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Connor McDavid Is In A Safe Place

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

He’s confident, possibly euphoric. It reminds me a little of Mats Sundin’s captaincy with the Maple Leafs. Sundin believed in the Leafs lineup every year, even when the results told him differently. Every time they missed the playoffs, he thought next year would be different. He was so busy being optimistic he couldn’t see what wasn’t there.

Maybe McDavid, at a higher level, with his game for the ages, is the eternal optimist. He has the power now of contract and production and status in the game to say whatever he wants. To call for change if he believes change is necessary. Few players ever reach that level. McDavid is there now and what we really don’t know is if he thinks leaving this lousy Oilers team together was prudent. All we know is what he’s said for publication.

He is still just 21 years old, still a kid in many ways, still playing the part of the robotic, say-nothing, hockey player. It’s a safe place to be. But really, wouldn’t you like to know what he thinks about his team and about anything else in hockey? He is bright and opinionated and thoughtful until the cameras come on. The lights, in this case, too often can be silencing or deceptive.


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You’re mocking him for not saying enough and you’ve already mocked him for the little he has said.

And hack trolls like you really wonder why we don’t see more personality from players?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 08/27/18 at 09:19 PM ET

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