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It was just one game. That can’t determine much of anything. Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel have little common other than the fact that they were drafted in the same year. The media tried to make this a rivalry by suggesting at one point that it was a two-horse race for the first overall pick. But it really wasn’t. McDavid was the best player in the draft. Jack Eichel is an exceptional talent. Is he in the same sphere as McDavid? One game can’t possibly determine that. But last night, as the two rookies faced off for the first time, McDavid took over the game, and left Eichel and his Sabres in the dust. It’s far too early in their careers to make any kind of declarations. So instead of comparing, why not just enjoy watching these two talents. They’re both special, even though McDavid has an early leg up. [Sportsnet], [Beer League Heroes], [Cult of Hockey]
Thru first 28 career games
Sidney Crosby: 13 G, 29 PTS, 1 Game-Winning Goal#Oilers Connor McDavid: 12 G, 31 PTS, 3 Game-Winning Goals
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) March 2, 2016
(Pretty good company)
McDavid isn’t just a hockey player. He’s also a spokesperson for a major bank chain. [Globe and Mail]
(It’s hard to take this tournament seriously. If it was a legitimate competition, Connor McDavid and Aaron Ekblad would be playing for Team Canada where they belong. When all is said and done, this is hardly a measuring stick to determine which country is superior at hockey. It’s nothing more than a money grab with some hockey mixed in).
Does Eric Staal make the Rangers a real Cup threat? [Full Tilt NYR]
Kris Russell couldn’t help lead the Stars to victory last night. [Fox Sports]
Recapping the Bruins trade deadline activity. [Along the Boards]
Shawn Horcoff is ready to put this troubles behind him. [NBC Sports]
And finally, which NHL insiders were relied upon the most during the deadline “madness”? [Media Miser]
Marcy, a former hockey player, is a hockey correspondent on CTV News and TSN radio. She began her career as a Sports Journalist in 2009 and has been part of The Hockey Writers since 2010, where she is currently a senior writer and editor.