David Pastrnak trolls fans in Toronto during Skills Competition.
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David Pastrnak trolls fans in Toronto during Skills Competition.

The Boston Bruins star forward heard it from the fans in Toronto but had a great response.

Jonathan Larivee

The National Hockey League's All-Star Weekend is a time in which fans and players alike are meant to put aside their differences in a celebration of hockey at highest level. Rival players will often be forced to put those differences aside as they strive to work together on the same team during the All-Star Game itself, but it can be a bit more challenging for fans to put those rivalries on the sidelines.

That was evident on Friday during the All-Star Skills competition as the fans in Toronto, many of them no doubt diehard fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs, didn't exactly have a warm reception for some of the players involved. One of those players was Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak, who was welcomed with a chorus of boos after being introduced on Friday.

The boo birds didn't phase Pastrnak at all however, if anything Pastrnak appeared to love the reminder that he has been a thorn in the side of the Maple Leafs in recent years with a huge smile appearing across his face as he began to hear the boos. The quick thinking Pastrnak even had a great response for the crowd, grabbing his jersey and kissing the Spoked B logo of the Boston Bruins.

Pastrnak had a hilarious response when asked about the whole thing following the skills competition.

"I knew I'm probably getting booed," admitted Pastrnak. "But then I said, 'I'm not Marchy, so maybe I won't get booed.' Then I heard some boos, so I just kissed the logo to let them know I'm proud Bruin."