In his latest blog, Gene Principe talks about Leon Draisaitl's stellar play lately, including last night in Winnipeg
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So time for another weekly blog and the easy (and maybe obvious) write would be Connor McDavid. Let's see: seven-game point streak (6 goals, 9 assists, 15 points) and 34 points on the season. Tops in the NHL. 23 assists, number one in the league. He has six three-point games this season and in the first 70 games of his career he has 10. Wayne Gretzky had 15. Sidney Crosby seven (shout out to @SNStats for the help).
I have never played hockey in my 57 years of being around. Yet, the game, and - more importantly - the people around it have been a significant influence in my life.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated throughout the world during the first week of December. It is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of people with disabilities and share their stories.
WINNIPEG, MB - Heading into Thursday night's game against the Winnipeg Jets, the Oilers were 0-for-12 on the power play in three consecutive losses. They put an end to both streaks with an exclamation mark.
Edmonton Oilers Press Release
Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavidhas been named the NHL's third star for the month of November.Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherovhave also been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of November.
To be a leader in the dressing room, a player doesn't necessarily have to come with a pre-determined set of traits. Often times, veterans establish their influence among their peers in their own unique way. What matters most, when everything is all said in done, is the respect that fellow teammates have for the players who guide them on the ice night in and night out.