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Complaint launched against Vancouver Green Men

Posted on: May 2, 2011 3:10 pm
Edited on: May 2, 2011 9:41 pm
 

Could the green be going in Vancouver?

The green, of course, are the famed Green Men, “Force” and “Sully”, who sit clad in spandex next to the opposing penalty box at Canucks games. They have gained plenty of attention in the last two seasons with their taunting tactics when opponents enter the sin bin, including such things as handstands, Wild dances and cutouts of famous opposing fans in Canucks clothes.

Check out this most recent one with Carrie Underwood, wife of Nashville’s Mike Fisher, with a Vancouver sweater on.

Well, news has leaked out that a complaint has been filed with the NHL to curb the duo’s dancing and actions. Many are speculating the complaint came from the Predators considering the timing of it all. TV analyst and former goaltender Glenn Healy is saying the complaint did, in fact, come from the Predators.

Courtesy of Jason Botchford:

But Healy, who has become the point man on this story, was again incredulously discussing it on TEAM 1040 Monday morning. Still offended with [the Green Men], he said Nashville issued a former complaint and, as a result: "The rule has been laid out."

So what have the two now controversial men been told? Apparently to back off on the glass touching and to stop the handstands.

Now, Botchford says the two are headed to Smashville for Games 3 and 4, although no word on where they will be sitting.

If this complaint did, indeed, come from the Predators, then mission accomplished for the superfans. Admittedly, they are trying to get the other team out of sorts with their antics, take them “out of the zone,” as one says.

I say no harm, no foul. They are paying customers and aren’t crossing any lines from what I can tell. It’s no different than fans slapping the board every single time the puck is played in front of them. Every time .

There’s a Facebook group to save the Green Men. If you want to see what makes the men tick, check out this video.

-- Brian Stubits

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 4:01 pm
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Since: May 12, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2011 6:32 pm
 

Complaint launched against Vancouver Green Men

Those Guys are great. The original spandex suit men of the NHL. I find their antics hillarious. When did Hockey get so F#%*&ing Soft! Back in the 70's there was way more shit going on then now. Players even went into the stands to beat fans with teir own shoes. In a sport where fighting is a five minute penalty with no suspension and you can return and play in the same game, you would think these guys would have a lttle more spine. But Between those flopping froggy Canadien Fans calling for Chara's arrest after "the Hit" as an assault and battery, and now this, I am wondering if good ole Hockey is dead and political correctness and soccer moms have invaded this sport as well. Shut up and enjoy it. The NHL Playoffs is the best sports on TV. it is like another sport compared to the regular season. Stop with the whiniey bullshit and hit somebody! Thats what Terry O'Rielly would do!

GO BRUINS!



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Complaint launched against Vancouver Green Men

Feeling a little insecure about your manhood, are you?

I think they are great superfans that add to the experience when you watch a Canucks game.  Two guys, having fun, razzing the opponents in the box.  What's wrong with that?  Isn't it the job of the fan to make it more difficult to play in the opposing barn?

I mean, am I missing something here?



Since: May 5, 2011
Posted on: May 5, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Complaint launched against Vancouver Green Men

Hello everyone this is my video I am glad it is on here . If you want any more videos on here you are welcome and if you want a certain video that i dont have i will be pleased to get it



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 4:55 pm
 

Complaint launched against Vancouver Green Men

why would the Montreal police investigate something in Vancouver???



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: May 4, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Complaint launched against Vancouver Green Men

I have no interest in seeing men in spandex so tight it shows their azz crack rubbing themselves all over the glass.  I guess the Vancouver fans are into that kind of thing, but I don;t enjoy it.  They are quite G2y though - which makes them a perfect mascot for that team and that city.



Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2011 12:01 pm
 

Complaint launched against Vancouver Green Men

No truth to the rumor that the Montreal Police Department is investigating.



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: May 3, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Complaint launched against Vancouver Green Men

Athough they are complete morons, who cares about the green men?  Players sitting in a penalty box can't handle it?  I'm sure an ass like Jordan Tootoo of all people can handle, but then again, maybe he's more of a bitch than I thought.  Regardless of how moronic these green clowns are, a cutout of Vince Vaughn in a Nucks jersey was pretty funny.  Seeing a fake ass bandwagon Hawk fan being made fun of isn't a bad thing at all.



Since: Sep 10, 2009
Posted on: May 3, 2011 10:39 pm
 

Complaint launched against Vancouver Green Men

I think this is sweet. Go Green! People need to lighten up.



Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: May 3, 2011 9:42 pm
 

Complaint launched against Vancouver Green Men

Glenn Healey's a jackass! He must be trying to get a desk job working for the NHL.


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