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Frei: They were even talking about that Makar goal at Harry Caray’s and White Castle



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Cale Makar continues to amaze.


Somebody already wrote that:

My late October CHN profile of Cale Makar

Absolutely, that was a mouth-dropping Makar goal that gave the Avalanche the 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks at the United Center Tuesday night.

Here’s Adrian Dater’s assessment of Makar’s OT goal  with video

I thought it was striking and certainly characteristic (per that profile) that in the post-game interview with ESPN’s Emily Kaplan, who had been between the benches, Makar was so matter of fact.

He could have been talking about taking out the garbage.

I think we all can agree that it was the greatest goal ever scored by an Avalanche player going against an NHL team with two sons of the Nuggets’ (acting) coach in the lineup.

When I asked if anyone could remember comparable or better goals from an Avalanche player — I mentioned Peter Forsberg — I received terrific responses.

This one came from 9News’ Tom Green:

Nathan MacKinnon ankle-breaker vs. Wild

And others–including @jdavs211 and @nzamora86 on Twitter–pointed out these Forsberg compilations.

Foppa goals, Vol. 1

Foppa goals, Vol. 2

What was so remarkable about so many of those Forberg goals was that he delivered hits and kept possession, then finished off the plays.

What’s your choice? Any other nominations? Should the Makar goal have an asterisk because it was 3-on-3?

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