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Leon Draisaitl takes a dig at reporter Mark Spector in post-game comments


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Sam Jones
June 22, 2024  (9:37)
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Leon Draisaitl takes a dig at reporter Mark Spector in post-game comments
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Last night, the atmosphere surrounding the Edmonton Oilers was tinged with humor, a refreshing change amid the typically tense interactions between players and the press.

This lighter moment featured Leon Draisaitl, a key figure for the Oilers, engaging in a playful exchange with veteran sports reporter Mark Spector.
The conversation started with Spector commenting on the exhausting nature of the commercial flights between Florida and Edmonton, particularly for 'us old guys.' Draisaitl's response was cheeky and pointed: "I don't feel bad for you." This comment, especially the emphasis on 'you,' hinted at a personal jest aimed at Spector, yet remained all in good fun. The banter concluded with laughter, a far cry from previous heated exchanges, notably absent of any undertones from the infamous 'pissy' incident.
SPECTOR: Uh, Leon, you should know these commercial flights are killing us old guys.

DRAISAITL: I don't feel bad for you.

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