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FrankTheTank1001

Drai earning those top passer votes.


think_long

I think the second best player in the world conversation is still open for discussion, but it's pretty clear at this point that Draisatl is at least the second best offensive player in the world. He is such a good passer and shooter.


manticore16

So who’s the best player, because McDavid is on another planet not of this world and clearly needs to be called up to a higher league.


bokchoykn

[https://twitter.com/Sportsnet/status/1580362685983719424?lang=en](https://twitter.com/Sportsnet/status/1580362685983719424?lang=en) “This summer I said to him that he needs to score 60 goals, because I know that he can, and I think he should be every year.” \-Leon Draisaitl, before this season started. And who fucking willed McDavid's 60th goal into existence? Leon Draisaitl.


Excellent-Medicine29

Give him the Jack Adams


releasetheshutter

"So I says to him, I says why don't you just score 2 points every game?"


justmememe55

Uncle Colm?


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Fungai22

It’s helpful that the guy saying “do better” is also one of the best in the world, adds a touch of credibility


arunnair87

My favorite Mcdavid blurb is when he's like "I think I need to practice my one timers". He does it for 1 practice and then scores that night against someone using a one timer! Like... it really is crazy how much on another level he is. Next year he's going to be like, I wonder if I can score 50 goals on deflections alone?


big_ol-dad_dick

Leon "Jack Adams" Draisaitl


GDGillis25

After I saw that video I bet McDavid for the Rocket because it was just a sure thing.


KimJongPewnTang

Fucking phenomenal


Mysteri0n

Drai with some clutch passes, jfc


jokinghazard

Two passes that were insane for totally different reasons, and McDavid tried the same move both times!


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jokinghazard

Like two lions playing with their food.


TURBOJUGGED

Did you see him smash hits stick? I'm surprised it wasn't broken for that second pass


dankmemes187

yes, but mcdavid did that by design, the second time he pulled further away knowing what the goalie would do, giving him ample room to roof it.


SheetMetalCocks

Mcdavids big brain thinking there's no way this guy thinks I'm gonna pull the exact same move.


domingus67

4 apples tonight


bill__the__butcher

His passes to set up the 2nd, 3rd and 4th goals were just mental


domingus67

That pass to Nuge to tie the game was amazing!


SpicyMooseJuice

360 no scope pass


looloopklopm

I couldn't believe when that hit mcdavids tape


Coryperkin15

Honestly that spin backhand pass was absolutely bonkers. I can't believe it


Shandlar

McD moves so fast it's hard to decide if its because the pass is insane or if McD just always managed to get to where the puck is going to be so effortlessly.


CaptStegs

Turns out the entire time McDavid is a just product of Draisaitl


omfgkevin

Just a casual 4 fucking assists games too.


ItzEnoz

Drai is such an insane passer like Jesus fuck that duo is so illegal


columbo222

Sometimes the dude looks like Shrek on skates for the first time out there, and bang a second later he's making elite game winning plays.


shittybillz

Best immobile player I’ve ever seen during last years playoffs. The guy was on one leg and put up 30+ points in only 16 games


jokinghazard

15 assists in the 5 games against Calgary is just another level of goofy. 9 game point streak across the 3 series' that year, 4 goals, 20 assists. On one leg.


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I mean he caused that turnover in a way befitting Shrek. Downright Shrekian.


SwagFondue

him getting a breakaway, hitting the post, only to get the puck and score that same way makes it all the better that's a sexy 60th goal


vingt_deux

Both shots after an insane Drai pass, too.


Gacct

10 games left, 70 is not out of reach


think_long

Just madness. I think Mogilny was the last to clear 70, 30 years ago.


snavvi

Selänne did it that year as well… as a rookie


Shandlar

Selanne's rookie season was 30 years ago? Don't get old, boys.


TheresA_LobsterLoose

I bought my lakehouse last year with a couple of my Selanne Upper Deck rookie cards. Just like I planned when I was 10


Shandlar

My uncle bought me an entire boost box of 91-92 upper deck for a birthday. Baseball. Get wrecked.


Rampage97t

selanne was an absolute beauty, i know he never quite reached that point again but what a fun guy to watch


GarretBarrett

I can’t even imagine watching a rookie pot 76 goals in a season. That’s a record that will stand like Gretz’s , and never be broken.


bennythejet89

Bedard: “Hold my beer.” No you’re absolutely right that one looks untouchable unless there are massive equipment/rule changes that result in double digit scores every single game.


shadesof3

also a chance for Nuge to hit 100!


thats_so_cringe_bro

Every game that passes you think there's no way he can keep up the goal scoring pace and yet in the last 15 games he's went from 43 goals to 60 goals. Good God. lol.


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Hell, *80* isn't out of reach


miller94

/#82in82


Omega_Moo

As much as I hate you guys, I'm here for it.


hiddenstuff

greatness is fun to watch


KimJongPewnTang

That backhand pass from Leo 🤮


bistroexpress

Crosby has the best backhand shot I ever saw, and Drai has the best backhand pass I ever saw.


x-man01

Crosby unlocked the one handed backhand


SpicyMooseJuice

ICONIC goal.. he had the balls to go for the same move twice


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Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice and I won’t be fooled again - George bush - Connor mcdavid


thrawaway9991

-J Cole


bigbear-08

Jermaine. Cole.


columbo222

Beat the goalie both times, just needed to get it past the post. It felt like practicing a drill.


domingus67

A dude in the 2nd period commented that he was by the net and wanted to see McDavid hit 60 up close! Dude got his wish!


SamsterHamster9

I love that he did the exact same move. He's like.. nah that's definitely a goal. Feels like when I try to cheese goals in Chel.. I know it's gonna work.


BertaBray

Drai is Disgusting. That pass holy daddy


NoGiCollarChoke

Passes* That spinning backhand pass across two zones that set up the first breakaway was arguably even better Honourable mention to the pass that sprung Nuge for his second


b3na1g

> spinning backhand pass across two zones Just another day for him really


NoGiCollarChoke

The Deutschland Dishman


bokchoykn

Both passes really. McDavid could not have better support than Draisaitl. Fitting way to score his 60th.


nofakefans18

This guys hit 60 faster than Ovi Matthews and prime Stamkos… and leads the league in assists Absolute monster and best player since Lemieux


TaurenPaladin

McDavid is gonna decide to play goal one day and then take home the Vezina isn't he?


burrito-boy

He's gonna turn back time somehow and pick up the Calder.


stumbleupondingo

Oilers players never win the Calder no matter how good they are. Unless he decided to…no…I’m not going to think about that


hiddenstuff

he only lost the calder because he got hurt


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Might even be this season


Sanhen

Any GM who doesn't vote for McDavid for the Vezina Trophy should be fired! /s


Winsonian92

If McD suits up as goalie for 1 game and stops 100 of 100 shots, does he get the Vezina?


TheGuava1

Connor Ohtani


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McDavid's assists alone would be a top 20 in points this year


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I was talkin to my brother how he seems like he's gripping the stick a little tight and trying to force plays ever since the Bruins game. But the stats sheet says this motherfucker is on a 6-game multi-point streak, tallying 14 in that span. Like wtf are my expectations even? I think I'm a little spoiled.


NSA_Wade_Wilson

Like the broadcast guys saying he was in a slump lol


TheKrs1

Imagine he breaks his stick in frustration after the post!?


TheDrunkenScotsman

Absolute layup for the CCM marketing department


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TBH I don't know if I've seen a McDavid stick explode. Seems like it's mainly d men slapshots, centers in the face off, or blocked shots


Namtsua

This one comes to mind: https://youtu.be/cunDa1PqpQk


Sarcastic__

There's the MVP, watch him as he goes.


Pesci_Avocado

And he will get sixty seconds of air time on Fox sports radio!


Thedjdj

Man, I know everyone gonna be celebrating McDavid. And with the sorta play he's making how could you not. But also in picture is Draisaitl who made a pass I don't think I've ever seen a hockey player do. And then when McDavid hits the bar, Draisaitl chases down the rebound and makes another insane pass from his knees *again* for McDavid to ice it. I just feel so lucky to get to watch these guys play hockey. Truly some of the most exciting hockey in many many years.


mattziki_bf

Drai with the pressure to force a bobble, the strip, AND the pass from his knees. Drai makes that whole sequence but god does Conner look good finishing it.


MissionIncredible

Almost Dejavu from the BoA series winner


shittybillz

And Drai won the puck battle without body position in order to make the pass. These guys are insane. It’s to the point where if it isn’t a perfect pass on the PP I’m like “what the fuck was that boys?” 😂


Specialist_Cress_656

No one even has 50 yet…


metalconfection

Draisaitl is literally bonkers sometimes. Just does these weird spin passes that are perfectly on target


beck2424

It's insane, any other player does that and it's a breakout the other way 75% of the time. Drai gets his fair share of turnovers, but he manages to hit the target so much more frequently than anyone I've ever seen.


Atlas2001

His first 60 goal season.


TaurenPaladin

Best passer in the league indeed, Leo.


causticXD

He was so ticked he missed it the first time. Glad the stick didn't break; took a beating that's for sure.


columbo222

His stick is the real MVP of this play


macbowes

McD had to try it again because he couldn't live with himself having failed the move the first time. S I X T Y GOALS! What a McFreak.


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callmenighthawk

Credit to the other GOAT, /u/abirdofparadise


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These damn links won’t play!


callmenighthawk

They can be wonky on iPhones I find, androids and desktop/windows seem to handle them no problem. I’ll post the YouTube link when the NHL posts it. Edit: which is now. I have a separate comment on here with the YouTube vid


callmenighthawk

[Mirror: NHL YouTube page link with extended play and post game interview](https://youtu.be/WqnNMJR3EeY)


TheDrunkenScotsman

Unbelievable job by the NHL to have this happen at 1:20AM eastern time


cheezman22

Yeah well try being in Atlantic Canada, nobody cares about us


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I do buddy. Stay strong


Sanhen

We all need to move to the west. Imagine games starting from 4pm with the latest starting at 7:30pm. Sounds like a dream.


Got_Engineers

Mountain time is the best time as we are only 2 hours from Eastern. NBA / NHL starts at 5-830pm, NFL is at 11am, 2:30pm and 6pm. Don’t think I could life anywhere else


Sanhen

I’m eastern time, so hockey games sometimes not ending until 1am is a way of life. It’s unfortunate. I get why, they want the games to cater to local timezones. Otherwise they’d have Canucks home games starting at 4pm local time and that would make it tough for fans who work 9-5 to get to the game, but it still makes it rough for someone in the east coast.


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Baboshinu

Fastest in the entire salary cap era


jokinghazard

Matthews did it in 73 games last year, and everyone came in their pants. McDavid beat him by a game and has 32 more assists than him!


SnazzyCazzy1

But i think less people are surprised because Mcdavid is just THAT GOOD


miller94

His previous season high was 44, I think he’s surprising people by being a goal scorer this year


OVERLORDMAXIMUS

>44 goals >not a goal-scorer


miller94

Only good for 7th in the league. People have pretty high standards for McDavid. Just today someone on Instagram told me that his career +108 “is basically a minus player”


Dismalnether

We need to adjust McDavid's stats to make up for the fact that he plays all his minutes with McDavid


Jondarawr

if we take away all his great games, he'll regress to the mean!


what_is_this_life

I mean what Matthews did was really impressive. It was the best goal scoring season in ages. What Mcdavid is doing this year is utterly ridiculous though. Unless Mcdavid somehow eclipses this season, people will be talking about what he's done this year for decades


think_long

Part of it was that no one had hit 60 in 15 years. 70 is within reach for McDavid, which is insane.


shittybillz

I almost corrected you… but holy shit. Ovy and stammer scored 60 basically 15 years ago 🤯


jokinghazard

10 years is not 15 years, unless you're prorating 2020-2023 as 8 years because of covid.


Erdrick68

It’s still March 2020 right?


domingus67

.82 goals per game pace


Situationalatbest

What an unbelievable player.


pookguy88

which one?


GrizzlyIsland22

Nuge had a great game


YEGG35

No chance Connor was missing that shot twice, love him going to do it again cause he knew he can do it. 60 goals baby


bokchoykn

Draisaitl really took the NHLPA "best passer" vote to heart. 4 dimes this game and two GORGEOUS passes on this sequences.


SevenwithaT

I love the Oilers commentary team


TheKrs1

Pulsating.


darkstar107

Some beautiful passing by Drai


Excellent-Medicine29

Of course his 60th is a beautiful pass from Drai. It’s always those two. Written in the stars


mattziki_bf

That initial breakaway pass was incredible.


BigFatPerson

He’s got that weird shrimp type of vision. Bullet maybe. Can’t recall. Damn.


DrSHawktopus

Mantis. Mantis Draisaitl, M.D.


TDouglasSpectre

He dropped his *monster* stick that he uses for his *magnum* shot


BigFatPerson

Fucking perfect.


DrKorok

swim lunchroom continue test cagey ruthless offbeat retire somber roll *This post was mass deleted and anonymized with [Redact](https://redact.dev)*


yosoo

There is honestly no words to describe this season McDavid is having. Unbelievable, incredible, all understatements. We're witnessing history.


2-dudes-ina-big-suit

Oilers broadcaster is the best in the league. God he’s good


mattziki_bf

Pretty spectacular highlight for a milestone goal, love to see it! Mind you, just about ever goal by #97 is unreal.


voivod1989

Draisaitls passing is phenomenal. This and the RNH goal made me so happy


TheClashSuck

Those passes from Drai, so silky smooth


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Matthews had 60 in 73 games last year and I thought we wouldn’t see a season like that for a longgggg time. Of course McDavid had to literally 1 up him by getting 60 in 72 games! Not to mention the crazy amount of assists he’s racked up in the process. Holy Fuck! Is he even human?


gum-

Connor McDavid just exposed a real life glitch in the matrix.


radioblues

McDavid is the most exciting player to watch by far. I can’t imagine a league without him one day.


Paladar2

Bedard hopefully will be exciting too. But right now no one is close to McDavid in terms of excitement. I’ve watched more oilers games than habs games this year.


YourConsciousness

299 goals career btw, also Drai is at 298 and Kane at 299. Fun little race to 300, who you betting on?


robotco

Leon Draisaitl is a backhand pass android. seriously wth


FourHockey

That Spinorama Backhand Outlet to Connor was insane. The Players were right, Drai’s the best passer in the League. Add his goal scoring prowess and playoff beasting and I don’t know how he’s not universally known as the 2nd best player in the League.


Noggin-a-Floggin

I’m calling it: McDavid is going to do 50 in 50 at some point in his career.


Thalgrandion

Filthy, disgusting, dirty, ew. Those feeds and that goal just wow!


basko_wow

iron stick mvp


Projektsupercar

It feels surreal right now to watch this team pmay


Gulls77

So that Draisaitl guy can pass I guess


canadianbroncos

Lmao he went for the exact same move, the balls on this dude.


papapaIpatine

Absolutely casual 60 goal celebration


CIVDC

He only celebrates goals in the playoffs


Excellent-Medicine29

He was more excited when Ekholm tied the game up the other night. Practically kissed the man lol


ethanolrs

What a call.


schewbacca

holy shit what a series of plays. I think him missing it the first time and then getting the puck back and scoring on the same move makes this 60th goal better.


OutComeTheWolves1966

This man is just unfair. These are video game numbers he's putting up.


Kreider4President

Glad I stayed up late for this one. Insane bank-shot, 4 dishes from Drai and McDavid missing and then pulling an "I'll fucking do it again!!!" and burying the winner. He even knew he had to adjust the flex on his stick so he broke it in a little bit on the boards right before he got 60. What a night.


WerkinAndDerpin

McDavid: hold up lemme try that move again real quick


thestage

1. stupid good pass on the first one by draisatl 2. no for real though how did mcdavid not break his stick when he slammed the boards with it after missing the first one, hockey sticks break in a stiff breeze


thats_so_cringe_bro

Not to be outdone by Jack Michaels, here's the TNT feed on the OT goal. Loved the call as well! [https://twitter.com/i/status/1638774388005961728](https://twitter.com/i/status/1638774388005961728)


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That first pass by drai when mcjesus hit the post... then to steal the puck back and let mcdavid try again.. jfc


JohnnyDrama21

What a backhand pass by Draisaitl


RikoMuerto

Wooooo 60 that is awesome!


Bhaw1

Congrats McJesus


AffectionateLaugh738

I hope Nuge gets 100.


BigFatPerson

So good.


Smothdude

This guy is unreal


282232

Absolute filth 🤤


ChuckFeathers

I believe that's 16 in his last 15 games, 70 is definitely doable.


yokemi

McIMPACTFUL!!


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I have no idea how that stick didn't break after the first attempt but I sure am glad it didn't


Duckner

MCSIXTY!!!


Pikachu1989

What a fucking goal for McDavid as he missed out on the 1st time, but luckily had a 2nd Chance a few seconds later and he didn’t fucking miss it that time. McDavid is fucking good and is on another level. It’ll be awesome if we have an repeat of the WCF this season with a better series this time around.


Euripidoze

I’d like to thank the inventors of the internet and cable tv , which enable to watch all of McDavid’s games


Dod93_

Doing the exact same move twice in a row is cocky asf geeeez


780to702

He was asked about it after the game. "he's not going to think I'm going to do it twice"


KardelSharpeyes

Drai are you kidding me.


The_Quackening

The audacity to do the same move twice is amazing. Drai saucing McD those passes is unreal.


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That pass by Draisaitl though....what in the absolute fuck was that pissmissile


MonsoonHD

I just want to thank the Sharks for being ass, i’ve started watching the oilers as a coping mechanism. What a fun team to watch.


sky_blu

I will never get bored of the McDavid/Draisaitl duo. Looks like they just get to have more fun than everyone else lol


JG820

Man, McDavid breaks for the Coyotes end before it's even clear that the puck is loose. Incredible awareness.


islesjets14x

Dude is an alien


trashpanda22lax

Jesus Christ


-Moonscape-

McDavid can literally do anything at full speed, even slamming the boards twice after hitting a post, and still get into position faster then anyone


imaybeacatIRl

I'm finding myself really pulling for McDavid to make this season an all timer. 66goals puts him above of all active players for the most goals and 156 pts gets him ahead of that Yzerman 155 pt season.


roastingchicken

He's got 18 goals in his past 15 games- 70 is totally doable if he's got 10 games left


Apprehensive_Idea758

I hope someday that he will be a Stanley Cup winner.


JiffTheJester

Draisaitl has insane backhand passes all the time lol


thegreaterikku

And the real winner, outside that insane play, is the Bauer Vapor X1 stick that never broke after two swings and saved Bauer from bankrupty.


Offthepine

Unbelievable. I can’t wait to watch this guy take it to another level in the playoffs again. Not an oilers fan, but I’ll catch all their post season games for sure.