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Jake Voracek Gets Real About Gritty, The Helmet, Chia Beard & More

"Trust me, I haven't thought about getting a haircut and shaving my beard as much as I did since Gritty came along," Jake Voracek said laughing when we asked him about the obvious comparison to the brand new mascot.

The Right Winger checked in ahead of Voracek “Grow a Beard” Chia Pet giveaway Tuesday night. What did Jake think about the unique giveaway item? Honestly he was not familiar with the classic as-seen-on-TV item until this summer when the Flyers PR team proposed the idea, "I said cool... what the f--k is that."

We also talked about his love for Bruce Springsteen and the surprise the team has in store for the new postgame helmet. Take a listen:

 

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