Pretty sweet move by Senators newly appointed captain, Erik Karlsson. Saves the fans a couple bucks. Can't hate that. More importantly, finding the captains patches and the Stanley Cup Playoffs/Finals patches for sale separately is enough to make you punt a cat into oncoming traffic. At the end of the day it's not a huge gesture from someone making millions upon millions of dollars. However, it is a gesture that shows that hockey player's just 'get it'. Generally speaking, they appreciate their fan base, and understand they are in a privileged position.
Just Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn being a bunch of clowns. It's stuff like this that is relatable to fans young and old. Not taking life too seriously and messing around doing stupid shit (albeit requiring a ton of talent). Most of the time we don't get a look into players as people. It's good to know they are just children at heart like most of us. Reminds me of all the times we would just make up random games in a friends backyard. Plus, I would love to drink and pick up women with both these idiots. Well ignore that since it's a PG video.
Cool video of Jonathan Quick sneaking an autograph to a young boy through the boards. Clearly he's not supposed to be doing as evidenced by his subtlety. As the backup goalie for the game he could just sit there and be bored all game. In fact, that's probably exactly what he did. But it was cool for him to bend the rules a little to make a kid's day.
At the end of the day, it's the little things hockey players do off the ice that make them most down to earth professional athletes. Whether it's taking time out of their day or messing around on camera, the players you see take the ice are just average people with extraordinary talent.