I’m writing this article in preparation for a rainy Sunday, so if the weather report changes on me it’s not my fault and you cannot @ me. You’ll just have to enjoy these Connor highlights in the sun instead of rain.
If I had to choose my least favourite month of the summer it’s got to be August. The BC smoke rolls in to suffocate us all, and there is absolutely no hockey news to talk about. In fact, we’re so close to the season that the anticipation alone can ruin someone’s day. August also means that it’s been approximately three months since we’ve seen Connor McDavid do something super cool. I know you guys won’t forget how good he is, but I decided to remind you anyway with these super cool Connor McDavid highlights.
You can thank me later.
Connor’s return after injury
After being out for a few months with a broken collar bone, Connor McDavid returned to the NHL in probably the most Connor-McDavid-way ever. I’ll never forget this goal. I was standing outside the Pint Downtown moving some boxes to my vehicle after our Nationgear pop up shop we held for the Connor McDavid return party. I walk inside and the bar is going absolutely nuts.
I missed it.
I missed the best goal Connor McDavid has ever scored in his life and cried myself to sleep that night. I’m not overly worried because I know he’ll top it ten more times in his career, but still. It really hurt me.
I had the pleasure of attending this beautiful game, so let’s re-live this together. Ryan Strome scores a goal to beat the Flames in overtime. The play started with Connor McDavid rushing the puck up the ice and taking a shot on goal. Unfortunately as he was skating past the net after his shot, Connor accidentally clipped the Flames goalie. After a review, the goal was called back and the game went into a shootout. I honestly thought we were going to see the first ever riot at Rogers Place; you could cut the tension with a knife in there.
Flash forward to the shootout, where Connor McDavid scores the game winning shot on a beautiful deke against David Rittich. Clearly still fired up after the refs disallowed Strome’s OT goal, Connor points to the ceiling as he skates by the officials and tells them to check upstairs. BOOM ROASTED. This is why we love you Connor. Thanks for being you.
This was game three of the 2016-17 playoff run. We lost pretty badly if I remember correctly, but the game was great until the last ten minutes of the third period. Goals were going back and forth and the stress in the building was at an all time high. When we desperately needed a goal, Connor McDavid stepped up and scored one of his best of the year. The way he stopped on a dime and faked out Vatanen was pure bliss and I’ll never forget it.
Connor pump-up video
I would watch a live stream of Connor McDavid eating breakfast in the morning if it were possible. So this Biosteel ad of Connor doing cool things isn’t any different.
Connor’s first time scoring 100
Alright I know he’s done it twice now, but I will never not get goosebumps watching him tally his 100th point for the first time. The Oilers were in the playoffs for the first time in ten years, and all there was left to do is get Connor to 100 points. OF COURSE it comes down to the last period of the season. Every time he touched the puck that night the whole building would stand up. When it finally happened all of Edmonton screamed aloud at once as our dreams were coming true before our eyes.
We’re almost on the home stretch to the Oilers season and I think I’ll need to take up another hobby to occupy myself until then. This waiting is unbearable.