Connor McDavid Skating Pre Game with the Edmonton Oilers
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Connor McDavid's Bold Statement on a Certain Canadian Team's Fanbase

Published January 20, 2024 at 9:38

Connor McDavid, during a rare visit to Montreal last weekend, played with the Oilers against the Canadiens on a Saturday night. This event was highly anticipated by Tricolore and hockey fans in general, eager to see one of the best, if not the best, players in the world at the Bell Centre.

McDavid is a targeted player on the ice, but he also draws significant attention in the stands, especially in Montreal. Like many other top NHL players, the Oilers' #97 was booed by Canadiens fans. Every time McDavid took possession of the puck, boos could be heard.

McDavid, who has amassed 909 points in 608 career games, commented on this during a recent interview with Sportsnet. He said,

"It happens a lot of times in Montreal. It seems to excite them a bit. In fact, it seems to only happen in Montreal, but I love playing there, I love their amphitheater, and their fans are great. I wouldn't trade it for the world." - Connor McDavid

This unique treatment in Montreal is also experienced by several former Canadiens players. The question arises whether this is disrespectful or simply part of the competitive spirit of the game.

January 20   |   29 answers
Connor McDavid's Bold Statement on a Certain Canadian Team's Fanbase

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