Chris Johnston tweeted a Connor McDavid quote this morning that has Oiler fans across the Internet fired up. An NHL player telling the media that he wants to score more goals in the NHL is a pretty common thing to say. But for Connor McDavid saying this, a guy who just scored 41 goals this past season, is incredible.
Connor McDavid went from 30 goals two years ago to 41 goals last season. He says one of his summer priorities was finding a way to score more.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 27, 2018
The best thing about Connor McDavid is that literally no one knows how good he can actually get. He’s already shocked the entire world with his skill in the first three years of his NHL career. I mean, you don’t think a guy can get much better than 41 goals per season in todays NHL, but Connor has broken so many barriers in his life so far, the possibilities are endless. Would you bet that Connor will be in the running to top Alex Ovechkin for the Rocket Richard trophy this season? I sure would.
— Yahoo Canada Sports (@YahooCASports) August 27, 2018
McDavid claiming that he’s been prioritizing his goal scoring also shows his willingness to dominate the league and win games. Honestly, if the kid just maintained his skill and put in minimal effort for the rest of his career he would still be one of the top players for a decade. The fact that he continues to strive for excellence is inspiring and exhilarating for an Oiler fan to hear.
So let’s hear it, how many goals do you honestly see Connor scoring next season? Me? I say 53.
— Wanye (@WanyeGretz) August 27, 2018
This is easily the sexiest thing I’ve ever read. https://t.co/qZ9DAwTkDv
— Alice Moran (@Alice_Moran) August 27, 2018
In response the NHL has moved to strengthen all nets across the league. https://t.co/1maNWEm8yI
— Thee Nation Dan – Day 320 of shorts for the Oilers (@TheNationDan) August 27, 2018
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