Predators win a Super Mario, who becomes travel pal
Team has a cuddly new friend who takes on role unofficial mascotNHL.com @NHLdotcom
If the Nashville Predators new road trip mascot doesn't have a name yet we got them covered: Subb-er Mario.
While the team's plane to Denver was delayed on Friday, the Predators left the Nashville airport and hit up the Dave & Buster's Restaurant at the nearby Opry Mills Mall. They returned with a few extra travelling companions, but were told they had to come back early the next morning to fly to Denver.
P.K .Subban posted the haul, which included a large blue dolphin, a red M&M, a brown M&M and the crown jewel of the trip, a large plush Super Mario, on Instagram.
Of all the new friends, it's Mario that has had the staying power.
The Predators Twitter account has shown Mario on the team plane, complete with seat belt (safety first, kids), in an Uber on his way to the Pepsi Center before the Predators' 3-2 win against the Colorado Avalanche and being carried to the airport where they boarded a flight to Vancouver to face the Canucks on Tuesday.
While Mario has become the unofficial road trip mascot, the team hasn't forgotten about GNASH, the big cat that pumps up the crowd at home games. The second Mario tweet even included the hashtag #iloveyouGNASH.
You'd have to think that if the Predators win again, Super Mario will keep getting the first class treatment.