In 2015, the Edmonton Oilers drafted Connor McDavid first overall. And soon he became the best player in the world. When he retires, he even wonders if he’ll be the best player ever.
Eight years later, in the year 2023, it is the Chicago Blackhawks’ turn to recruit a front row forward named Connor. In addition to the first name, it is easy to make connections between these two great players. It is true that Bédard has never played a game on the Bateman circuit, but everyone agrees that he will be in control.
Who is there to ahead of McDavid for the title of best player in the world? Not so fast.
The forwards were invited to a training camp in Toronto and showed all their talents by maneuvering the puck. What we notice is that the 97 is much better than its young compatriot.
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This is where we see the difference between junior hockey and the NHL being noticeable.
Yes, Bedard dominated the WHL, but when you compare him to McDavid, you see a difference. After all, the Oilers’ captain is in Displays For eight years already, it shows.
McDavid is much faster and has much better hands. I am not saying that protect the new hooks is a not good, but when compared to the cream of the crop, we probably went a little too hard, too quickly when we said, “He’s going to compete with McDavid in the next few years.” It’s true that his favorite tool is his shot – not his skate – but…
Maybe in a few years, the former Regina Pats 98 will give the other Connor a hard time, but looking into next season, the two won’t be done shutting down the stats column. There will be no comparisons between the two. That would be unfair to a younger Connor.
And anyway, Bédard should “make the club” before considering winning the Art Ross Prize…
a lot of
– Ah, well, yes.
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– What does this mean for Cody Fajardo?
– A very big contract.
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