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11-26-2014, 12:21 PM
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C Connor McDavid - Erie Otters, OHL (2015 Draft) V

Connor McDavid | #97 Erie Otters
Center | Shoots Left | 6'1" | 190
Jan 13, 1997, Richmond Hill, ON


Connor McDavid doesn't regret injury-causing fight

“I’m not just going to sit there and take punches,” McDavid told the Erie Times-News. “I probably wouldn’t change a whole lot thinking about it now. I think it was the right thing to do (at the time) and I’d rather fight than turtle or anything like that. There’s not a whole lot you can do in that situation.”

McDavid hurt his right hand in a fight with Mississauga Steelheads forward Bryson Cianfrone on Nov. 11. He is expected to miss 5-6 weeks with the injury, which could also force him to miss the World Junior Championship in December.



The top-ranked player for the 2015 NHL draft practiced Monday in Erie despite wearing a small cast on his right hand. He still is unsure when he will play again.

“We’ll leave that up to the doctors,” he said. “It’ll come down to how I prepare and what I’m doing; if my legs are in good shape. It shouldn’t be too hard to get back into form but I thought I was playing pretty well before this all happened so that kind of makes it just as bad I guess.”

In 18 games this season, McDavid has a league-best 51 points, including 16 goals.



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“I’m not just going to sit there and take punches,” McDavid told the Erie Times-News. “I probably wouldn’t change a whole lot thinking about it now. I think it was the right thing to do (at the time) and I’d rather fight than turtle or anything like that. There’s not a whole lot you can do in that situation.”
Punch him with your gloves on? Push him away? Wrestle him to the ice? Chop him on the ankles ala Kessel? Fight vs turtle is a ridiculous false dichotomy, there are plenty of other options, all of which would have better outcomes than fighting. How the hell did this guy get the scholastic player of the year award? He's dumb as bricks. This is quite possibly one of the stupidest things I've ever heard a hockey player say, and that's a stiff competition. I guess his teachers must have gone to great lengths to make things easy for him and get him good marks because of who he is.

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I could see him slipping as low as 15.

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Punch him with your gloves on? Push him away? Wrestle him to the ice? Chop him on the ankles ala Kessel? Fight vs turtle is a ridiculous false dichotomy, there are plenty of other options, all of which would have better outcomes than fighting. How the hell did this guy get the scholastic player of the year award? He's dumb as bricks. This is quite possibly one of the stupidest things I've ever heard a hockey player say, and that's a stiff competition. I guess his teachers must have gone to great lengths to make things easy for him and get him good marks because of who he is.
Rational conclusion

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Punch him with your gloves on? Push him away? Wrestle him to the ice? Chop him on the ankles ala Kessel? Fight vs turtle is a ridiculous false dichotomy, there are plenty of other options, all of which would have better outcomes than fighting. How the hell did this guy get the scholastic player of the year award? He's dumb as bricks. This is quite possibly one of the stupidest things I've ever heard a hockey player say, and that's a stiff competition. I guess his teachers must have gone to great lengths to make things easy for him and get him good marks because of who he is.
Wow. Terrible post.

Are you upset that McDavid won't be in time to help your sweet sweet Canada win gold?

He's a hockey player, folks. This is HOCKEY. They hit, they fight, and sometimes they get hurt. How easy it must be for everyone on the internet to criticize and advise on what McDavid should have done instead after you've all had the time to think about what happened, to see the replays, to consider the World Juniors and things like that. In reality people don't really think about all those things in the heat of the moment...It was an instinctive decision and it's really not a big deal. Some people need to relax.

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I was going to go see an OHL game just to see him right before a final exam. Sucks that he is injured but I guess I will be doing better in the exam now... haha.

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It is truly bizaaro land in the hockey world when people complain that a super skilled guy was also willing to stand up for himself.

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Stop analyzing this already. It is hockey and there was a fight big F'ing deal. Yes he will probably go #1 so what.

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I was going to go see an OHL game just to see him right before a final exam. Sucks that he is injured but I guess I will be doing better in the exam now... haha.
Go anyways,damn good hockey.

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Player comparison? Not in terms of effectiveness (ala Crosby answer), but a player that he plays most like even if he'll likely be better.

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Player comparison? Not in terms of effectiveness (ala Crosby answer), but a player that he plays most like even if he'll likely be better.
Crosby.

That's who he reminds me of when I watch him.

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Player comparison? Not in terms of effectiveness (ala Crosby answer), but a player that he plays most like even if he'll likely be better.
I've thought better skating Spezza at times when I've seen him.

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Player comparison? Not in terms of effectiveness (ala Crosby answer), but a player that he plays most like even if he'll likely be better.
there is no player comparison for him thats even remotely accurate. hes a mix of so many players. For example: Mostly Crosby, with a tad P Kane, Tavares and Datsyuk.

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there is no player comparison for him thats even remotely accurate. hes a mix of so many players. For example: Mostly Crosby, with a tad P Kane, Tavares and Datsyuk.
Tavares?

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Hands-wise
No slight to Tavares but I think McDavid's hands are definitely better at the same age.

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More like Drouin than Tavares.

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More like Drouin than Tavares.
hands are overall better, but every time I see him, his stick handling reminds me of Tavares for some reason.

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For comparisons, I think he has the hands/vision/play style of Tavares (better actually), but the skating and body type of Stamkos. Just what I see when I watch him.

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Any word on how he is recovering?

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Any word on how he is recovering?
McDavid says he should be getting his cast off on the 9th and McKenzie is he might be able to play the last pre-tournament game.

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McDavid says he should be getting his cast off on the 9th and McKenzie is he might be able to play the last pre-tournament game.
Just got interviewed at the Toronto-Vancouver game and said the same thing. Going to see the doctor on Tuesday to get the cast off then he's going to start shooting, working out and take some hits. Sounds like he should be around 100% by the time the WJC starts.

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