Connor McDavid: Hockey’s Next Great One by Rob Soria

By Rob Soria

Even sooner than the Edmonton Oilers chosen him because the first total draft choose in 2015, it used to be transparent that Connor McDavid was once primed to turn into hockey’s subsequent sensation. His electrifying pace, imaginative and prescient, and total dominance invited comparisons to the generational skills of Sidney Crosby and Wayne Gretzky, and it’s no ask yourself McDavid used to be fast named the youngest captain in NHL historical past after simply his rookie season. Now, the younger phenom is able to carry the respect years again to grease state. delivering an extraordinary glimpse into McDavid’s lifestyles and that includes dozens of full-color pictures, Connor McDavid: Hockey’s subsequent nice One is a must have for Oilers lovers and a person who has marveled at No. 97’s exceptional play.

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Watching the kid skate off the ice, favouring his shoulder and not moving his arm at all, told us all we needed to know. To his credit, head coach Todd McLellan did not mince words during his postgame interview when asked about the status of his young phenom. ” Cut and dry, and to the point. While the Oilers may have been able to come back and eke out another victory— thanks in large part to another three-point effort from the suddenly red-hot Taylor Hall—celebrations were at a minimum across Oilers nation.

I was happy with how I felt. My timing and all that felt pretty good. ” While the passing of the torch could happen much sooner than many had anticipated, expecting Crosby to willingly relinquish his crown would be a mistake. After struggling for much of the first half of the season to find his game, the two-time Art Ross Trophy winner has been on an absolute tear of late and managed to light the Ottawa Senators up for three goals and a seasonhigh four points on Tuesday night. “I think it’s fun to play in a wide-open game,” said Crosby.

Being the one who never seems to shy away from the spotlight, it seemed almost fitting for McDavid to deliver that signature performance in the Battle of Alberta, and on HNIC. After both he and his teammates struggled mightily to find their way to start the year, everything started to click against the Flames, and there was nothing Bob Hartley’s crew could do to stop it. In the blink of an eye, an offence that had scored a total five goals over their previous five games could suddenly do no wrong in Calgary, and No.

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