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Imagine That, A Hockey Player Watching Hockey

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. I missed the “Barbie Girl” song and who knows what’s going to be on when I come back...

1. Mark Scheifele, a shameless hockey nerd, has been binging Canadian division games in his spare time, even the ones that don't involve him.

The Winnipeg Jets star takes mental notes when he observes the show being put on by this season's leading point-getter (Connor McDavid) and goal-scorer (Auston Matthews), in particular.

In doing so, Scheifele is heeding advice from the late, great Dale Hawerchuk, who coached the centreman in OHL Barrie.

“Dale always told me: ‘It’s free education.’ You get to learn from them and pick up little things they do and try them at practice the next day. It’s about learning from the best players in the world and trying to add that to your game," said Scheifele ahead of a three-game Leafs-Oilers series that kicks off Saturday.

“From watching Connor and Auston play, you pick up little subtleties, little passes they’re making, the way that Auston’s shooting the puck, all those little things.”

continued with numerous topics and entertaing too....

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Scheifele is the biggest hockey junky in the league.

Posted by ThatGuy on 02/27/21 at 12:33 PM ET

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