Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to Victor E. Green.
That being said, kudos to the Dallas Stars for trying to reach out to the younger generation and for producing an immediately-recognizable marketing tool. Dallas has been playing to sections of empty green seats in the American Airlines Arena for far too long, so hopefully Victor E. Green can start getting some of the younger demographic to prompt their parents for tickets to the hockey game so they can spend time laughing and interacting with Dallas' newest teammate.
Fans of the Dallas Stars took to Twitter to voice their opinions. It seems that Victor E. Green is already polarizing fans to either love him or hate him.
Look, there's nothing wrong with Victor E. Green on the surface. Sure, it might be hard to determine that he's an alien without that biography sheet, but there are lots of mascots out there that don't necessarily fit into their teams' overall marketing plan. The Winnipeg Jets have Mick E. Moose. The Toronto Maple Leafs have Carlton the bear. The Dallas Stars have Victor E. Green. Not so different, is it?
@Jones36 Phillie Phanatics bastard child...— Herschel Krustovsky (@BucketHeadTN) September 13, 2014
@DallasStars As long as his name is the Grinch that stole the Stanley Cup.???— Mark Graff (@markeiu) September 13, 2014
@DallasStars I thought I was looking at Southpaw, mascot of the Chicago White Sox.— Desiree (@Music77violin) September 13, 2014
You can pile on the Stars for having a weird-looking alien as their mascot, but let's make one thing very clear: if you spend that much time worrying about the mascot and you're older than twelve years-old, you're going to miss a great season of Dallas Stars hockey.
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!