It was revealed during the second intermission of yesterday’s Canucks game on Hockey Night in Canada that the NHL has told the Green Men to knock off some of their antics beside the opposition penalty box. Apparently they’ve been told to not touch the glass. What’s worse is that Glenn Healy agrees with them!
Glenn Healy called them a “circus sideshow” and said “it’s about the game, it’s about the players, it’s not about guys doing hand stands”. Here’s the problem with that. It’s about the FANS. The Green Men are not paid employees for the Canucks, they’re sitting in seats that were purchased. They’re fans. What’s more, other fans enjoy watching the Green Men too. They spice up the game.
If the Predators are complaining about this, the NHL should tell them to suck it up. Is it really a big deal? I’m sure players are attacked more by foul mouthed Flyers fans in Philadelphia anyway.
Leave the Green Men alone NHL!