Hockey players are asked to sign autographs on all kinds of things–some of which are probably re-sold, but their attitude toward the process?
Refreshing is one word that comes to mind.
It can get mighty cold in NHL cities this time of year. But not cold enough to dissuade autograph seekers and fans from trying to snare an autograph.
They’re willing to wait outside hotels to catch the teams arriving after a flight or leaving for a game—even in sub zero conditions. Most hockey players are pretty accommodating, even if they know some of their sigs are being resold.
What they can’t understand is why some fans don’t want the autograph on a picture or jersey, but rather present them with some body part or a shoe to sign.
The Edmonton Journal checked out the fan-player interaction by spending time with the Oilers.