 2018
It was all fun and games until... pic.twitter.com/Ezb0wsgqJw— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) December 20, 2018
Gritty was wreaking havoc Tuesday night.
.@GrittyNHL is OUT OF CONTROL, as usual. pic.twitter.com/LVLjBRZKg8— NHL GIFs (@NHLGIFs) December 19, 2018
We can now say that was not Hartnell dressed as Santa.
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