Sidney Crosby may have been a few minutes late to Media Day.
Minnesota Wild goalie Marc-Andre Fleury pranked Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby at the 2022 NHL North American Player Media Tour at Lifeguard Arena in Henderson, Nevada, on Saturday. Fleury arrived at the locker room first to tape all of Crosby's equipment together.
Fleury also hid a full cup of water under Crosby's helmet, which he placed on the top shelf of Crosby's locker.
When Crosby complimented the prankster, Fleury denied all allegations.
"It wasn't me, though," Fleury said. "I got here and it was like that."
Crosby and Fleury are longtime friends. They won three Stanley Cup championships with the Penguins during the 2008-09, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
Fleury's pranks, however, date back even longer.
Crosby isn't Fleury's only target. No one's safe from his pranks, not even the sports broadcasters Fleury sees in the locker room.
In the past, Crosby took his shots where he could. According to Fleury, Crosby filled his gear with gum last year, so, naturally, Fleury had to tape Crosby's equipment together with seven rolls of tape.
"He's got a lot of experience doing this," Crosby said. "There'll be retaliation, don't worry."