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Connor McDavid Is Having Another Hell Of A Wasted Season

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The Oilers maybe could’ve tricked themselves into believing they were still in the playoff hunt if they had won Wednesday night, as two points would have kept them dead even with the newly optimistic Chicago Blackhawks in the wild card chase. Instead, they lost 6-3 at home to the New Jersey Devils—who had lost seven straight and were full of injuries—and it only reinforced how Connor McDavid’s being squandered in Edmonton.

McDavid reached 100 points with a pair of assists in the loss, becoming the second player this season to hit the mark after the Lightning’s Nikita Kucherov. In three full seasons, this is his third time getting the century tally. He’s the first guy to do it three times before his 23rd birthday since Sidney Crosby, and he’s now the only active player to do it in three straight seasons besides Alex Ovechkin.

McDavid alone keeps the Oilers from being a complete waste of space. Among what’s wrong with the team includes:


McDavid will keep playing through it all, logging exhausting amounts of ice time (26:40 in last night’s regulation loss!) as he racks up multi-point games to no avail. Just for fun, let’s remember a good McDavid goal against the Flyers from February, where he burns past practically the entire opposing team and then beats the goalie with a laser.

Only seven more years until he becomes a free agent.

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