Oilers in awe of McDavid's gigantic night: He's 'just unstoppable'

Oilers in awe of McDavid's gigantic night: He's 'just unstoppable'

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid lit up the hockey world on Thursday night with a remarkable six-point performance versus the Colorado Avalanche, and his teammates were blown away. "I wouldn't want to be on the other side, but sometimes there's nothing you can do," linemate Leon Draisaitl told Sportsnet's Mark Spector. "He's just too good. I'm not taking anything away from those guys over there (Colorado), but sometimes it's just unstoppable." McDavid came out of the gate steaming hot, r

Source: The Score
Date: 2019-11-15

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Fantasy Mailbag: Avalanche’s Cale Makar proving to be top rookie

Fantasy Mailbag: Avalanche’s Cale Makar proving to be top rookie

Owning Connor McDavid in fantasy hockey is the gift that keeps on giving. And it’s not even the holiday season just yet. Rather than stating the obvious at this point – McDavid is really good at hockey – I’ll carry on with my plan to highlight freshman standout defenceman Cale Makar. Roughly at the quarter mark of this NHL regular season, there’s no question who the top rookie has been so far. At the ripe age of 21, Makar is looking to become just the fifth blueliner since 1990 to tak

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-11-15

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The Maple Leafs just don’t have “it” right now

The Maple Leafs just don’t have “it” right now

“31 Thoughts: The Podcast” co-host Elliotte Friedman talks about the latest on T. J. Brodie’s health status, Sidney Crosby being out for several weeks after undergoing core muscle surgery, Kyle Dubas’ decision to meet with the media on Thursday, who’s to blame for the Maple Leafs’ underwhelming start, the GM’s defence of Cody Ceci, what the Leafs’ may do with their backup goaltending, and the exceptional season thus far from Connor McDavid & Leon Draisaitl. The post NHL app

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-11-15

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The McDavid Draisaitl Freeway

The McDavid Draisaitl Freeway

Remember that line from Casey Stengel I threw at you the other day? Last night was a win from the early shifts for Edmonton, a “laugher” for the home side. Today, Leon Draisaitl has 41 points, McDavid 37, and three more forwards are on pace for over 58 points. The team remains in first place and we are now past the ides of November. What will tomorrow bring? I don’t have a script and this doesn’t resemble anything on the shelves. THE ATHLETIC! The Athletic Edmonton features a fa

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-11-15

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McDavid and Draisaitl are sweetest music on the NHL stage

McDavid and Draisaitl are sweetest music on the NHL stage

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are clearly the two conductors of this Edmonton Oilers symphony, but they may as well be in charge of the sheet music and the batons, and that’s it. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-11-15

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The Oilers Remain Resilient

The Oilers Remain Resilient

You can’t win them all. That’s the reality of being an NHL team. The schedule is long, hard, and gruelling, and you’re always going to have some bad games. The difference between mediocre teams and contenders, though, is the ability to make a bad game just that — one bad game. That’s been a key to the Oilers’ success a quarter of the way through the season. While the team has had some bad games where they look sluggish, low-energy, or unable to execute, they haven’t let it spiral

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-11-15

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Willis: A shift-by-shift analysis of Caleb Jones in his Oilers season debut

Jones' first major-league game in 10 months mostly showcased the strengths he’d shown the last time he was up and in action on the farm.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-11-15

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‘Sometimes it’s just unstoppable’: How McDavid and the Oilers’ power play dominated the Avalanche

It was six points (hat trick and three assists) for McDavid and five points for linemate Leon Draisaitl, all on assists.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-11-15

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McDavid, Draisaitl Combine for 11 Points in Oilers’ Win over Avalanche

McDavid, Draisaitl Combine for 11 Points in Oilers’ Win over Avalanche

EDMONTON — Connor McDavid had three goals and three assists and Leon Draisaitl had five assists — career highs for points in a game for both players — as the Edmonton Oilers earned a 6-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports) Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and Zack Kassian also scored for the Oilers (13-6-2), who have won three of their last four games. Andre Burakovsky scored two goals in response for the Avalanche (11-6-2), who ha

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-11-15

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Oilers spark memories of glory days on back of McDavid’s historic night

Oilers spark memories of glory days on back of McDavid’s historic night

EDMONTON — Zack Kassian sometimes sees himself in his 50s or 60s, his feet up, watching the hockey highlights. They’ll be showing the top plays by NHL duos. The Gretzky-to-Kurris, the Lemieux-to-Jagrs and the Trottier-to-Bossys. Then the Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl will pop up on the screen, and there, at the edge of the screen, or joining in the celebration, will be Kassian. His grandkids will cheer. “There’s not a day I take it for granted,” said the right winger on hockey’s

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-11-15

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