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Avalanche beat Oilers 4-2 to take 3-0 series lead
"The avalanche owner three games to none lead in the Western Conference Finals after scoring the final two goals in a four two downing of the oilers JT copper broke a two two tie with 7 18 remaining The game winner came about 5 minutes after Ryan McLeod tied it for Edmonton Valerian scored two straight goals to give the apps a two one lead about four and a half minutes into the second period Pablo Franco's turned back 27 shots for Colorado which is seeking its first birth in the final since 2001 Connor McDavid opened the scoring just 38 seconds into the game and Mike Smith stopped 39 shots for the oilers who will try to stave off elimination on Monday I'm Dave
"mcdavid" Discussed on The Lead
"Stoke the flames of that rivalry. Sure. And lastly, Jonathan, what do you think the continued ascent of Connor McDavid, who, as you mentioned, has ratcheted his game up yet another notch this postseason. What does that mean for the NHL overall? Do you think his greatness and some of these new storylines that are emerging around him specifically have the potential to elevate the status of the league? Yes, I mean, to me, he's been there for a few years already. The difference being that now he's doing it on hockey's brightest stage. Edmonton's limitations have meant he hasn't been able to do this in the postseason. Now he is. With pro sports, everybody wants to see the very best players playing the very best version of their game. And I mean, outside of hockey, I'm a pretty casual sports fan, but I know about Tiger Woods. I know about LeBron James. People want to see superstars. And that's how you bring in fans who maybe aren't big hockey fans. But I mean, to be able to watch Connor McDavid doing what he's doing, that's a treat for anybody. You don't have to like the game of hockey to turn it on, see Connor McDavid and understand that what he's doing is incredibly special. He transcends the sport. And for him to do it with such a spotlight on him, it's nothing but good for an NHL that has always struggled to showcase its best players. Well, Jonathan, if that wasn't a good sales job and a great pitch for the NHL, I don't know what is. Jonathan, thanks so much for joining us today and breaking this all down. Very much my pleasure Anders. You can find more of Jonathan Willis writing about the Edmonton Oilers and the NHL at the athletic dot com. From wondering I'm out of skeleton. Thanks for listening. To hear more of the lead, you can follow us on Amazon music Spotify and Apple podcasts or to listen to us on your Alexa enabled device. Just say Alexa play the lead podcast. I'm amber richon Williams, host of wondrous podcast true love. Each week we feature stories of black love that are sexy, funny, and as addictive as love itself, our newest season dives into the story of a couple who at first glance couldn't be more different. Celeste is from a wealthy family who expects her to conform at all times. Teddy is a wanderer, a bad boy in the jazz prodigy, but when they meet at a party, sparks fly immediately, the only problem is the party is an engagement party for Celeste. Their fateful first night together sends them on a road trip through 1950s America. But class differences in family obligations threaten to tear them apart. Each season of true love features stories that are dramatic, relatable, and steamy enough to make you glad you're wearing headphones. Listen to true love on Apple podcasts, Amazon music, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can listen one week early and ad free by joining one three plus in Apple podcasts or the wondery app..
"mcdavid" Discussed on The Lead
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It's a destination for your wellness, whether you're looking to soul search be inspired, work towards new goals, unwind, or simply be entertained. Audible offers an incredible selection of audiobooks across every genre from best sellers to new releases to celebrity memoirs, mysteries and thrillers, motivation, wellness, business, and more. Plus new members can try audible free for 30 days. Visit audible dot com slash pod or text wondery pod to 505 hundred. That's audible dot com slash one pot or text one pot to 505 hundred. Well, Jonathan Connor McDavid is, of course, only one player on this Edmonton Oilers team. Who else has really been contributing to this playoff run so far? What else have been the keys to their getting as far as they have? Well, that's just it. And we talked earlier about how one player can't really overcome a decrepit team around him. This is the farthest thing from a decrepit team. The oilers have some weaknesses, but they have just superb tear once at the top end. I mean, it starts with Leon draisaitl after McDavid. Ordinarily, during the regular season, dry Seidel and McDavid were on separate lines. They're playing together now. The reason for that primarily, aside from the fact that it has worked, was in the first round, Leon draisaitl was taken down by Mikey Anderson and he's been playing on what we believe to be a sprained ankle since. They had to have them at the wing because you have to skate a lot more at center than you have to skate on the wing. And he's ridden wing for Connor McDavid before, and their chemistry superb. There may not be a better player in the offensive zone than Leon draisaitl in terms of just pure passing and shooting. They've got the kind of supporting cast up front. They haven't had in ages. Guys like Evander Kane, who came in at mid season, Zach Hyman, who assigned the summer. And Ryan nugent Hopkins, who's been there forever, but really hasn't had any peers. Now they've got three of those guys, and it's made all the difference. Mike Smith, their goaltender, you know, he's 40 years old. He's a fantastic story. Coming into the playoffs, I was a little bit skeptical of Smith. He gets very hot and very cold. So I've seen him be very good and very bad, but he's been very good for most of this playoff run. He's bounced back from some really difficult place. You know, he kind of gave away game one to the kings in the first round with an atrocious giveaway. And he came back and responded with some of the best hockey he's played in Edmonton. So you really have to respect his resilience. But the other key I'd say for the oilers has been the coaching staff. They changed coaches at mid season, something that GM Ken Holland has never done. They brought up Jay woodcroft, who was a very up and coming minor league coach. They brought up his defensive coach, Dave Manson, and those two guys have worked wonders. The oilers are a different 5 on 5 team under Jay woodcroft. They're much more competitive. And Dave Manson's kind of earned a reputation as a defenseman whisperer because of the way he's developed the oilers prospects. He has found new levels from not a pedestrian defense, but one that's really not that remarkable, especially with Darnell nurse fighting through injury. He's found contributions from guys like Brett kulak, Tyson Barry, players who were regarded as somewhat one dimensional. So a lot is how to go right for the oilers to get this far. And it's a big story beyond Connor McDavid. This matchup against Colorado for the neutral hockey fan at least is absolutely mouthwatering. I mean, you have two of the league's most exciting and fastest, most skilled teams squaring off against each other. And they treated us to an old school shootout of a game in game one on Tuesday night with abs hanging on to prevail 8 to 6. Jonathan, what do you think the series will ultimately hinge on? When I look at Colorado, the player who's frightens me the most with due respect to Nathan McKinnon is kale macar because will kill macar has done this season. I don't know if he's going to win the Norris trophy, if not he'll be one or number one or number two. He's a phenomenal player and to me he's every inch the equal of McKinnon. Those two are the key point for Colorado. The differences that Edmonton has extreme skill up front. So you look at guys like Nathan McKinnon. And Gabriel lambda skug, the oilers can go toe to toe with those guys. Nazem kadri. You look at what Colorado has on defense, guys like kale mccart and Devin taves. Edmonton doesn't have anybody like that. Darnell nurse is the closest piece. And he's playing through injury. He's not a 100%. So to me, it's really going to depend on whether Colorado's defense can tip the scales of the McKinnon McDavid battle is going to be fantastic, but that McCarthy is saying that's something that Colorado has that pairing at something Colorado has that Edmonton just doesn't have an answer for that I see on paper. You mentioned McDavid and McKinnon. In those two guys you have two former number one overall picks, generational talents, arguably the top two offensive players in the league. What's also somewhat similar games as well, right? Both guys, it's just all about speed and skills simultaneously. Does this feel like a potential rivalry of the future sort of centered around those two superstars? Yes and no, because it's easy to look at McDavid McKinnon and kind of go, oh, well, this is the new Crosby Ovechkin. The problem there is when it was Crosby and Ovechkin, it was Crosby and Ovechkin with McDavid McKinnon. You have to throw auston Matthews in there too. Who's very much in that same weight class as a heavyweight offensive forward. But the cool thing about McKinnon and McDavid is like you said, they both go out with speed. Matthews is an unbelievable goal scorer. So as much as he's in the conversation and kind of makes it a three way battle instead of a two way battle, he's a different kind of player. And we'll see if Edmonton Colorado stick with a power versus power matchup where McKinnon and McDavid are playing each other all the time. I think Edmonton is going to try and get away from that as much as they can. They like to double shift McDavid. But that kind of speed, I can't think of a forward match up to that compares. As a rivalry, I think it's somewhat lacking because they're not playing each other in division play during the year, which makes it a little harder with Crosby and Ovechkin. You got more regular season matchup, so it was a little easier to.
"mcdavid" Discussed on The Lead
"Have won it again. This was an incredibly successful team for the entire 1980s, and then they had ownership issues. They had all kinds of problems. The oilers missed the playoffs for ten consecutive years. They were a punchline. They were the worst team in the league by far. Officially, even though it was over a long time ago. Chicago comes into Edmonton and spanks the owners. The oilers when they got Connor McDavid in 2015, that was supposed to be a turning point. It was a turning point of turning points that was the fourth time they'd had the first overall pick, and three times previously it hadn't been enough to turn the page on the franchise's failures. McDavid was going to be the difference. And 7 years into his career, he hadn't been, because no matter how well he played personally, he could not overcome the weaknesses of the team around him. No, it's frustrating. We want to play in the playoffs as a team. I personally want to plan to playoffs. I'm not happy about it. They've been eliminated in the first round. They've missed the playoffs at times. They've been a wreck of a franchise, and frankly, it's been a little bit embarrassing to have the best player in the world and be unable to win a game in the playoffs. This is the first real sustained playoff success. The oilers have had. It's something that for the city. I mean, if you've got a decade supporting just a miserable NHL team and they supported it in incredible ways, that building sold out again and again and again when the team was nowhere near competitive. So you look at those long suffering fans, the fact that now they're enjoying this incredible performance by McDavid by the supporting cast and getting to see some team success. Enthusiastic fans after the oilers beat the flames 5 to four, pushing them into round three of the Stanley Cup playoffs. It's an incredible moment. It's the first time in almost 20 years that there's been something to really celebrate in Edmonton. The fans watching the game from the ice district Plaza in downtown Edmonton Thursday were equally jubilant. Some even taking their shirts off in the excitement. And Jonathan, can you just talk a little bit about the battle of Alberta and how that may be added a little bit of extra drama in theater to that series? Well, that's the other thing. It's been 30 years since we've had a battle of Alberta series. And in the 1980s, Calgary was one of the best teams in the league and the road through the playoffs, always ran through Alberta. It was Edmonton and Calgary, Edmonton and Calgary Edmonton and Calgary. You know, it was like those famous Colorado Detroit series, but taken up a notch because of the physical proximity. Those teams hated each other, and even a regular season game between Calgary and Edmonton can be incredibly meaningful. It's a destination on the 82 game NHL schedule. So being able to watch a very good Calgary team with major stars, incredible depth, the well coached, go head to head with the oilers in the second round of the playoffs. It was going to be a treat no matter what, and obviously for Euler's fans, the way it ended was perfection. Well, we're just over two rounds into these NHL playoffs now, but Conor McDavid has already been doing some historic stuff. Jonathan, can you explain what he is doing? Numbers wise and put some of that into historical perspective for us. If you look at what Connor McDavid and Leon draisaitl have done and you compare it to past playoffs, coming into game one against Colorado, each of them had 26 points. If you look at the scoring leaders in previous playoffs last year, only one player had more than that through four routes. That was Nikita kucherov on the Tampa Bay lightning. If you go back three years, nobody in the entire playoffs had that many points. These guys are scoring a double the traditional playoff rate. And I mean, Leon draisaitl's McDavid's equal in points. He hasn't been as equal in play. He's playing through injury. He's playing on McDavid's wing. As much as he is definitely contributed, he's been partially a recipient of McDavid's genius. And what McDavid is doing is something we really haven't seen since the days of Wayne Gretzky. Maybe Mario Lemieux in the 90s is the other guy who's close. And you know, numbers aside to me, it seems like the way that people are talking about Connor McDavid's performance in these playoffs is different. It's something I've never heard before. Like, for example, we saw two players from the Calgary flames, Matthew kuchuk and Rasmus Anderson basically say that Conor McDavid is being them all by himself. Yeah, we've let one guy beat us a few nights now, so just back to the drawing board and figure out a way to stop him. You know, we gotta stop him as a unit. One individual can't stop him. So we just gotta stop them together. And all time hockey greats like Paul Coffey and Mike Madonna have come out of the woodwork to talk about how incredible Connor McDavid is. Jonathan, are there any comments that have jumped out at you and really sort of stuck with you? The one that really stood out to me was a piece written by Pierre lebrun for the athletic. You know, he talked to Wayne Gretzky and Wayne Gretzky said, you know, I don't know if words can describe it. Well, if anyone was going to describe how Connor McDavid is playing, it would be Wayne Gretzky, who's the last guy who played like this in the postseason. And even for him, this is something he hasn't seen in so long that it's hard to not sell it. It also seems like people just sort of struggle to come up with words to describe what he's doing. So I guess what words do you have for us, Jonathan? You know, how do you attempt to explain how he's taken his game to another level? What is he actually doing on the ice to kind of reach these new heights? He has amazed me so many times over the course of his career with his speed, his capacity to process the top speed. Nobody else in the NHL can move and think and react as quickly as he can. It's like he's come down from another league. He's an NHL player who's been demoted to the American League to play in the American League playoffs, except that he's doing it in the best league in the world. The turning point for me were the games against LA game 6 and game 7. He was playing 28 minutes in game 7 against LA. Those are defensemen minutes. He was playing every other shift at top speed. Nobody does that. And every time he got the puck, nobody could do anything to him. Here's McDavid now the indirect off the boards comes back to the oilers captain, wraps it around. It's gone. Connor McDavid. You play him physically. He bounces off checks. You give him space, he burns you, you play him tight, he burns you. He finds McDavid in the middle. McDavid twisting and turning. Connor McDavid, look at those moves of passive front. Yeah, there's just nobody who can do the things he's doing right now, and that very much includes regular season Connor McDavid. He's found a level somehow that's above and beyond what he's already done, and this is a guy who's led the NHL in scoring four times. This is the fastest player in the league finding another gear. A physical player finding another level of physicality. He is incredible. This is the relentless effort of Conan McGahn. And you think he likes that. This place has erupted..
"mcdavid" Discussed on The Lead
"And again, just ten minutes. Go check it out. If you like it, subscribe. And maybe give it some reading and reviewing love. Once again, it's the lead starting 5 available everywhere that you listen to podcasts. Okay, here's today's episode. This is the moment where we're all going, this isn't a special player for now. This is a special player for all time. We're just over two rounds into the Stanley Cup playoffs and already, the NHL's brightest star, Connor McDavid, has put in a playoff performance for the ages. And he's still asking his shoots, his score. Today, reporter Jonathan Willis joins us to discuss how McDavid has somehow taken his game to yet another level. The records he's breaking and minds he's blowing, and what his continued ascent means for the NHL. To be able to watch Connor McDavid doing what he's doing, that's a treat for anybody. You don't have to like the game of hockey. Just turn it on, see Connor McDavid and understand that what he's doing is incredibly special. He transcends the sport. Plus, what to watch for as the rest of the Edmonton Colorado series unfolds. From wondering, I'm out of skeletal. It's Wednesday, June 1st, and this is the lead. So, Jonathan, Connor McDavid, and the Edmonton Oilers lost an absolutely wild high scoring game one in the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday night. But I actually want to start this episode by going a little further back in time, specifically to last week and McDavid's dramatic series clinching overtime goal against the Calgary flames. First, can you just walk us through that play as best you can remember? Well, I think the whole play is actually very kind of a microcosm of that Edmonton Calgary series. It starts with a Darnell nurse dump in. And then Connor McDavid was instantly in there with speed and he's so good on the four check. Noah hanifin, who's an excellent defenseman for Calgary is feeling the pressure he throws the puck along the boards where Leon draisaitl picks it up. It's a terrible thing for the opposition when you have those two players McDavid and dry cycle on the ice together because they're so hard to defend. And then he just split, lindholm, who was trying to get back to the middle to cover him, Matthew chuck couldn't get over in time, and then of course the Connor McDavid shot. Series winner for Connor McDavid. You know, it's funny, they have the brand new arena and it kind of got the disparaging nickname of the library at times because it was so quiet and it's the loudest I've ever heard of. And only fitting that it'd be Connor McDavid, the series clinching goal. McDavid, he instantly starts bolting for center ice pumping his fist like huge smile on his face. He's machine like in his stoicism, his professionalism, you very rarely get an emotional reaction from him and he was just pure joy. On the ice afterward, his exuberance he bubbled over, it was maybe the happiest I've seen him in the National Hockey League. And the oilers are moving on. What a beautiful play by McDavid to get open. And allowing that passive dry sail into the most dangerous area on the ice. You mentioned that Conor McDavid is known for being sort of robotic, not one to show a ton of emotion or give a lot of insights into how he's feeling in press conferences and things like that. What did we see and hear from him after the game? I really didn't think it was that differently. I thought he was kind of back to normal after the game. Yeah, hard to put into words. With element to me. The guys did a great job of hanging in there all night. You know, he kind of joked about riding his teammates coattails because until the overtime goal, he hadn't had a huge impact on game 5, the deciding games he'd not the way he'd controlled the final games against Los Angeles or the way he'd been so dominant early in the series against Calgary. He was talking about how great Leon draisaitl had played. He was back to deflect and credit others mode, which is his standard operating procedure. He was amazing. And that's all you can really say. It's hard to really put into words how amazing he was out there. In every game, every single game he so I think he was mostly mostly recovered and back to good hockey man Connor McDavid mode by the end of the game. It's probably like, did I just black out there? What just happened? I was pumping my fist and going crazy. Yeah, exactly, exactly. That's not how we behave when we're Connor McDavid. And Jonathan stepping back for a minute. Can you explain why that goal and that series win for the administration oilers felt so monumental to hockey fans in general, I guess, but also to Edmonton hockey fans in particular? Well, from a hockey fans in general standpoint, I'll start there. This is the best hockey player in the world playing the absolute best hockey of his career. It was a signature moment on what has been an otherworldly playoff series. And that makes it a huge story for the NHL. It makes it a huge story.
McDavid, Oilers eliminate Flames in OT, on to West finals
"Connor McDavid and Leon draisaitl have carried the oilers to a 5 four overtime victory against the flames and a birth in the Western Conference Finals McDavid provided the series clincher at 5 O three of the extra session taking a pass from dry subtle for his 7th goal of the postseason Dry Seidel had four assists and finished with 17 points in the series scoring at least three points in all 5 games McDavid and draisaitl each have 26 points in the playoffs so far Zach Hyman had a goal and two assists for the oilers who will head to Denver to face the avalanche I'm Dave
Kane's 2nd-period hat trick helps Oilers top Flames 4-1
"Evander Kane had a hat trick in the oilers played strong defense in a four one win over the flames Zach Hyman scored 52 seconds into the second period before Kane tallied three times in the stanza Kane scored 53 seconds apart then capped his natural hat trick 5 minutes later It was fun A lot of fun You know it was good to come back Home and play these guys in our home ice and I thought we came with a really good start and obviously it was a good win for a group Leon draisaitl had four assists one more than Connor McDavid Mike Smith turned back 32 shots to help Edmonton take a two games to one lead He came within 5 minutes of a shutout after the oilers allowed 12 goals in the first two games of the second round series Oliver kylington had Calgary's goal game four is Tuesday in Edmonton I'm Dave
Oiilers rally past Flames, knot series 1-1
"The oilers have nodded their second round series at a game apiece with a 5 three comeback win over the flames Zach Hyman snapped a three three tie with a shorthanded goal of ten 14 of the third period We did a good job and just battling her down two goals there early in the second Off of too many men penalty and then we just worked Leon draisaitl and Duncan Keith each had a goal and two assists to support Mike Smith who was sharp in stopping 37 shots after getting pulled early in the opener Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist for the oilers giving him 20 points already in this postseason Tyler to foley's power play goal early in the second period gave Calgary at three one lead The oilers will host game three on Sunday I'm Dave
Tkachuk scores 3, Flames beat Oilers 9-6 in Game 1
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McDavid, Smith lead Oilers to 2-0 win over Kings in Game 7
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Kane scores 3 as Oilers beat Avs 6-3, clinch playoff spot
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McDavid has goal, 2 assists as Oilers beat Stars 5-2
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McDavid scores in OT, Oilers beat Capitals to snap skid
"Kind of McDavid scored three twenty seven into overtime giving the Oilers a four three win over the capitals in Edmonton McDavid also assisted a Kailer Yamamoto's goal to help snap the Oilers losing streak at three journeymen Brad Malone had a goal and an assist for his first initial point in more than six years capitals left wing Alex events can fail to hit the net leaving him one behind your mere younger for third place on the all time goals list Nicklas Backstrom reach the thousand point milestone with an assist on T. J. Oshie is first of two goals I'm Dave Ferrie
Teravainen, Aho score in Hurricanes' fifth straight win
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Ryan's first career hat trick leads Oilers over Florida, 4-3
"Derek Ryan's first career hat trick led the Oilers to a four three win at Florida Ryan completed his hat trick by giving the Oilers a four two lead late in the second period make a casket and turned back forty four shots including a breakaway stop of Carter Hagee midway through the third period Leon rice I don't match his thirty sixth goal and Connor McDavid had two assists as the Oilers improved to six in two under coach Jay Woodcroft Florida has dropped three in a row for the second time this season Alexander Barkov scored twice in a time when dell had a goal for the Panthers I'm Dave Ferrie
Perry gets 400th goal, Lightning beat Oilers 5-3
"Corey Perry's four hundred career goal became the game winner as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the visiting Edmonton Oilers five three Tampa bay's Pat maroon extended his goal streak against the waters to four games scoring the game opener Connor McDavid scored twice for Edmonton once in the first and again in the third Steven Stamkos not since twenty fourth of the season and Brayden point made a three one lightning at the midway point of the game Zach Hyman brought Edmonton to within two and a debt that second goal cut the lightning lead to one but Nikita Kucherov tucked in an empty netter to seal the win Walter Morris again Tampa
Nugent-Hopkins breaks late tie, Oilers beat Capitals 5-3
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"mcdavid" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Our listeners how the hockey world reacted. Yeah, torch went viral with that one. You know, he likes saying those headline screaming things, which is great for us because we like that in television. Funny, I don't look at McDavid as a whiner as a guy who complains a lot. Remember, Sidney Crosby early in his career, he was much more of a complainer towards referees. He was such hyper competitive. But yeah, I don't think maybe the McDavid stuff is more postgame. Maybe it's more talking to the media. And like you said, to not draw a penalty when he is such a physical advantage on everybody else. But I get it. LeBron, in Shaq, in the NBA, they felt the same things. Shaq was the biggest and strongest. He got filed hundreds of times in the game. They couldn't call it every time, so they try to call it as much as they thought it was possibly fair, you know? And so the best player is going to get filed more than anybody else. That's true in basketball and it's true in hockey. So I do think there's some I still can't believe what you said not drawn a penalty in the last two postseasons is just unbelievable to me. And I think that will change and the league should have his back more. And overall, I actually think McDavid does not come across as whiny to me at all. Like Gretzky, McDavid can be a bit bland off the ice. But he did respond to tortorella and it was sassy. He said, I guess I just got to shut up about this. What are your thoughts on what we've seen from Connor McDavid as a personality in the NHL? Yeah. You know, I don't demand a lot for athletes in that regard. I think of a few of the commercials he's done some of them really good. But again, someone who a young kid whose talent and we mentioned being a prodigy just outweighs his maturity and just just post adolescence. So so young at those ages, 16, 17, 18. And you're getting those accolades. And people are saying you're the greatest thing ever. And you're trying to balance that. And you want to be normal. You want to be like everybody else. And that was always weighing Gretzky's goal and Bobby, or as go I just want to be one of the guys. And I don't want to be special. But everyone's telling me I'm special. And so but again, again, he seems like a bit of an introvert to me. And he needs his space and needs his time alone in a way because otherwise the energy will get sucked out of him. And he wants to say that for hockey. He wants to be able to do what he did against Winnipeg and do what he did against the rangers. That's what brings him the most joy. That's where he's the most comfortable. Tiger wood was always much more comfortable with his hat on than with his hat off. He's 20 years younger with his hat on anyway, but when his hat was on his Nike hat was on, that's when he was most comfortable. And for Connie McDavid, you know, it's only has a CCM stick and helmet on. That's when he's most comfortable. Personality traits aside in the end, all greatness of Hall of Fame players are measured of whether they want a title or not. And we've seen guys another sports from Ernie Banks to Dan Marino to Charles Barkley, who never got one and it's always the missing item that we have to point out on their resume. It took ov ten playoff runs to win one. So in the end, which of these paths is McDavid on? Well, that's a great one, man. I still think in the end, he finds a way to get it done. I don't know if it's with this current Edmonton group. It's still I wouldn't say a long shot, but certainly less than 50 50. But like I said, I think it's less than 50 50 for just about every team this year. Could you get the right brakes and get the right match ups? And find his way through. I do think it's possible. I think he's that great and dry settles that good. But you know, do they have the goalie to be great for two months? Will they make the right trades at the deadline? Will somebody step up in a positive way? You're still 24. You should have ten real good years left and like you talked about at some point, even before that contract is over. He'll look at the team every year. And if he sees any three to four year dip, that's when he'll either demand his trade or get out and move on to somewhere else and try to position himself to get to a place.
"mcdavid" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Spent this entire time hyping up Connor McDavid and it might surprise some of the listeners to find out that he doesn't lead the league in points or goals. His teammate Leon durai Simon does. He's scoring at an outrageous piece. And Edmonton is regained the lead three to two. That's drive titles 200 National Hockey League goal. And boujee, this to me seems like the best offensive tandem we've seen in the league since Yara Mira and Mariel lemieux with the penguins in the 1990s. I want to know first if you agree with that assessment and also, if you think it's possible that at the end of this season, McDavid and dry side could both finish as MVP finalists like yoga and limb you did as teammates back in the day. Yeah, I really do think they can finish top three because they are different dry saddle is probably a better pure goal score. McDavid is shooting more this year than he ever has, which I like to see is close to four shots a game. His shots are going up. So I think they're going to I can't see any chance outside of injury that they don't finish one too. McDavid's on pace for 58 goals. He's never gotten 50 in a season 41 twice. He should get 58 this year. That's about his space. Maybe this pays will slow down. He'll get maybe 52. But I think he'll want to get it. He should get a 150 points this year. But when you watch their games, I mean, he drives them in every way. I can't imagine someone voting dry site ahead of him for MVP. It's him, man. And he's the one. He's the fuel injector. All right, it feels like Edmonton in the hockey world have been waiting for McDavid and the oilers to have this kind of season for a while now. Why is it taken so long and why is it happening now? Yeah, just roster construction is difficult. You can draft guys, you can bring them in. Some of it's obviously smart and wisdom and knowing how to build a team and understanding the balance of building a team and what you need and how you allocate money. It's hard at a hard cap era. You can't make mistakes. You know, they gave Darnell nurse a lot of money after, really, what will be probably his career year last year offensively, but they had to keep them. He's such a great athlete and he moves so well back there. So but that could make it tough. McDavid makes a lot dry settle makes a lot. Nurse makes a lot and there's only so much you can do. And then it's hard to get free agents obviously to come to Edmonton and then to keep young guys there. You got to overpay. So that's going to be a drag. And that's going to be a problem for these non destination cities. It'll be tough. You've got to kind of time it out right. Otherwise your windows are a lot smaller than a Boston and other places where players want to go to want to live and want to play. So it's going to be tougher for them. That's what I'm saying. I think the window is now, and they should probably empty the bucket to go for it this year and give McDavid all he can now because this is the time. This might be the time, but when we're looking long term, the oilers have McDavid locked up until 2026. He signed an 8 year $100 million contract in 2017. And I mean this with zero disrespect to the people of Edmonton, who were so kind when I was there during the bubble, very nice people. But I have to ask, is it good for the league to have their best player in a smaller market way up north in mountain time zone? No, it's just not. You know, it would be better if he was in New York or Chicago or Philadelphia. It just would be, you know? That's just the way the world works. Same with Matthews. You know, I wish Matthews was in LA and I wish McDavid was in New York and that's just the way it is. It's definitely better because it's face at ESPN when we show Canadian based teams. They don't rate as well. Although I got to tell you, that Edmonton buffalo game that I called in Buffalo, that was on ESPN+. Me and Ryan Callahan, AJ, alesco. That got a huge number of streams that night. So maybe it's time to rethink that that maybe we got to give those games a shot on American television, ESPN, TNT and see how it goes. As we talk about big market small market stars stuck in some of those markets, it's impossible not to mention that Wayne Gretzky, the oilers other singular star eventually left Edmonton for Los Angeles. I'm disappointed about having to leave Edmonton. I truly admire all the fans and respect. Everyone over the years. Do you foresee a scenario down the line where McDavid leaves for a big city? I do. You know, it's the careers are long. Some guys hang around, obviously and play everywhere. Ryan gifts laugh is going to do it nanhe. But of course, he's in Southern California, the ascent of the leave, the greatest weather on North America, the climate is where he is. So he's not going to be a lot of incentive to leave. But yeah, look at the impact Wayne Gretzky had on hockey in North America when he went to LA and how that just the domino effect for kids playing. You see now on a back of hockey cards born, Los Angeles, California. That didn't happen when I was a kid. And so that's the impact maybe, especially Matthews, I think, as an American kid and with his diverse background, could really have in the states. And but McDavid weather, especially if it was for a Florida, even again, you don't need more fans in New York and Boston and Philly and Chicago. But especially if he went somewhere in America that you in Seattle. He would Seattle will have a little bit of a hockey boom as it is, but someone like that would come in, it would have a huge effect. All right, again, McDavid and Gretzky, you can't help but compare the two. How would you say that McDavid has filled Gretzky skates in Edmonton? I think again, with his shy, quiet demeanor, which obviously, Canadians love and hockey people tend to tend to love to in value. It's a value to show humility and to be a little quiet and not be above yourself. So that alone is going to is a good place to start. And then just his sheer talent in how he's different than Gretzky, you know he's not the same person while still winning art Ross and MVPs and piling them up in a similar fashion and in a different league now where there's a lot more depth and more teams and the goalies are better and the fitness levels off the charts and the league is very young. So yeah, I think it's pretty cool that he is able to kind of carve out his own thing. I don't see him as in the shadow of grass. I don't see him as that being a pressure on him anymore because he's a man who is almost a made man at 24 career wise, and now he's just trying to get to his own next level for his own personal satisfaction. It's just about self satisfaction to him. I think more than proving himself to others, I sense that's the case. I don't sense a burden on him. You say that hockey values humility, but the other thing people in hockey value more than perhaps anything else is the Stanley Cup, which is the ultimate currency for a team championship. Our own John tortorella, the longtime NHL coach had some comments about McDavid on the point, which is ESPN to talk to studio show where she hosts Thursday's three p.m. ESPN2. And basically he said he thought McDavid need to alter his game to win in the playoffs. And towards also called him out for some of his complaints with officiating. Yeah, and he complained about it a little bit. He wasn't getting the calls. Quite honestly, and I hope I just shut up. Don't talk about it. Now, I think it's worth noting that McDavid has not drawn a penalty in the playoffs the last two years. But you're usually a host, but I know you've got opinions too. What did you think of tortorella's comments and most importantly, explain to.
"mcdavid" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Think most of us saw against the New York rangers two weeks ago. Coming close. Magical goal. By Connor McDavid. Wow. What made that goal specifically so unbelievable? I think it just had that perfect image, especially the still shots of being surrounded by four professional hockey players. And at that moment, the simple sentence, he ended up scoring a goal. If there were no players, it's hard to score a breakaway goal against NHL goalie. They have the advantage. Break away goals during games, goalies make more saves than players score. You know, just like in a shootout. They have the advantage. So that alone, if there were no rangers around, the likelihood of him scoring is less than 50 50. But you put he was surrounded by four professional hockey players. And not only beat them, but then beat the goalie as well because that's the thing. There's so many almost solids. I've always said on SportsCenter when I was doing that the last few years, we should have a segment like almost top ten of all hockey plays. Hockey has so many of those moments. It's hard to score. There's not as much payoff, unfortunately highlight wise. So when you do pay it off like McDavid has now really twice this year, but against the rangers, especially that at one point he was in the middle of four professional hockey players. And somehow beat them all and scored the goal at the end. Our colleague Jeremy Shep got to ask McDavid about that goal, and he was typically understated about it. Would you mind describing your own words, the goal that tied it? Yeah, I mean just kind of fumbled the puck up eye and puck came out of the zone. So I had to take it out and just did a little loop and we forgot to get inside and I just tried to catch there guys coming up, then just try to get through the guys and make a play. McDavid's teammate and fellow star Leon dry Seidel summed it up in his native German. Is there word in German that you can use to describe that goal one word? Unbelievable. And I could use more words for it too. I was hoping for more syllables, but that's pretty good. So Gucci, McDavid scores is unbelievable goal, and then just a week later, he turns around and scores another goal of the year, Canada against the Winnipeg jets. He's done it again. Toast to coast and this game is time. Are you absolutely kidding me? So I ask you when you see these goals and you think about the best players you've seen in the game, where does McDavid rank with the way he's playing right now? Yeah, to me, he is right there at the very, very top. That Winnipeg goal, I thought, in some ways, was even even better because that whole game had a playoff atmosphere. It was like a Canadian playoff game, almost like a mini tournament within the regular season. That was like what he wants to be involved in comes springtime. Because that raises the best to new levels. That's when they're faster. That's when they're quicker. It's when they're stronger when the game has their attention. That game had his attention. That's why he wants to play in the postseason. That's why I want to see him in the postseason because he'll be faster in the postseason, Mike Trout will be stronger in the pro season, and that's why we want to see the best in the postseason because those games have their attention. All right, after the break, we will talk about the Edmonton Oilers chances this season to hoist the Stanley Cup and what I believe to be the central crisis facing hockey these days does the NHL need to do a better job protecting its stars like McDavid. So does this sound familiar? You've got one device that lets you catch the game live, another that lets you stream your favorite shows. 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We mentioned that Connor McDavid is off to this awesome start to the season, and the oilers are too, as a squad, they are 13 and four on top of the standings in the Western Conference. And it's been a long rebuild for the oilers. They have won the draft lottery three times since 2010, but they've made very few playoff appearances in the last couple seasons. So what are you seeing from Edmonton so far this season and how far could this team go? Well, after the during the one of the games early in the season, I sent Kenny Holland to text. Kenny hall in the GM of the Edmonton Oilers. Correct. I said Kenny, you're a cup contender. He texts you back. You think so? When you're a GM, you see all the warts, right? How can I make this team better until the deadline? That's all he thinks about. And so, you know, obviously, they got to make a couple of moves. And he knows that. But this is undoubtedly the best team at McDavid has been on in his young professional career. After a great start, Dave tipp into the coach experienced. He's been there before. He's seen it all. He coach and offensive team in Dallas. And he had to go defense in Arizona. He's done it all. He knows how to win. So it's really going to come down to what is available with a deadline. What are they will in the mortgage? Because again, this is the McDavid window. You know, they definitely need some help on the blue line. They need some bottom 6 scoring depth. I just don't know if it's there right now. They'll be able to shut down McDavid and dry Seidel probably at least limit them and then can the rest of the group pick up the pace. But certainly when I look at the teams around the league, I really think that league, there's a huge amount of parity. There's multiple teams that can win the cup, like maybe ten to 12. But I really do believe the Edmonton Oilers,.
"mcdavid" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"John bucci grass, Gucci mane, the king of chicken parm, how are you doing? I'm doing great. We are underway in the NHL, still kind of quiet in the sports world. You know, we're still kind of in the weeds with football footballs that behemoth, which eats up everything in his path. This is like warming up for March through June this year. Right. We're warming up, but the hockey season is still going on and there's some pretty incredible stuff happening. And that's why we have you on today, because you are the perfect person for today's episode. Yes, I am. We don't even need to give a reason. You are. But like me, you're a die hard puck head. And I know you're also well versed in explaining the sport to folks who aren't as steeped into the hockey world as we are. So our mission today, John, is to get those hockey curious folks up to speed on a player who is doing things that I don't think we've ever seen before. And I'm talking about Connor McDavid, captain and center for the Edmonton Oilers. Before we get into who this guy is, I want to start by you finishing this sentence. Right now, watching Connor McDavid play hockey is. It's exhilarating. You and I have seen millions of games. We've seen millions of players, sometimes there's a sameness to it. It becomes wallpaper and but he is just absolutely exhilarating. Here's McDavid centering pass and I just went through rebound score. There's not a lot of athletes, again, I've been doing this 25 years at ESPN, 32 years in my life in terms of a professional sports watcher, but I've been doing it since I was 7 years old as well that I can remember. So and for someone to do this, you know, it's Barry Sanders. It's when we first saw Dominique Wilkins dunk in the NBA. It's just a speed and a power and a separation from the rest of the greatest at what he does, that is just exhilarating and just mind-blowing. And it captivates almost on a nightly basis. What he's doing is so brilliant that if you've been following sports in general and maybe if you're not even the biggest hockey fan, you've heard the name Connor McDavid. But I do think people still might not know enough about him. So let's just start with the basics. Who is Connor McDavid and where did he come from? Yeah, he's a pretty much a quiet Canadian kid. You know, he's reserved, not terribly comfortable in his own skin off the ice outside the rink in terms of talking to the media. He's all business. He just wants to play hockey and play it obviously at 24 years. He's in the prime of his life. Those are the prime hockey years, 18 to 26. People don't realize, I talk about when Bobby ore went flying through the air with his Stanley Cup overtime winning goal in 1970. And when Wayne Gretzky scored his 92 goals, they were in their very early 20s. I call it the intersection. First you have your ultimate athletic ability, then you have experience, then for those few years you have that experience where you still have your youth and your athleticism to its 100 level. And then you have experience as well. So the little intersection that oval for a while is when you own the game. And that's where he is now. You know, because it's a young person's game like it is with football, they start very young. So he's got, you know, he's got 400 and 24 games, played. He's always like, he's almost at the 500 game mark and he's 24 years old. You mentioned he's 24 years old, which just seems wild to me because he seems like he's been around our radar for a while. Remember he was granted exceptional player status by hockey, Canada, which meant he was allowed to enter the OHL draft at age 15 a year earlier. And by the time he entered the NHL draft back in 2015 the Edmonton would like to select with their first pick from the eerie otters, Connor McDavid. What was the hype like around him? North America, the world loves prodigies. We like chess prodigies. Musicians who were prodigies, the 12 year old vinyl and this is the best in the world. And athletically, we love prodigies. We knew about Tiger Woods, well before he came onto the scene, especially those who were really into golf. So obviously Connors are prodigy. You know, it plays junior hockey for the eerie otters. That's kind of cool. Yeah, we know this is the greatest player in the world he plays an Erie Pennsylvania because of the roles, like you said, you have to do this at this certain age. Visit this certain age, and this at this certain age, you can't be drafted till this age. But until they get to the NHL, they're still fortunately. They're still a little bit of a mystery. Because there's been a lot of prodigies who have flamed out and not worked out and for whatever reason. And maybe going to Edmonton was the best thing for him from a quiet standpoint. I mentioned his personality, I suppose, if maybe New York had won the lottery. Again, I don't think it would have mattered where he went because physically, he's such a fast twitch freak, but maybe in the end, that's how it all worked out. And that's been good for him, but he's been 7 years now. He's in the NHL. And it feels like he's just really bursting onto the scene where sports fans in America. And again, we've done a good job on SportsCenter at night. We have been kind of espousing Connor McDavid's amazing goals, because we show highlights. And we show in progress highlights. And when I was on 11 o'clock at night, that's a second period in Edmonton or first period in Edmonton. So we've kind of we've been the one that kind of showed these freaky goals. But now I feel like this is his moment where he's really bursting onto the scene. So he's just hyped up prospect. You mentioned he's having a moment now in year 7. How do you describe the first 6 years of his career in the NHL? It's been unfortunately, like Mike Trout and baseball, you know, there's no post season success. And what it has happened with sports and sports consumerism and sports watching by the public, as we've really become championship centric. But for him, he just hasn't had the postseason success yet and obviously ultimately raising that Stanley Cup over his head, which is the ultimate man cave picture, all these players want in the basements of their palatial homes. So right now, it's just been regular season individual mayhem. But not really team winning playoff and moments. And now he's gonna have his shot. He's this is the best team he's played on. And so this is McDavid's year where can he win around or two rounds? And then advance in the spring. That's his next step. So how would you describe McDavid on the ice? What does he look like and what are his superpowers? He just again, he looks like Gail sayers and his rookie year in Chicago, Barry Sanders, through the Detroit Lions, where he just makes those guys look foolish with his stop and start his change of direction. His acceleration and certainly LeBron, how physically throughout his career, he was just obviously stronger and bigger and fast, really fast than everybody else. And McDavid was not really going to have records, unfortunately, because Wayne Gretzky played it in the greatest offensive error in NHL history. So, you know, 92 goals and 200 20 plus points. We're not going to see that again. But in terms of relative to the rest of the field, pure talent and pure video watching because Wayne never was that. Gretzky was never a physical freak. He wasn't the fastest guy in his own team. And so he didn't do it that way. He did it with the ultimate brain. Like no one had a brain like wanting Gretzky. McDavid, you can see it with your eyes. He's faster. It's like the old playground thing. I'm picking that guy 'cause he's the best. And that's the best way to talk about sports and it's most simplest form. You've given me the perfect segue here because I think the reason that most sports fans know McDavid is that this guy seems to break the Internet every other week now with these insane goals that combine his speed, acceleration is controlled, stick handling that def coast to coast movement. And the one that I.
Oilers' Yamamoto scores in last minute in 5-4 win over Blues
"Kalorama moto scored with just twenty eight seconds remaining to send the Oilers past the blues five to four we played a good getting them now she they came back in the third but on your chin and panic too much on the bench on there said stick to the game plan and I think that's what we did you know kind of stuck to it and you know found a way to win Edmonton wasted a two goal lead in the third period before Yamamoto notched his third of the season Ryan Nugent Hopkins and Ryan McLeod scored just eight seconds apart late in the second period to put the Oilers ahead forty two NHL points leader Leon rice at all netted his fifteenth goal of the season and added two assists Connor McDavid added a goal and two helpers Robert Thomas had three assists to coming on goals by Ivan Barbashev and Vladimir Tarasenko in the final period I'm Dave Ferrie
Draisaitl has 2 goals and an assist, Oilers beat Bruins 5-3
"Leon Dr Seidel had two goals and an assist as the Oilers stop the Bruins five three I think there's lots of things that we can improve on on that you know we don't have to score five goals every game to to win a game try side leads the NHL with twenty six points to more than teammate Connor McDavid McDavid had one assist to extend his scoring streak to twelve games to start the season Evan Bouchard Zach Hyman Cody CC also scored for Edmonton which avoided its first back to back losses of the season Linas hallmark stopped twenty three shots for Boston which lost at home for the first time this season David Pasternak a Brad Marchand scored for the Bruins I'm the ferry
Draisaitl OT goal caps Oilers' 6-5 comeback over Rangers
"The oil is very team record nine in one after scoring for the last five goals in the six five come back over the Rangers Leon dry subtle ended at three twenty seven of O. T. and assisted on Connor McDavid's tying goal with two fifty nine left in regulation capping Abington's three goal third slow start for us and then like a third of US restoring we start right away to get the power play and get everything going on okay really nice wind dry side McDavid and Tyson Barrie each had a goal and two assists for the Oilers while Darnell nurse set up three tallies dry side leads the NHL with twenty three points one more than McDavid make is a band that you had scored twice for the Rangers who are five oh one two in their last seven road games I'm Dave Ferrie
Connor McDavid Wins Second Career Hart Trophy With Unanimous Vote
"NHL handed out some hardware yesterday as Connor McDavid took home both the Ted Lindsay Award as well as the Hart Trophy as the league's most valuable player. McDavid's was named the unanimous winner of the Hart Trophy and becomes just the second player in NHL history to earn all of the first place votes as League M V P. Also earning some hardware last night included Marc Andre Fleury is the Vezina Trophy winner. Yeah. Real Caprice office, the Calder Trophy winner and Adam Fox as the Norris Trophy
McDavid's Excellence, Crosby's Countdown, and Auston Matthews' Superpower
"So james i have to. I was a little caught off guard last week when nhl ruled out the playoffs schedule. I was like week. The games are starting this weekend. What's the thinking behind the nhl jumping into the playoffs. So quickly here well. They're trying to move as fast as they possibly can. Because they've got some deadlines on the other end. The nhl had a number of shutdowns with the pandemic due to covid absences for different teams and that of structure schedule a longer than they wanted it to. And there's time pressure because nbc is obviously the rights holder in the us. They've got the olympics this summer. They really wanna get the nhl playoffs astounding out of the way before the olympic start. So there's this window where they got to cram as many games as they can so they didn't waste any time getting started. Well one of the outcomes of this relatively quick playoff start is at the vancouver canucks who had a bad covert outbreak earlier. This year are still playing regular season games even though the playoffs have already started their in what appears to be a completely meaningless. Three-game series against the calgary flames. So are you or is anyone planning to watch those games. I don't think the ratings will be very good. No it's this never happened before in. Nhl history one hundred and three years of history for the league and they never had anything like this happened before they have tv rights agreements. That are a lot of money advertising agreements that are a lot of money and they didn't want to get new situation where they were shortchanging those media partners. And we're going to have to pay some money back because sure you know it's been a tough situation for the league revenue wise. They're down three and a half billion dollars from where they normally would be as as an entity as a league. They're trying to make sure that they can play out the season. And we've had headlines on our site that are you know things like oh connects are still playing for some reason or like you know here. Here's an article about the game. If you still care you know it's it's you know to be fair to the nhl in a normal season. There's a lot of teams that are eliminated with month or two months left in the season and they're playing a lot of meaningless game so it just doesn't quite look this meaningless at the place already started. They're still going
"mcdavid" Discussed on The Clapper Report
"It happens soon bill. Hopefully i you just gotta keep trying. Yeah and we'll be back to recording in person. Why missing the hate. The like i like like doing a virtually we figured it out. And it's pretty smooth and i like it but the only thing is is like the lag between us and stuff like that. We have new equipment. We have new equipment here so I don't know it'll be exciting. We finally can do that. I feel like go. Put another Pep in our step here. The podcasts tickets another step. You know yeah exactly so well. We'll figure it out all right so Ready to go talk about some hockey. Yeah i think that's actually the longest like that. We've done ever. I know kind of got sidetracked right. They're talking about a million and a half things other than ocoee. It's all right. yes. I mean i. I think the first thing that we should discuss aggressive connor mcdavid Getting five hundred points in three hundred sixty nine games. Nice Fucking amazing Especially around the company that Scored it unless games eight Gretzky lemieux Mike bossy eric. Lindros curry though. That's those are some big names. You know so. I don't know that in this just shows the parallels again between mcdavid and crosby. Everyone's been a everyone's been referring to. Yeah yeah yeah. Reignited the talk especially on social media. We know how everybody is. You know regarding a player that they like and varying opinions online. Send that his the debate. Who would you rather have you know. mcdavid are crosby and That was called. You added a nice little chart here. What does this from. Nhl dot com or dot com. Yeah so it's what. If sidney crosby played eighty two games every season of his career. now. I think. I think there's two different Topics that people discuss when they talk about mcdavid and crosby. It's like one crosby had so many injuries earlier on his career in his early. Twenty s. like the concussion histories nuts. You know yeah.
"mcdavid" Discussed on The Steve Warne Project - Sports
"Second guy and i'm gonna come in come along and i'm gonna take away that space further in the middle so he can't pass it across in the third guy's gonna come in and wipe him out if he's still got the puck disorganized. Now everybody's got a game plan and it so much harder to create offense in the barbed wire that set up from that perspective. You're right. there was way more clutching and grabbing and hooking back then but that was only catch the guy and you watch wayne gretzky and he's got much more room than any of today's players have yup. Okay okay. I stand educated. I welcome judgment sif. I welcome judgment and i'm not. I don't have no bias. I love the game today. And i was you know a teenager win. Gretzky's era started. So i mean. I love that area too. That was when i was playing minor hockey. Why wouldn't i love that era. That's me trying to be objective and Anyways why let me gretzky was a i see still the best of all time but I would say that. I'm as impressed with what crosby and mcdavid are doing Compared we're talking about speed to get five hundred piling up the points early on. I'm as impressed with those guys. As i am impressed with anybody in the nineteen eighties. Yeah well here's the other thing about connors. I'm assuming includes any game. Steve playoff games as well for point accumulation here in the notes regular season only yup. Oh it is okay. Okay because there's going to save it if it did. That's that's crazy. Because connor mcdavid hardly plays in the playoffs. But it doesn't okay so it's regular season. He's three hundred. What did take three hundred sixty nine seventy whatever. It was ninety games. I've forgotten already five hundred points in less than four hundred games. So you're getting more than appointed three sixty nine three sixty nine. So you're getting more than a point. A game yeah. That.
"mcdavid" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Forty minutes which was amazing breeze McDavid works at an Irish community center when a friend that you email to be twenty one of us all my goal twenty one people in this office will be but the whole crowd came in and it just was like when a snake as an E. ten open from people pleased to see you it helps with all mental health and well being if you feel what you doing go to the to it not to be ground or anything but you know we talked about here in the wild one good diss the time or something and yes about helps me get three weeks so we've just been to visit to one of the projects that you did the as pop of good to pull in and now we're going to see another one is that right yes and services St Luke's church it was up to from Jordan the wall nineteen forty one it lost its roof hello this is so is currently is currently uses an off center and it stays like this is a kind of memorial to this is a role model real as well yeah and we've been hit several times off very first task was to move several tone of topsoil from outside the church inside we have please beds at the front bushes that were overgrown radium we're scheduling the view that's the the stuff to the other monuments I mean it's a fabulous location where we are right now Liverpool is my code and I love the city I'm proud to be from Liverpool but I didn't really know the city but with good Jim we get to go to places like the Chechnya and we'll be into the Quaker burial ground we've been to the the Chinese off sensor place I would never have known even existed and it it just has opened my eyes to how many go to people let all helping each other so off to my trip to friendly Liverpool I'm now back in London and I have some new questions for rival first safety particularly for women like Kato Pauline if they're on a loan and in the dock for Verizon encouraged to bring head coaches to any of group sessions running on a group sessions you're never going to be on your run the rate is always and the company by a run lead and a black market so you're not going to be left on your own when you are running on to see another person we will also advise you to make sure you let someone know way of going on on every session older people are also victims by a third party organizations buy food policy organizations he means the charities holding could go jam with older people like choice and to look out for the older people safety runners have to have a criminal background check emergency first aid training and a phone interview with good Jim so another potential problem that I could identify is funding a nest of innovations fund they do expect you to be self financing pretty soon for what lay cold blended finance involving volunteers subscription hello in other words your members are supposed to run to work to run back and also pay for the privilege do you think you can persuade your members to do so everything that we do is it is free to everyone who participates the runners will cause an out of all the people we we find that about twenty thirty percent of of members to donate to us to help keep keep us running and and that counts for about a third of a income and we also have support from I'm brand partnerships and and also some director thirty contract this means that local authorities give grants to good Jim in return good Jim consults them to identify the most important projects to work on however there are lots of groups fighting for the same money so it's quite a challenge to make sure I vo has funds to pay his stop he has twelve full time is at head office plus trainers in fifty eight groups around the country your donors a light cold owners would like it to go international go global that's your call just transplanted without without adapting to local environments right again you have to look at safety particularly for female run as a you may come across like of pavement so very busy street life which might stop a group from running on the pavement you might come across heavy pollution in places like daily Beijing and such I mean globally the conditions are very different is it something that may potentially stop your project from expanding globally every city is different as different social needs and also different instruction which to make the project run so we would always stay true to that the idea of combining getting fit in doing good and but for for instance in daily it might be a very different type of experience to the and under nothing that so it's very important to make sure that you do you do at that off to two runs and two good deeds in one week and meeting lots of really nice people I felt on top of the world but to be honest it's not for me I'd rather exercise in the morning in the home and away from the cold and rain and I also want the flexibility to do it when it suits me and not to be tied to anyone else but remember breeze who's in Liverpool I think I've could have a new member there I will never be a runner although it might be something of a started walking on my left me legs and run a little bit as a psychological is now so I think I would start welcome and a spire to run the walking great only policy not to run I leave you six o'clock course pro conference so this is your repair furniture that's when my and take without up lifting fold from Liverpool that's it from me Tina Newman if you'd like to hear more solutions then check out our political if you enjoyed this program you might also like the one we made about women only James and Turkey just search for people fixing the world no men allowed thanks for listening goodbye distribution of the.
"mcdavid" Discussed on Hockey Today
"Also, switch switch to colors at home with the show off the team colors and sell more jerseys possibly perhaps due at one way. For the first half the other way for the second half playoffs home team chooses. Jeff. That's a good question is going back to why did we switch back to where the home team, whereas the colored uniforms and the road team wears the white uniforms that might be the case, although I can see both jerseys being sold. Here's the problem with in the playoffs. You get to choose because a lot of teams don't wanna travel with both jerseys. Right. I mean, sometimes there's special dispensation where teams gotta throwback night and they want to wear a certain jersey. They'll let the road team know ahead of time. So they can pack the extra jersey but say for a playoff series, you know, and to teams are like tamp is gonna play you know, tap is gonna play Columbus and Tabah decide you know, when the first game we're gonna wear our blues. But in game two we're going to wear a wide. So the blue jackets with the travel to Tampa with both jerseys. They might not want to do that especially in the playoffs. So I'm not sure you can do it that way. But I'm kind of thinking about just going back to the old way with home teams where the white uniforms that to me, I think it makes things just so much easier. Are let's close it out with David Highness's Connor mcdavid is expressed his frustration as high with the Oilers yet again missing the ploughs if Edmonton can't right the ship and screw up the overhaul of the team his how long does he give mcdavid before he's had enough and wants out are we've talked about it before. I thought he took the high road and just saying, I don't know. And it's the right answer. You don't wanna just give the stock? Oh, everything's fine. He'll look foolish knowing they have no general manager. No coach for next year. The team is in complete disarray. But you don't want him to be completely frustrated should be high. He it should be. Hi frustration for him. He's one of the best players in the league is not being showcased on team. That's got a chance to win there. Rival the Calgary Flames. Or one of the best teams in the NHL. It's been a long time since the Oilers have made a run that way back in two thousand six they have a one a Cup since nineteen ninety you know. And so it's got to be frustrating for him to see the elite players in the league all the guys that he's sharing the load with. I mean, he's he's probably better than Johnny can draw. He's probably better when you look at the overall game of of a kucherov Orlando, Scott or McKinnon, and those guys are likely going to the ploughs and his teams eliminated with week left in the year. And even though they were mathematically eliminated yesterday. There were long gone over the last couple of weeks certainly didn't play well down the stretch to make you think they deserved a better fate. I think he's committed to be here. I don't think he's the kind of guy that's gonna wanna ask out. But hey, they get it wrong again with a general manager. I mean, I can understand maybe at some point him wanting to go someplace else, and and maybe if the Edmonton Oilers are looking to try to get like Herschel Walker deal, maybe something can be done down the road. I don't think he's the kind of guy that's gonna wanna force a trade but fast forward to three years from now on this team still stuck in the mud with no direction. Rudderless? Would you really blame him? If he wanted to get an exit strategy out of there and go someplace else to play. So I don't think you're at the quite panic level yet. Let's see what they do this off season. But is a huge huge off season for this team. Because if they get this one wrong, boy, it could set the franchise back another another decade, and that's just something that just cannot afford to have happen. All right told you the schedule huge games so tomorrow, we're gonna be recapitalized. We're going to have a much clearer picture not just on the matchups for the plows. But who's gonna make the
"mcdavid" Discussed on Hockey Today
"But you know, Tampa has got nothing to play for the game is on the road. Second back to backs for Tampa with Demane hurt. Tampa's in a pretty good spot here where you're looking at the third string goaltender for the lightning. So canadians. I think are better position than say the blue jackets who have to take on the Bruins. Now, the Bruins. They're just playing out the string as well. And they've lost two in a row. They lost a Florida and Detroit back to back night. So is it going to can you envision Boston losing three in a row? So that could be tougher spot of the blue jackets against Boston. And then the hurricanes are in Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs may believes already clinched a playoff berth second back to back. So right now, it looks like the blue jackets might have the tougher of those three games and looking at the standings in the Eastern Conference. Here's the way it looks. Columbus says the first wildcard would ninety four points. Carolina the second ninety three Montreal as a point back, but Montreal's at a bit of a dilemma because they've got one less Rowen than Carolina four less road Wednesday in Columbus. So Montreal needs to pass Columbus. They're gonna have to do it be the points. They're not gonna wanna tie breaker against the blue jackets. So really they look at being behind by three points to Columbus instead of two because tying them is not going to help now at Carolina. They're only one back in the row wins and with three games still left. They still could pass him in Rowen. Wins. So Montreal still has a chance. Everybody else in the Eastern Conference, mathematically eliminated, Florida, Philadelphia, the Rangers and the like so that's three spots. Two teams are going to get a mantra on the outside looking in. So every game becomes a must win. So should be fun. Watching those teams go at tonight penguins. Still can get home ice. They're going to be in Detroit to take on the Red Wings the front end of a home and home for the penguins jets and wild from Minnesota can eliminate the wild jets trying to clinch the central stars and the flyers stars pretty much locked in. They could still possibly when you look at the standings in the central division. The Dallas Stars have eighty nine points to nationals ninety four. So they're not going to be moving and they have three point cushion on Colorado with three to play so Dallas trying to avoid dropping to the second wildcard. But really when you think about it from a matchup standpoint, they probably wouldn't mind dropping to the last wildcard. 'cause they match a. Better with Calgary. They seem to have the flames number so Dallas in that nebulous position. They know they're in the playoffs. But you know, do you want the first wildcard the second wildcard avalanche and the Oilers Oilers, mathematically eliminated the avalanche again only got one point in their game in hand, but very winnable game catching the orders and the second back-back, but the avalanche also playing in the second back to back will the avalanche. Go back with grew. Our who's been their best goaltender. He played last night in that loss in overtime. And shootout to the Saint Louis blues that's huge sharks and the Canucks kings in the coyotes big for the coyotes two points back winnable game looks like the kings are pretty much mailed in law seventy two last night to the flames drew doughty after the game says he wishes you could play all of the rest of the games in succession. He just looking to get this miserable season over with. So maybe the coyotes can take advantage and beat the Los Angeles Kings. But the coyotes are going to need some help to get into the postseason, but still what an incredible story the retort about the coyotes on the last Tuesday of the race. Season which just three games left. Still be mathematically alive the playoffs. Something anybody saw that coming at the beginning of the year. Are let's hear from you at down the Greta hashtag game conduct forever. T eight says if you could only choose one of these, but it's guaranteed to change. What we choose shootout gets eliminated. And we play ten minutes of three on three if no winner, it's a tie or bring back the old format of one through eight. Well, I loved one three I hate the format right now. But I would I just pour the shootout. So it's a really tough question..
"mcdavid" Discussed on Hockey Today
"He has missed it win number four hundred and fifty and you feel bad for right? I mean, the devils are not a great offensive team. Halmahera didn't play hall's not playing in the game forty one shots on goal. So Rangers are still learning their way here playing out the string, and you feel bad for Hank. Hank? Scott's a milestones. He's trying to catch here. Trying to get the four fifty before the end of the season, and he's never had a year in the National Hockey League where he didn't at least win twenty games and that streak is clearly in jeopardy. Stuck on eighteen with three games left to play. Now. I think the original plan was he was supposed to win the game last night. And then have one of the last three starts to try to get twenty. But David Quinn said after the game that he may be open to giving hang a couple of opportunities here down the stretch to try not not only get four fifty but try to keep that twenty win streak alive. So he's going to have to win both of them. So does he play against Ottawa tomorrow? With the day's rest Ottawa worst team in the National Hockey League a chance to maybe get four fifty at home in the nineteen and that he can get one of the last two home against Columbus or at the Pittsburgh Penguins. And at least giving give Hank a meaningful game. Columbus could be still battling to make the playoffs Pittsburgh and still be very much alive for home ice advantage and give him a couple of chances at a meaningful game over the weekend. So got a hankering here that the long Quist is going to get to more starts in these last three to at least get the opportunity to get twenty. But give Lundquist credit. You know, he's not making it about himself. He is clearly on board for the rebuild. He even said, listen, I'll do whatever the coach tells me to do that. He said the way that I've played five consecutive losses here all in regulation. Just three wins in his last fifteen that, hey, I don't deserve the plug your gab been better than me so Hanky even left the door open that of coach wanted to play your Gavin the final three games of the season. He'd be cool with that. But the organization also wants to honor a guy that's been a good soldier for them for the last fourteen years. So. Let's see if David Quinn gives them that opportunity. I don't think he'll play the back to back games on Friday and Saturday. So if he doesn't play tomorrow, it looks like it'll probably be over as far as getting twenties concern. And if he does play at least gives a little meaning to what is meaningless in the standings, the Rangers in the senators have Madison Square Garden tomorrow. Let's talk about tonight huge games for the Canadians. The blue jackets and the hurricanes all three of those teams only one spot for those three teams. Right. So all I mean, only one two of those teams can get those three spots. Right. So somebody's going to be on the outside looking in when the music stops right now Montreal's on the outside looking in their home against Tampa. So on the surface that looks like it's it's rough..
"mcdavid" Discussed on Hockey Today
"He said with these shootout wins the best way to tell how good a team is is to look at their goal differential. Okay. It's not obviously comes into the standings, unless it's. Breaker, but you really get a chance to see if there's a team. That's a lot of games by the via the shootout there row wins will be less which was not cystic back. When Neil said this. He's like the goal differential is gonna show you that. If you're a minus team, you're probably not that good. Maybe just caught a couple of big breaks you've been able to win some games and overtime shootout. But the best teams of teams of the plus goal differential. And no better example than Tampa. That is plus one hundred and the number one team in the Western Conference Calgary's a plus sixty six so that shows and the worst team in the National Hockey League. The the worst team in the NHL right now is Ottawa. They got a minus fifty six goal differential in the worst team in the west is is the kings with a minus sixty three. So it's very telling. So it's interesting to see that will be only one team with a plus goal differential. That will miss the playoffs. I tell important these games are and we talked about Montreal and their schedule with Carolina coming up. And that's why when we preview the games coming up later today. How big that's going to be Calgary. Despite resting a bunch of regulars beat the Los Angeles Kings seven to Gdre gets goal in this one. He's got ninety seven points now on the season Edmonton. Mathematically eliminated lose to the Vegas Golden Knights three to one Vegas wins for just one time in their last six. They're locked into that three Cedeno San Jose's gonna take on Vegas. But after the game, I thought really clear captaincy type of moment happened for Connor mcdavid. Because he was just asked about the direction the team is going in. And instead just giving a generic answer. Like, hey, we believe in it. He was honest and said, we don't have a general manager right now. How am I supposed to tell you what direction we're going to be going into? I don't even know who are leader is they're going gonna blow this whole thing up in the off season. As far as management's concern, new general manager likely Hitchcock is going to be replaced behind the bench. So conic David gave a very honest and forthright answer. I don't know this is going to be a huge off season for the Evanson Oilers who they bring in to be their GM. So how is comic? Dave it's supposed to look at the landscape of his team. The went to the second round the couple of years. And look like they're on the fast track to win a Stanley Cup. Second straight year missing the playoffs in disappointing fashion. Okay. With a ton of talent on that team. You're talking about mcdavid. You're talking about dry Seidel who's gonna finish with the second. Most goals in the National Hockey League mcdavid is going to be the mum the leaders in points. You got Ryan Nugent Hopkins who had a resurgent year this year, you've got nurse. You've got so much talent. And it's a shame that this has really been an also ran now for the last couple of years, and I don't blame can't Hitchcock. He came in there to try to salvage a bad situation. But clearly they're going to need to bring in somebody different the general manager, whoever that's going to be has the right to bring in his own guy. So is going to be an analytic guys going to be an old school guy. I don't know but kudos to Connor mcdavid just answering. Honestly, genuine question about what direction? This franchise is going. And how it hell is he supposed to answer that question when he doesn't even know who is going to be in charge. I thought it was good stuff. Tampa beats Ottawa. No surprise there. Five to two point with forty first goal. Stamkos. With forty second goal. Rangers beat the lose to the devils for the first time this year four to two Henrik lung quiz fifth consecutive time..
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"They fall behind one nothing in the second period never able to catch back up. So that was a disappointment for both Washington and the ounce because the Washington Capitals right now can have a five point lead in the division and clinched it all up, and they didn't do that. So we'll see what ends up moving on forward. With those two teams out west, Colorado. Does earn a point they came back from two nothing down against Saint Louis, but they ended up losing in the shootout three to the blues certainly making things interesting in the central division when you couple that with Winnipeg their four three win in overtime. Over the Chicago Blackhawks, so certainly a lot of great things happening out there in the Western Conference, but Saint Louis for the thirteenth time. This year have blown a two goal lead thirteen times you could say well done they were awful in the first half of the season. But two of those games the game last night the game at Madison Square Garden last Friday where they lost the game in regulation. That's something that the blues you're gonna have to clean up, and I've talked to some people around Saint Louis where they were the garden on Friday. And it's easy for somebody like me or people don't follow the Saint Louis blues to kind of look at their situation and say, we'll Bennington is the reason why they turned it around. Young goaltender never seems to lose. And of course, Craig Baru be taking over all the credit goes of ruby because the people around saying Lewis who are with them everyday feel like that more times than not the guys up front. Have bailed out the goaltender than the goaltender bailing out. The guys up front, so Bennington. Looks like he's been the beneficiary of all around better play by the team that it is really him standing on his head and turning things around his entry. Into the National Hockey League seemed to be just a coincidence more than it's been him being the reason baruti's and honest guy what he says to the media's what he says to the players. I was talking to Darren Pang who said that BA ruby would say something to him like off the cuff off the record. And Panger would say, you know, can I use that? And he's like, yeah. I told the players I'm telling you. I mean, he's not holding any secrets back. He's not playing that kinda game. He was a hard nose on a straightforward player. He's been that way as a coach. But certainly they get the win. But blowing these leads is a little bit disconcerting. But that helped out Colorado, they still at least earn a point. So the avalanche. Now have a two point lead on Arizona's bowl teams have seventy nine games. Played bowl teams have thirty four row win. So the Abilene still control their own destiny with these final three games left on their schedule. So our zone. It's gonna need an avalanche loss and regulation, or at least a couple of losses and overtime and resulted around the table to be able to get in. But it's also interesting about the standings. There is not one team with. A minus goal differential that is right now in the playoffs hours. Ona's the only team that has a chance to do that at minus nine that can still make the playoffs. Minnesota Chicago outside chance all both mice twenty four and twenty five those are gonna take hail Marys. But are the only team that I think realistically has a chance otherwise all the teams with a goal differential in the west that is A-plus are in the play offs and the same in the east with the exception of Montreal Montreal is the only team that's on the outside. They can still make the playoffs and they're plus eleven syllabi one team with a plus goal differential. They'll miss the playoffs and every single team of the minus goal differential miss. And I've told this before on game is conduct Neil Smith, the former general manager of the Rangers in the islanders told me when we started working together after the lockout when we did any show live..
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"There was to win it, and we were two three guys around it. Everyone those battles and that's huge yacht. Congratulations on tonight. Both you individually and the team good luck tomorrow. Montreal. Thank you. All right. You gotta go. From locker room. And I think he summed it up the Lightning's team defense was pretty good tonight. They had a couple of stretches where you know, they as the puck and they had a little bit of trouble kind of clearing the zone cleanly. That's going to happen over the course of a game the Ottawa Senators for all their troubles this year. It really hasn't been in the offense of zone. They've struggled in the defensive zone as they have some talented players even after they moved out some of their best offensive players. I mean, certainly can shoot the puck. We saw that tonight Colin whites. Good young players Chabad is leaving their team in scoring. They can put the puck in the net. And I thought the lightning did an excellent job limiting their dangerous chances. All right time. Now for three stars brought to you by spectrum, and I could have picked about maybe five or six stars for the lightning tonight. But I picked the the line that did most of the offense of damage. I thought all three of those guys were fantastic tonight. Yati Gorda two goals and an assist matching career highs in both those categories I two goal game. And three point game this year, and he could add a fourth point. I shouldn't say could add a fourth point he affected another goal on which he did not have a point. That was the surrogates have goal because he stepped in front of the goalie and took away Anderson's is as surrogates have shot was sailing into the top of the net. Gujaratis my second star, three assists. He extends his league leading point total do one hundred and twenty five points. He now has at eleven point lead on Connor mcdavid is mcdavid is in action later tonight at Vancouver kucherov has three games left in the regular season mcdavid including tonight, still it's four, but Kuch really reestablishing. A big lead really gave it admit hot there and been racking up points in it. Cut would have been a double digit point lead for Kutuzov to single digits it again. Seven at one point. And then it was eight going into tonight at eleven with mcdavid an action later this evening, but kucherov had a really strong game. Prevailing that first goal. Beautiful pass to gore for the easy tap. And then points my third star. He scored a goal. He had an assist that was on the tic TAC toe passing play hit the post as well. But he was skating very well that wide I mean beyond the offense they contributed. They were really effective at possessing the pocket spending a lot of time in the offensive zone. So the lightning went five to my final segment up next. We'll bring in Greg Llanelli five to lightning elating.