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Mike Modano On Auston Matthews

from Chris Johnston at the Toronto Star,

The most prolific American-born scorer in NHL history has nearly three times as many goals on his resumé as Auston Matthews.

And already he’s hearing the footsteps coming out of Toronto.

“I can’t see anything stopping him from getting there,” Mike Modano said Friday night.

You still can’t call it a sure thing, not with all of the unknowns baked into every record that requires longevity. But it’s tough to look past the fact Matthews is going to reach the 200-goal milestone in 100 fewer games than it took Modano.

His next goal gets him there and it will come much faster than Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl reached that mark earlier this week, too.

It’s a reminder amid the noise of a new season of what Matthews has been building. He’s truly a unicorn. A centre that scores goals at a pace unmatched by any of his peers not named Alex Ovechkin.


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