The Elbow staff
HELSINKI, FINLAND – Some wise words from Connor McDavid were all that Canada's world junior players needed to convince them about how they should spend their time online while overseas.
The group of teens met with Edmonton's first overall pick yesterday and decided to delete Facebook and Twitter from their phones, in order to dedicate the required energy towards Tinder.
"[McDavid] is a real pro," forward Mitch Marner said. "He came in and said that if we want to be successful, we should not waste our time on silly apps that won't get us laid."
Arizona Coyotes prospect Dylan Strome said that it was great to get a different, more "eye opening" perspective from the injured forward.
"There are only so many hours in a day. Why bother wishing my aunt a happy birthday from Finland when I should be living in the moment and getting to know the real Finland?" Dylan Strome said.
Head coach Dave Lowry admitted that he was happy with the mature decision made by his young players.
"There are turning points in every tournament," he said. "I dare say that this is the moment that these young men have really decided to step up and show me the commitment I've been looking for."
"We're going to have a great tournament."