Leon Draisaitl roasts reporter Mark Spector after Game 6.

Leon Draisaitl roasts reporter Mark Spector after Game 6.

Edmonton Oilers star forward Leon Draisaitl takes a shot at reporter Mark Spector.

Jonathan Larivee

Professional athletes don't always have the best of relationships with the media.

It can be difficult as a professional athlete to read or hear words that are critical of your performance when you work so hard to be at the level that you are at, and that is especially true when it comes to reporters that regularly cover one team in particular. The Edmonton Oilers and the players inside of their locker room are no exception.

One reporter that has often had a contentious relationship with players in the Oilers locker room has been veteran National Hockey League reporter Mark Spector, never one shy to speak his mind or be critical of an NHL star. This has led to Spector butting heads with players at times, and it did again following a huge win for the Oilers in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Spector began asking a question of Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, one complaining about the long flights between the province of Alberta and the state of Florida, before being cut off by Draisaitl who made it clear that Spector would be getting no empathy from him.

"I don't feel bad for you," said Draisaitl in response to Spector.

Much to Spector's credit he took the comment in stride and even laughed out loud at Draisaitl's response, although he has had plenty of practice. As I mentioned the Oilers have never held back when it comes to taking jabs at Spector, and Draisaitl is just the latest to do so.