Like the Greats Before Him, Connor McDavid Continues to Blow Us Away

Connor McDavid

When I was a kid, I watched the transformation of hockey live and in real time, and it was all because of Wayne Gretzky. I mean, I loved watching Guy Lafleur whip down the ice and blasting shots past terrified goalies, and I loved watching Mike Bossy score almost at will. 

But when Gretzky arrived in the NHL, something was different. The way he saw the game, the way he anticipated the movements of the puck and his teammates, the way his instincts drove him to what seemed to be impossible heights – it was all brand new, and no coach or opposing player had an answer for it.


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