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BLOG: McDavid and Draisaitl can share or spread offence

Playing on a line together or split up, the two provide headaches for the opposition

by Paul Gazzola /

Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl became one of the hardest hitting offensive tandems in the National Hockey League this season. McDavid led the League with 100 points - the only player to hit triple digits - while Draisaitl was next in command for the Oil with a 77-point campaign, good for eighth League-wide.

McDavid spoke about his German teammate on Friday during his exit interview. The two players are dangerous on a line or split up, providing options for Edmonton's attack.

"It makes us deeper," said McDavid. "It makes us a harder matchup but at the same time, we can always know that we can go back to that. We can play together and we've been successful together and we've been successful away from each other.

"He's obviously one of my favourite guys to play with and I think everyone can agree in saying that he's pretty underrated," said McDavid. "You saw what he did in the playoffs, that speaks for itself."

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