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C Connor McDavid - Erie Otters, OHL (2015 Draft)

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11-07-2012, 01:54 PM
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Every time I watch the kid I find myself trying to come up with a single NHL comparison but it always ends up being some Frankenstein concept of several different players. Last time I watched a junior aged player this unique was...well, guess who.

Connor's got the speed/explosiveness of Phil Kessel, the vision of RNH, and the hands of Pat Kane. His skillset is second to none, it's just some peripheral/physical things that need to evolve and he will be an absolute generational talent. He tends to get beat along the boards and in corners quite a bit but man, he's 15....if he can develop this side of his game, watch out.
Yea, he's a mish mash alright. I find that he thinks the game a lot like Crosby, but he doesn't have the same build. I'd argue that his skillset is on par or better than a lot of Sid's at the same age - specifically around shooting and puckhandling.

If I had to pick only one player to compare him to, it would be . . . Claude Giroux - though McDavid projects to be bigger and more explosive, and possibly more skilled. He's gonna be whale of a player. Best prospect since Crosby in my mind.

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11-09-2012, 12:54 PM
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Bob McKenzie said he thinks McDavid has a pretty good shot at the world juniors next year when hes 16.

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11-09-2012, 01:17 PM
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Bob McKenzie said he thinks McDavid has a pretty good shot at the world juniors next year when hes 16.
With another year of development and growth I could see him challenging for the 13th forward spot next year.

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11-09-2012, 01:22 PM
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I guess he had limited ice-time but I barely noticed him in yesterday's OHL vs Russia game.

Also, question: Who's supposed to be better... McDavid or Mackinnon..? Ceiling? Now? I also realize they're 3 years apart... comparisons at same age? Thx.

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11-09-2012, 01:25 PM
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I guess he had limited ice-time but I barely noticed him in yesterday's OHL vs Russia game.

Also, question: Who's supposed to be better... McDavid or Mackinnon..? Ceiling? Now? I also realize they're 3 years apart... comparisons at same age? Thx.
MacKenzie suggested yesterday that scouts feel McDavid has more potential.

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11-09-2012, 01:42 PM
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Hard to make comparisons, but I see him as a bit if a Crosby/Toews hybrid.

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11-09-2012, 02:25 PM
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MacKenzie suggested yesterday that scouts feel McDavid has more potential.
I would agree

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11-09-2012, 02:51 PM
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Same here. Mcckinnon is good, but not like Mcdavid.

McDavid is the complete package, the type of player that only come across once in a decade. He is better than tavares IMO, and will be in the WJC next year.

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With another year of development and growth I could see him challenging for the 13th forward spot next year.
Yeah I feel his lack of physical maturity this year will hold him back. That and maybe doing a bit more away from the puck are probably the only things between him and making the WJC team at 16.

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11-09-2012, 03:09 PM
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Yeah I feel his lack of physical maturity this year will hold him back. That and maybe doing a bit more away from the puck are probably the only things between him and making the WJC team at 16.
Connor will play in the U17 this Christmas for a stacked and I mean a completely stacked Team Ontario... Then he'll play in the IIHF U18 World Championship this spring.

Hockey Canada has a rule; no player can compete for an U20 team until he competes or participates in an U18 Tournament/or Training Camp. This is why Mackinnon did not participate in the U20 Summit Series with the Russians this past summer and had to instead play the U18 Ivan Hlinka summer tournament.

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11-09-2012, 05:01 PM
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mcdavid is a beast

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11-09-2012, 05:04 PM
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Bob McKenzie said he thinks McDavid has a pretty good shot at the world juniors next year when hes 16.
Unless there's a lockout

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11-09-2012, 05:07 PM
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Yeah I feel his lack of physical maturity this year will hold him back. That and maybe doing a bit more away from the puck are probably the only things between him and making the WJC team at 16.
Take one glance at the kid on the ice yesterday and you could tell he's 15. He could have filled the sheet last night and it still wouldn't have made any difference.

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11-09-2012, 05:31 PM
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Hard to make comparisons, but I see him as a bit if a Crosby/Toews hybrid.
Jesus on skates?

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11-09-2012, 06:24 PM
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SH goal for McDavid.

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11-09-2012, 06:38 PM
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adds an assist on Pelech's goal.

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11-09-2012, 06:45 PM
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already an impressive night statistically and the first period has only just ended.

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already an impressive night statistically and the first period has only just ended.
Tonight could be the night he rips it up on the scoreboard. He has not had more than 2 points in a game this season despite remarkable consistency. He's due for a 3 or 4 pointer at some point.

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11-09-2012, 07:28 PM
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Saw this thread (link below) and got thinking about who could potentially become McDavid's teammate for the next couple of years. Thoughts on what you think the Otters need to add for next year to complement the core kids ? Always tough to watch your team finish near the basement, but in this case it really could help push the team up for the next 2/3 years.

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...158831&page=14

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11-09-2012, 08:15 PM
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That first line of Erie..... WOW. Or 2nd line whatever it is, should be first though.

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11-09-2012, 08:16 PM
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McDavid with the empty netter to collect 3 points on the night. 6-3 Otters victory.

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11-09-2012, 08:22 PM
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Still believe he has somewhat of a shot at the scoring title this year. His consistency will eventually allow him to surpass a few people above him, and if he starts getting more multipoint games he should be in the mix. But Galchenyuk, Strome, Schiefele et al will be hard to pass.

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11-09-2012, 08:39 PM
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He's +4 now, pretty impressive for a 15 year old on a terrible team. He's the only Otter with a positive +/-, everyone else is even to -12. I think it reflects his puck hounding ways, shades of Crosby in the way he hunts the puck down, won't be denied.

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11-09-2012, 10:42 PM
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Here is the short handed goal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pHW...o&feature=plcp

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Here is the short handed goal.
Make it easier for everyone to see^^^
Anyways liked the goal, looks calm and poised with the puck in close. Nice goal and nice moves.

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