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Dater’s Daily: Connor McDavid achieves the ridiculous



Connor McDavid

Happy Mother’s Day. To all mothers reading this, thanks. On this day, let’s also celebrate Connor McDavid.

McDavid got his 100th point of the season last night, in just his 53rd game. He’s going to win the Hart Trophy, I feel pretty certain. And, he’ll deserve it. That’s a ridiculous achievement.

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Some Sunday links from around the league:

  • The Philadelphia Flyers pushed the Washington Capitals to OT, thus giving the Penguins the division title. Thanks, Philly, who then choked away a 1-0 lead with less than a minute remaining to lose in OT, 2-1. 
  • John Tortorella is done as coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets (ESPN)
  • Hockey Night in Canada: Elliotte Friedman reports the Montreal Canadiens ownership and Marc-Bergevin are talking about the future. Will Bergevin stay? Will they extend him? Talks are underway to determine his future. 
  • The Boston Bruins had a chance to take second place. They choked, too, in a “perplexing” 5-4 loss to NYR. 
  • Florida Panthers 2017 first-round pick (10th overall) Owen Tippet is finally getting a chance. After a season on the taxi squad, he’s cracking the lineup down the stretch. 
  • Larry Brooks say this was the craziest Rangers season ever (NY Post)
  • After turning the NHL world upside down, altering a franchise, and making the Department of Player Safety and NHLPA once again look like they work for the predators and not the victims, Tom Wilson still doesn’t understand what all the fuss surrounding him is about. (Washington Post)
  • Could the Nassau Coliseum reach 50 percent capacity for the Stanley Cup Playoffs? (NYI Hockey Now)
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  • I’m going to get on a super early flight to Las Vegas tomorrow morning, to go cover the game against the Golden Knights. It’ll cost a little bit, being a last-minute decision to go, but some of your Avalanche Travel Tip Jar donations ease the pain. Thanks. No other Denver Avs media have been traveling to cover the team. But I just always think it’s better to be there than not, damn the cost.
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Adrian Dater - Kiss and Larry Bird fan. Writer with @Gambling and @Bookies, Avs Insider with 104.3 The Fan. Denver Post, SI, Bleacher Report alum, author of seven books.

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Matt Briggle

Hope you have a safe trip tomorrow. Do we know if the Avs qualify as “fully vaccinated” now? I don’t remember seeing anything about which shot they got a few weeks ago? If they got the J&J shot then they are cleared to start relaxed rules, if they still need or just got a second shot then they would be on the strict rules for a bit longer.

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