In the first edition of our
Mascot Showdown yesterday, Montreal's Youppi! dominated Boston's Blades, getting two thirds of the fan vote. And since the Penguins'
Iceburgh gets a walk since the Rangers don't employee a plush-covered prodder, we move on to the Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild. Which team's mascot is better?
BIO (via blackhawks.nhl.com): Tommy Hawk is the official mascot of the Chicago Blackhawks. Tommy is the best mascot in the NHL. This feathery fowl loves to dance, play hockey and generally cause mascot mayhem wherever he goes. Tommy is not only at all Blackhawks home games, but Tommy makes numerous appearances throughout the Chicagoland area and the country. Tommy loves to attend all types of events from birthday parties, block parties, schools, parades, business expos to pretty much anywhere that laughter and fun are needed.
Position: Center (of Attention)
Weight: 2,356 Hockey Pucks
Shoots: Pucks and t-shirts to the crowd
Resides: In Tommy’s Nest on top of the United Center
Hobbies: Playing hockey, reading, dancing, spraying silly string, laying eggs, getting the bird’s eye view
Favorite Foods: Roasted Duck, Pickled Penguin, Coyote Burgers, Buffalo wings
Favorite Song: Here Come the Hawks, Freebird, Shake ya Tail Feather,
Dislikes: Detroit, being called an eagle, getting his tail feathers plucked.
BIO (via wild.nhl.com): A Wild animal born in the north woods of the Iron Range, Nordy was found skating the frozen lakes and ponds near Eveleth, MN. While no one truly knew what sort of Wild animal he is, it was clear that Nordy encompassed the true spirit of the Wild. So in 2008, Nordy proudly accepted the offer to become the mascot for the Minnesota Wild. He stays true to his "up north-y" roots but has moved into his own lair at Xcel Energy Center so he can be closer to his favorite hockey team. Nordy wears the number 18,001 to represent his place as a member of The Team of 18,000. To date, he has the largest number ever allowed on an NHL jersey! Nordy lives for hockey and is one of the last players to still sport his "hockey hair" mullet. Nordy is strong and rugged but huggable and fun loving. He loves to visit kids and get high fives but be careful...he can be a rascal and play jokes on anybody!
Jersey #: 18,001
Weight: Don’t ask
Birthday: January 10, 2007
Birthplace: Eveleth, Minnesota
Resides: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Shoots: From the hip