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Snubbed by Martin St. Louis: Fans React to Rejection at Saturday Night Hockey Game

The word fan comes from the Latin (fanaticus) and French (fanatique) roots of the word fanatic, and we have seen fans become a little overzealous when it comes to getting a moment with the celebrity or player they have been idolizing from afar. That was exactly the case for one fan on Saturday night who was hoping for a special moment with legendary former NHL player Martin St. Louis.

St. Louis is currently the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens, and on Saturday night, St. Louis and the Habs faced his former team, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

St. Louis turned down the fans’ attempts to get his attention, emphasizing that he did not approve of being disturbed while coaching his team. This is, of course, the only response St. Louis could have had, given that he is in the middle of doing his job and the precedent that allowing the fan to take the selfie she desired would set.

St. Louis has received some mild criticism for the way he handled the situation on social media, but in my opinion, St. Louis is known for being dedicated to his job and did what he does best.

This response from one fellow tweeter was pretty good:

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
Igor Burdetskiy
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