Ask the Avs: Ikea
Ask the Avs videos are a staple of in-game entertainment. I believe the social media crew asks the players a series of questions at the beginning of the season. They then cobble those answers together into a video that’s played during intermission throughout the year.
One of my favorite versions of this convention dates back four years. The PR team asked the Avs players whether they prefer to cuddle or take long walks on the beach. Our cuddly teddy bear of the defense, Tyson Barrie, naturally declared, “Both.”
Our prickly smartass of the defense, Erik Johnson, declared “Neither.”
In preparation for their trip to Sweden, Colorado Avalanche players talked about whether they’re into or over Ikea:
Some highlights of this segment are MacKinnon trying to dethrone Johnson for prickly smartass (he doesn’t manage… yet) and both Gabriel Landeskog and Mark Barberio going off on a commercial mode for Ikea.
Oh, and Landeskog laughing at himself. Self-deprecating humor is always my favorite — next to sarcasm, anyway.