With his NHL season ended before the playoffs even began, Connor McDavid gets the dubious honor of leading the Canadian national team through the IIHF World Championships. And damn, is it a beautiful (if tragic) sight to behold.
It’s pretty hard for a team to be a bigger disappointment than the Edmonton Oilers were this year. Coming off a tough Game 7 loss in the second round of last year’s playoffs, this year’s squad—led by the attractive young duo of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, plus a potentially great defenseman in 23-year-old…
Connor McDavid had three points and the Oilers lost by four. I can’t think of a better way to sum up this season in Edmonton.
How are things going for the Islanders these days? I was at an ostensible Islanders bar last night, with about 15 TVs in the place, and only one screen—one of the smaller ones—had the Islanders-Oilers game on. And not with sound.
The Edmonton Oilers are utter trash this year, despite the once-in-a-lifetime superstar they tanked their way into getting, so it’s hard to even chart exactly how bad they would be if they had to rely entirely on GM Peter Chiarelli’s deal-making ingenuity. But a look across the continent over in New Jersey offers a…
It’s not yet officially a lost season for the Oilers, sexy preseason Cup picks who find themselves far out of a playoff spot, but it’s been a disaster so far. Meanwhile the Lightning have been the only consistently great team this year in a league packed with mediocrity. So what happened on Monday when Tampa came to…
Connor McDavid did another Connor McDavid thing Wednesday, with a brilliant deke on Olli Määttä that set up an easy tap-in goal for Leon Draisaitl. It was McDavid’s second assist in the game, and it gave the Oilers a 2-1 advantage that, unsurprisingly, they would not keep for long.
The NHL clearly knew that they had a great game on their hands tonight, with two of its three biggest stars—Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby—going toe to toe in Pittsburgh. They even promoted it like a must-watch event!
Butts are quite important in all sports, but in hockey, they’re useful for creating separation with defenders. Connor McDavid stuck out his butt and played a huge part in the Edmonton Oilers’ first goal of Thursday’s 2-1 overtime win.
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid wasted no time in his team’s first game Wednesday, scoring every goal in a 3-0 opening night win against Calgary. One of them was an empty netter, but still, McDavid earned the hats:
Connor McDavid, the reigning MVP and still just 20 years old, is going to be in Edmonton for a long, long time, and he’s going to be the highest-salaried player in NHL history—and he’s still a bargain. McDavid has signed an eight-year extension, to go into effect next summer and running through 2026, that will pay him…
Young Oilers superstar Connor McDavid can’t get enough of hanging out with eager fans! He loves it!
Connor McDavid tied things up—briefly—for the Oilers tonight against Anaheim with a play that looked an awful lot like what The Great One used to do at the old Coliseum. Just, you know, two digits less.
Everyone loves an underdog story, but at heart that’s about exceeding only modest expectations. There is nothing more satisfying to me than when a player comes in with sky-high, borderline unrealistic expectations—and then surpasses them. Connor McDavid, for years before his pro debut, was supposed to be a…
On the same night Oilers sophomore Connor McDavid picked up his 100th career point, he cinched an overtime win over the Panthers with a breakaway goal with 2.6 seconds left in the frame. He just had to wait a little longer.
Q: How do you defend Connor McDavid one-on-one?
Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid missed a couple of months last season when he slid into the boards with Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning in a Nov. 3, 2015 game, and broke his clavicle. At the time, McDavid didn’t blame Manning for the injury, but in last night’s game, the Oilers captain was less…
When a league’s concussion protocol works like it’s intended, players will get mad. There’s no way around it. Connor McDavid, the Oilers’ young star, was yanked off the ice after hitting his head in last night’s home loss to Minnesota, and he was pissed.
Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid scored a goal in each period of Saturday’s game 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars for his first NHL hat trick.
On the eve of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the NHL released their list of the top-ten selling jerseys from the 2015-16 regular season. Wonder-teen Connor McDavid even snuck on!