As [Paul Maurice] walked by himself in a strange part of San Jose last January, his biggest concern was the man in a hooded sweatshirt and dark sunglasses.
It turned out to be Sharks head coach Ron Wilson, who was stalking his opponent all in the name of fun.
"I think I scared him a little bit," remembered Wilson. "Like, ‘Uh, oh, the Grim Reaper’s coming.’ And I pulled the hood off and took my sunglasses off and said, ‘Geez, Paul, you look like a guy who could use a good hug.’
"So I gave him a big hug on the street. He thought I was crazy."
—Ottawa Citizen, 2008