"Sid was my favorite player growing up and we’re buddies, and it’s always fun to play against him," MacKinnon said. "He’s a little bit more serious than most of the buddies I play against. You usually can talk to your friends, but he’s all business on the ice."

How so?

"I just said, ‘Hey,’ and he looked at me and ignored me," MacKinnon said. "He’s pretty serious, but that’s OK. I don’t know if he’s mad at me or what. I’ll have to see."