From his original bit as the character Lazlo Holmes, Chance the Rapper has continued to interview players as the “I shouldn’t really be here” reporter. Now it’s the Leafs star’s turn to get the experience.
Who are some of the 'hockeyers' Auston Matthews (@AM34) looked up to as a kid?
— NHL (@NHL) October 17, 2019
Really trying to grasp onto any sort of personality, but Matthews appears to be as straight-faced as ever when it comes to this video. We’ve been privy to it before, but the Leafs forward just appears to not go along with anything in this edit.
From being baffled why his name has an ‘O’ in it, to trying to understand why he’s a hockey player from Arizona — all the standard topics for Matthews was covered in this brief comedic video.
In the undying attempt to be modern and for the young people, the NHL attaches itself to whatever trendy meme is taking place and drives it down until it’s greeted with blank stares and eventually not paid attention to.
But this is a video put on by the league starring a player from the Toronto Maple Leafs. When this team has been so star-barren for so long, they finally have some faces that can be put in front of league-wide cameras and enjoy the spotlight. It’s nice to be recognized, even if it’s the centre of the hockey universe.
Can’t wait to see what’s next for the NHL when it comes to videos like this one.