Connor McDavid gets called out by former Conn Smythe winner!

Connor McDavid gets called out by former Conn Smythe winner!

Following the Oilers’ tough loss in game 7 against the Florida Panthers.

Chris Gosselin

The Edmonton Oilers lost the Stanley Cup in Game 7 to the Florida Panthers on Monday night, but, as expected, it was captain Connor McDavid who was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for most valuable player during the playoffs despite playing for the losing team.

With eight goals and 34 assists in the postseason, McDavid was the clear winner, especially with his leadership and star performances in the last four games as the series as the Oilers attempted the comeback.

However, McDavid did not come out onto the ice to accept the Conn Smythe trophy on Monday night on Florida ice. While the move did not surprise many, it was unacceptable for one of the former Conn Smythe trophy winner, who happens to know exactly what the Oilers’ captain was going through.

McDavid became just the second skater and sixth player to win the honor as a member of the losing side and the first since goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere in 2003.

Giguere did however come out on the ice in front of the winning New Jersey Devils to accept the trophy. The former netminder called out McDavid for snubbing the trophy:

“It should be an obligation to show up and accept the trophy, it’s a question of respect.

It is similar to the handshake.

The game gives us so much, we should give back, and showing respect to the trophy is part of it. “

While I get what Giguere is saying, I can’t imagine he had fun showing up as part of the losing team to accept the trophy he would have easily traded for the Stanley Cup.

I am not offended by McDavid choosing to stay behind, with his teammates, in the Oilers’ dressing room as a true leader.

I do not think McDavid lacked class by not showing up on the ice to get the Trophy. Do you?