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Brad Marchand has high praise for Connor McDavid, calls him 'one of the best players ever'

Published March 9, 2023 at 2:51 PM
BY COOPER GODIN
Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers are in Boston on Thursday to take on the league-leading Bruins. Following the morning skate, Bruins forward Brad Marchand had some high praise for Connor McDavid, calling him one of the best players to ever play the game.

"What McDavid's doing in the league right now, it's truly incredible," Marchand said. "Definitely one of the best players to ever play the game, and it's special to watch firsthand."

He added, "We only see him twice a year, but (we're) watching the highlights each night to see what he does," Marchand continued. "We're still fans of the game, and it's a lot of fun to witness history firsthand and be able to say we all played against him, so that's pretty cool."

McDavid is having a season for the ages and is on pace to put up 157 points, which would be the most since Mario Lemieux had 161 during the 1995-96 season.

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This season, McDavid has put up 124 points (54 goals, 70 assists), 26 penalty minutes and is a plus-10 in 65 games. With 17 games remaining in the 2022-23 campaign, including tonight's game in Boston, there's a very good chance that McDavid could become the first player to put up 70+ goals since Alexander Mogilny and Teemu Selanne both scored 76 during the 1992-93 season.

Puck drop between tonight's game between McDavid's Oilers and the NHL's best team, the Boston Bruins, is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Sportsnet in Canada and Hulu in the United States.

Source: theScore
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