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10-11-2012, 12:48 PM
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"Over on this side of the pond, there's been a lot of hype over Connor McDavid, who was given exceptional playing status in the OHL with the Erie Otters and is still two-and-a-half years from being eligible for the NHL draft.

And why was he given exceptional status? Because he IS exceptional.

Connor McDavid is already transforming the Erie Otters franchise with his presence and his ability to do so many things. You talk about mind speed and the ability to make those around him better - that's what Connor McDavid does.

He is a franchise-defining superstar. If there's a 15-year-old out there that's as good as Connor McDavid right now and going into that 2015 NHL Draft, we're going have a situation that I've only seen one other time - back in 1971. That's when Guy Lafleur and Marcel Dionne went first and second overall.

McDavid will only get better as time goes on and he is everything as advertised."

a few thoughts: you aren't going to hear a 15 year old rookie whos played 7 OHL games getting called a 'franchise-defining superstar' very often. especially not something that Craig Button says about players. He usually just says theyre the total package or they are a great player.

Not to read too much into his Guy Lafleur - Marcel Dionne draft comparison, but its interesting that he said that a McDavid and someone just as good 1-2 in 2015 would be "a situation that I've only seen one other time" (Lafleur-Dionne). That rules out Malkin-Ovechkin, Heatley-Kovalchuk, Stamkos-Doughty, MacKinnon-Jones and so on. This would seem to indicate just how highly he thinks of McDavid.

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