Losing Ryan O’Reilly definitely hurt Avalanche fans far and wide, but his absence has affected his former teammates, too.
A guy like Matt Duchene, who came of age with the Avalanche alongside Reilly, wasn’t just out a teammate; he was out a friend.
Luckily, the two have reunited for Team Canada at the hockey World Championships, and they’re back to their old selves.
— Eurolanche (@Eurolanche) May 11, 2016
And while they may not be professionally trained interviewers, they didn’t stray from the tough questions, especially Duchene. After being handed the mic, he hit O’Reilly with a true hard ball:
“Ryan, we understand that you might have the thickest chest full of hair in the entire tournament. How do you feel about that?”
“Well, that’s the thing. Being a Canadian guy, you naturally have to have that lumberjack look and have a hairy chest. So it’s one of those things I take a lot of pride in, and I think it really helps confidence wise going forward into the tournament. You know, staying warm and being able to stick with it.”
That makes sense.