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Earning the respect of your peers is certainly high praise, and when it comes from one of the NHL’s top talents, it’s certainly worth its salt.
Following the Avs first day of on-ice practice on Monday, Nathan MacKinnon was quick to compliment one of the newcomers on the team. That newcomer, defenseman Devon Toews, now suddenly finds himself making up one-half of the Avs top pair on defense, skating alongside one of the league’s elite defenseman in Cale Makar.
Given that these training camp practices are closed to the public and media, we’ll just have to trust MacKinnon’s word on this when he says that this Toews-Makar pairing so far appears to be a fun and dangerous duo.
“I think it’s exactly what we needed,” MacKinnon said when asked about the new offseason additions to the team, beginning to smirk as he prepared to talk about Toews and Makar. “Right now, we got Cale and Toews together and it’s already a lot of fun to play with them.”