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HF Article 10-31-2012 06:25 PM

Scout's Perch: McDavid showing signs of becoming "The Real Deal"

I heard the hype. I read Sidís praise. I talked to a scout from a successful NHL team who joked that the only way his club would ever have a shot at him would be through winning a ping pong ball lottery, essentially anointing him with 1st overall status almost three years before his draft day.

And you know what? Now I get it.

When I walked into the newly renamed Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, PA on both of the nights I saw Connor McDavid play, I had high expectations. What I came away with was the impression that I had seen a very special player, not just because of his ability (which Iíll detail a bit later), but because heís the rare breed of top talent able to meet and exceed expectations despite recognizing their presence.Ö read more


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