It’s Game 7 tonight, and given that the Edmonton Oilers haven’t played in one since 2006 that’s been a dominant topic today. So we’re going to leave it alone for a moment and focus on something completely different.
In this week’s edition of What Would You Do Wednesday, we ask what the proper etiquette is when you see Connor McDavid (or Todd McLellan, or someone else associated with the team) in a public place.
The inspiration for this question, if you haven’t seen it, is a couple of photos of McDavid at the airport that went viral on social media today:
I LOVE these Connor McDavid airport fan photos. pic.twitter.com/dlXL386jOF
— Dave Shumka (@daveshumka) May 10, 2017
McDavid was asked about the photo on the left by CBC’s Min Dhariwal, and had a bit of fun with his answer:
— Emily Fitzpatrick (@_emilyfitzCBC) May 10, 2017
That’s straight from the McLellan playbook when it comes to discussing fan interactions; the Edmonton coach has often joked about getting advice from fans when he’s out living his day-to-day life. Those kinds of jokes are a reflection of the special nature of living and playing in a hockey-mad market. For better and occasionally for worse people recognize players and coaches and those kinds of interactions can make life easier or more difficult for players, depending on their personalities.
But that’s all from the player’s perspective. What we want to know today is, as a fan, what do you do? Do you strike up a conversation, or ask for a photo or autograph? Do you play it cool and leave them in peace? Or does it just depend on the situation? Let us know in the comments.