Connor McDavid named Pacific Division Captain

Zach Laing
January 04 2017 08:00AM

For the third time since September, Connor McDavid has been named a captain.

The first came when on September 8, 2016 when he was named captain of Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey. He helped lead the young guns to a 3rd place finish in the 'B' group of the tournament that saw Sweden, Russia, and Finland as the other three teams in the group. Many felt that the U-23 team was the most compelling.

On October 5th, 2016 the Edmonton Oilers named 19-year old McDavid captain, effectively making him the youngest player to ever captain a team in the NHL. This season, he has scored 43 points in 38 games and is tied for the league lead in points with Evgeni Malkin (43). He and the Oilers are currently sitting second in the Pacific Division.

Now today, the NHL announced that Connor McDavid will serve as the captain of the Pacific Division at the upcoming NHL all-star game. He led all Pacific Division players in all-star voting which earned him the 'C'. Pittsburgh Penguin Sidney Crosby will serve as the Metropolitan's captain, Nashville Predator P.K. Subban will serve as the Central's captain, while Montreal Canadien Carey Price will serve as the Atlantic captain.

Los Angeles will serve as host for this year's all-star game, which will be held from Jan. 27-29. This year's all-star game will be just like last year's, which featured the 3-on-3 tournament. 

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#1 Ambassador humantorch
January 04 2017, 08:40AM
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AND A CONNOR MCDAVID DAY TO YOU TOO GOOD SIR. *doffs cap*

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#2 Connor McFly
January 04 2017, 08:58AM
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The Oil are a sick organization. They ain't getting anywhere near the playoffs with a stubborn coach, a GM who is handcuffed with Mact's very expensive pylons and a host of players who are lazy self-entitled cry-babies. They better put a rush order in for 20 pairs of nuts.

(Mom, back off, chew a mint or something...phew

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#3 Spydyr
January 04 2017, 09:35AM
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IMO the 3-3 format produced the most exciting all-star game(s) ever.

Connor will shine in it.

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#4 Spydyr
January 04 2017, 09:50AM
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Anyone else notice McDavid slowing down the last few games. McLellan has been over playing him all season long along with Talbot. Burning your best players out is never a good coaching decision and will bite them in the butt later.

If Pouliot does not sit the next game I will have lost even more respect for the Oilers coaching staff.

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#5 Trainreck Is Over??
January 04 2017, 10:13AM
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Spydyr wrote:

Anyone else notice McDavid slowing down the last few games. McLellan has been over playing him all season long along with Talbot. Burning your best players out is never a good coaching decision and will bite them in the butt later.

If Pouliot does not sit the next game I will have lost even more respect for the Oilers coaching staff.

I would have put him on waivers right after the game.Doubt they will sit him, did not even bench him.

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#6 Spydyr
January 04 2017, 10:28AM
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Trainreck Is Over?? wrote:

I would have put him on waivers right after the game.Doubt they will sit him, did not even bench him.

Pouliot did not even miss a shift. Eberle now has one goal in 17 games with McDavid but he keeps getting gifted time with McDavid.

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#7 Arminius
January 04 2017, 10:47AM
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Connor is thrilled. He gets to play alongside quality players

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#8 Trainreck Is Over??
January 04 2017, 11:07AM
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Spydyr wrote:

Pouliot did not even miss a shift. Eberle now has one goal in 17 games with McDavid but he keeps getting gifted time with McDavid.

Eberle has 5 goals in the last 34 games. Sniper my arse.

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#9 Dwayne Roloson 35
January 04 2017, 11:14AM
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Spydyr wrote:

Pouliot did not even miss a shift. Eberle now has one goal in 17 games with McDavid but he keeps getting gifted time with McDavid.

Pouliot was playing with McDavid before that giveaway. After the giveaway he was taken off that line.

Wont have to worry about it anymore though. New lines at practice this morning are

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl

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That 3rd line is funny. They're all struggling so they have to step up if they want ice time.

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#10 Rob...
January 04 2017, 11:22AM
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Let's hope he's allowed to play with a legit sniper that knows where to go on the ice.

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#11 Spydyr
January 04 2017, 11:34AM
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Dwayne Roloson 35 wrote:

Pouliot was playing with McDavid before that giveaway. After the giveaway he was taken off that line.

Wont have to worry about it anymore though. New lines at practice this morning are

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl

Lucic-Nuge-Kassian

Pou-Caggulia-Eberle

Lander-Letestu-PizzaParty

That 3rd line is funny. They're all struggling so they have to step up if they want ice time.

Looks better but I'm still hoping Nuge gets a chance with McDavid one day.

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#12 Wax Man Riley
January 04 2017, 12:56PM
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Dwayne Roloson 35 wrote:

Pouliot was playing with McDavid before that giveaway. After the giveaway he was taken off that line.

Wont have to worry about it anymore though. New lines at practice this morning are

Maroon-McDavid-Draisaitl

Lucic-Nuge-Kassian

Pou-Caggulia-Eberle

Lander-Letestu-PizzaParty

That 3rd line is funny. They're all struggling so they have to step up if they want ice time.

I love that 3rd line.

Roll with 1 & 2, throw the Letestu-lander line out there for some energy, and leave the 3rd line to produce in 8 minutes of ice time..... or less

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#13 Big Jacks Meat
January 04 2017, 01:06PM
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Eberle and Poo for Hall.

ok I wont go there.

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#14 FISTO Siltanen
January 04 2017, 01:32PM
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Arminius wrote:

Connor is thrilled. He gets to play alongside quality players

That's actually a good chirp.

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#15 ginganinja
January 04 2017, 04:15PM
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@FISTO Siltanen

It would be, if the guy assessing quality wasn't a Phlegms fan

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#16 Boom or Bust
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Arminius wrote:

Connor is thrilled. He gets to play alongside quality players

Hrs also thrilled because no one on your team comes close to all star captain caliber...snd he's still so young....ahahaha you suck

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