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Schmidt's choice of 'teal' paint had Golden Knights fans unhappy

Defenseman mistakenly identifies dark blue color while repainting room

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Rivalries never take a day off.

So when Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt, who has been doing some handy work around the house while the NHL season is paused, chose a paint color for one of his rooms, his fans weren't too happy about it.

Schmidt, who has been using his Instagram stories to show fans how he is keeping busy - from home improvements to doing a wood puzzle - put out what he thought would be an innocent poll question: What color did his followers think he was going to paint his next room?

The correct answer was "dark teal."

Golden Knights fans, who do not enjoy a certain NHL team that wears teal, were "rattled" according to Schmidt.

Schmidt's next story said the color was "not teal like THAT teal, that particular team teal" meaning not the color that the San Jose Sharks wear.

Moscow Midnight was the actual color. "More of a dark blue," he told his followers.

Then, after the room was finished, Schmidt made sure to show off the finished product. It was indeed not teal.

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