Oilers’ Klim Kostin refuses to take picture with Flames fan

Klim Kostin made himself extra of a hero to Oilers followers this week.

Klim Kostin has shortly grow to be a fan favorite within the Metropolis of Champions, and his newest antics at a meet-and-greet on Thursday solely served to solidify his place within the hearts of Edmonton Oilers followers.

The 23-year-old winger placed on fairly a present when a Calgary Flames fan, decked out within the rival’s crimson jersey, made his solution to the entrance of the road for an image. Kostin, together with his distinctive model of humour, made it clear he wished no half in that, fleeing the scene shortly and leaving followers on the sidelines laughing at his hijinks.

After slightly little bit of back-and-forth negotiating, it was solely after the visiting Flames fan made one essential concession that Kostin would oblige for a photograph: he needed to cowl up the enemy colors with the jersey off Kostin’s again.

The courageous Flames devotee can have fairly the story to inform his buddies when he exhibits off that image, if he isn’t disowned for carrying enemy material.

With applause from the gang, there’s little ambiguity as to what Oilers followers consider the younger energy ahead who was acquired days earlier than the beginning of the NHL season for defenceman and close friend Dmitri Samorukov.

This isn’t the primary occasion of Kostin giving Edmonton followers a purpose to like him. The 2017 first-round collection of the St. Louis Blues referred to as out longtime Oilers reporter and noted provocateur Jim Matheson earlier this season throughout a scrum, a lot to social media’s delight.

Kostin’s play on the ice has additionally garnered loads of consideration. Whereas he hasn’t essentially been probably the most constant of contributors on the scoresheet, the rugged ahead’s type of play, willingness to drop the mitts, and skill to play up and down the lineup has made him a favorite device in head coach Jay Woodcroft’s package.

In 33 video games this season, Kostin has 9 targets and 13 factors, each of that are profession highs. His 43 penalty minutes are additionally most amongst all Edmonton forwards, regardless of having performed much less video games than virtually all different common Oilers skaters.

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