So the Philadelphia Flyers have a new mascot by the name of Gritty. Gritty is getting mixed reviews mostly confused fans. Thanks to Gritty however, Philadelphia has now made the list of the most absurd mascots of the NHL. There is a look at that list at the link. NHL.NBCSports.com; PHT Power Rankings: NHL’s most absurd mascots; Adam Gretz; September 24, 2018. Some great old memories from the NHL including an African Penguin that caught pneumonia and a mascot attacked by a coach.