Connor McDavid may be one of the most talented players of his generation, but he can’t yet think about being one of the best of all time, since he has yet to win a Stanley Cup.
The captain of the Edmonton Oilers would certainly trade one of his three Hart trophies, four Ted-Lindsays, five Art-Ross or even his Maurice-Richard for the big bowl of money. For him, his legacy would not be complete without the cup.
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“I believe hockey is a team game, but beyond that, all these great players won and that’s certainly something we would like to accomplish in Edmonton,” McDavid said Wednesday, his remarks being relayed via the NHL website. .com. There is no shortage of discussions or reports on this subject, but I sincerely believe that the big guys have all won and that is what I must do.
Last season, the 26-year-old forward amassed 153 points in 82 games, unheard of since Mario Lemieux in the mid-1990s. Sidney Crosby even recently estimated that McDavid could reach the 170-point plateau.
“It’s obviously nice when someone like him says that about you, but that being said, the numbers are a little useless at this point. We want to produce, but we want to win matches, and that’s what matters,” he said.
In the spring, the Oilers were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by the eventual champion Vegas Golden Knights. The year before, they were defeated in the Western Conference finals by the Colorado Avalanche.