For Pete's Sake

After playoff win, Predators mascot trolls NHL, ESPN and Alyssa Milano

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne saved a Chicago Blackhawks shot during the third period in Game 4 on Thursday.
Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne saved a Chicago Blackhawks shot during the third period in Game 4 on Thursday. The Associated Press

To the victor belong the spoils, and the Nashville Predators mascot is making sure to enjoy himself.

After the Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night and finished off a sweep of their first-round playoff series, Nashville’s mascot has been in full troll mode.

Gnash (yes that’s the mascot’s name) first took aim at the Blackhawks’ mascot, who indeed will have time for golf.

Next up was actress Alyssa Milano, who made playoff picks before the postseason started. Gnash has a long memory.

That’s pretty tame stuff, but then it was time to drop the gloves (hockey reference!) as Gnash set his sights on the NHL. First was a GIF of Dawson’s crying face from “Dawson’s Creek” that was said to be a live look at the league offices. He also tweeted that he was waiting to hear from the league that it was now a best-of-nine series.

Double Boom. Not surprisingly, both were later deleted.

ESPN was up next. Gosh, I can’t see why the Predators wouldn’t have liked these picks.

And finally, no troll job would be complete without taking a shot at the other team’s fans. The Chicago Blackhawks play the song “Chelsea Dagger” by The Fratellis each time the team scores a goal. The fact that the Blackhawks were shut out in both home games wasn’t lost on Gnash.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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