What is this? A mascot?
Are the Flyers introducing a mascot?
That seems to be the consensus from this video they posted on Twitter today:
Well, this is interesting… pic.twitter.com/KfMlTJpuxy
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) September 19, 2018
For what it’s worth, the Flyers are the only Philadelphia sports team without a mascot. You’ve got Swoop, the Phanatic, Franklin, and now Phang representing the other four clubs. The Flyers had a mascot called “Slapshot” back in the mid-70s but he/she/it was literally the only mascot in team history.
If they do go with a mascot, he/she/it should jump into the penalty box and fight an opposing player once per game.