Evgeny Kuznetsov giggled as he stretched, noticing the sign along the glass during warmups in Toronto last Thursday. The poster read Give ‘Em The Bird and featured Kuznetsov’s signature bird walk celebration.
Except, this was a next level sign. The arms on the sign actually flapped.
Not only did the sign catch Kuzy’s attention, but the rest of the hockey world too, as the posters went viral late last week. The sign and the Alex Ovechkin Hot Stick sequel were covered by NHL, NBC Sports, and TSN.
The maker of the signs, Julia Pettella, a Brock University goaltender, said she can’t believe the reaction her signs have gotten over the past couple of days.