They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but there was nothing complimentary about Nordy’s antics Tuesday night.
Nordy positioned himself to the side of the Vancouver bench and gave Canucks goalie Eddie Lack his own personal show. Hips were gyrated, some thrusting was done, and somehow, the mascot managed to look more awkward than the ordinary Green Men.
While he couldn’t find his footing at first, Nordy eventually hopped up onto a length of sideline rails and managed some pelvic stirring—a highly effective maneuver for throwing off the opposing team.
It wasn’t exactly a Green Man waffle festival.
With that being said, there was a moment of distinct beauty in Nordy’s Green Man routine, and it occurred when Vancouver’s Zack Kassian looked up at the mascot in complete and utter confusion.
Screenshot via YouTube
His face said, “But...that’s the...we...but our guys do that.”
Here’s another angle of the routine, which was less elegant than the Green Men’s typical antics but infinitely more disconcerting.
Hemmelgarn (@bracehemmelgarn) December 18, 2013
It would appear that Nordy wasn’t just on Green Man duty Tuesday night—he also worked the crowd in a Santa uniform.
The famous Nordy took a pic with me last night!!😝 pic.twitter.com/QAmN7CxUuy— Dan Small (@dansamazing29) December 18, 2013
I don’t know how much they’re paying you, Nordy, but they need to double it.
You’re the dude playing a dude disguised as another dude, and you deserve a raise this holiday season.
The mascot game is getting meta.