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Now that the NHL lockout is over, the Green Men are back and better than ever as they attended the Vancouver Canucks season opener at the Rogers Centre last Saturday against the Anaheim Ducks.
In the third period, Force and Sully got to mess with Ducks right winger Teemu Selanne as he was sent to the penalty box for two minutes for tripping. With the NHL is now enforcing a rule that the Green Men will not be allowed to touch the glass, Sully used his chair for his handstand, but Selanne was not impressed.
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