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Connor McDavid Was Nothing Short Of Legendary In Willing The Oilers To 2nd Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Connor McDavid is really, really, really ridiculously good at hockey. After setting up the first goal in Edmonton's do-or-die Game 7 against the Kings on Saturday night, McDavid made sure the Oilers weren't gonna blow it and allow a late equalizer:

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Iced it. Book it. Call it. For only the second time in his NHL career, McDavid got out of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and will face the winner of the Stars and Flames. 

It's about fucking time. It's been sickening to see Edmonton fall short year after year with McDavid and Leon Draisaitl on their team. That's as must-see TV as you can get in the sport of hockey. They've fallen short time and again for a variety of reasons, many not of their own doing.

"Legendary" is a term that gets tossed around often. "GOAT." Whatever you wanna say. No matter how amazing McDavid is, he's always going to be compared to The Great One himself, Wayne Gretzky. And while it's unfair to expect anyone to live up to that type of hype, well, McDavid is doing his damndest to do so. His performance against LA was, legitimately, legendary:

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McDavid has an extra gear as a skater that few have ever had. He boasts a sickening array of stick-handling moves and dekes that he somehow controls while zooming down the ice at warp speed. His scoring talent is off the charts. With all the attention he attracts, McDavid is a totally willing passer who ranked second with 79 assists in the regular season. Dude could score like 75+ goals a year if Draisatil wasn't lighting the lamp so often.

I don't know what else to say. There's little else to describe how special McDavid is lest this turn into a fanboy worship situation. Just join me in paying respect to the hockey gods that they finally graced us with McDavid and Edmonton advancing to the conference semis.

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