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The McDavid/Eichel Era Begins

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

The hockey world is tilting on its axis as the puck drops on the 2015-16 NHL season, bringing about a collision of stars that comes around less than once in a generation.

Consider it a lunar eclipse even more rare than the blood moon.

You have generational talents in Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel — centres so enticing that teams were willing to lose for a year to get them — rocketing into orbit while the deities of the last decade, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, have neither burned out nor faded away.

There are obvious parallels to 2004-05 with a pair of future superstars arriving together, but the wider landscape is totally different. Back then Crosby and Ovechkin were desperately needed to inject excitement and sell a sport that was emerging from an ugly year-long lockout.

continued

added 8:03am, from Victor Mather of the New York Times,

Every decade or so, hockey fans get excited over a “generational talent” coming into the N.H.L. Wayne Gretzky in 1978, Mario Lemieux in 1984, Eric Lindros in 1992 and Sidney Crosby in 2005 were all considered can’t-miss centers bound for immediate greatness and eventually the Hall of Fame.

This season there are two 18-year-old centers who are being heralded as the next great ones.

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Comments

awould's avatar

You made a mistake on the headline, Paul

The McDavid/Eichel/Larkin Era Begins

Posted by awould on 10/07/15 at 10:47 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Shush awould, under the radar!

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/07/15 at 10:48 AM ET

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