Happy Connor McMVP Day!!
Ohhhh baby! It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for since those goddamn lottery balls ping-ponged our way to history. There’ll be more blogs and more Oilers coverage as Daddy steamrolls through Vegas for the first of what now will be many times in his career. Skatin’ on your whole team. Suffice to say after last year’s embarrassment of an awards show I hope to hell Connor walks up on stage, looks directly at the PHWA, and says… “Who’s your daddy?”
But for now, let’s look at the last year in Connor’s journey:
It was only one year ago at this same place where the man finished third (!!!!!!!!!!) in Calder votes (and eight (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) different writers voted him in FIFTH, Jesus God), and now three hundred and sixty-fucking-five days later he’s taking home the Hart.
Ugh, hell ya. Suck the shaft, PHWA.
Next, Connor was named the youngest captain in NHL history. There were naysayers:
McDavid named Oilers captain….over Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins. Basically just kissing his ass & giving him everything.
— Zack (@Scarps_23) October 5, 2016
Why is McDavid captain instead of Eberle????
— Hafsa 💕 (@thegrlinadress) October 5, 2016
— Patrick Blake (@pjblake2) October 5, 2016
— Jamie Bennett (@jbennett2027) October 5, 2016
Edmonton is so stupid. McDavid, yes is the face of the franchise, but is FAR too young to be captain. Maybe they have enough young players?
— Hunter Stempin (@hstempin92) October 5, 2016
McDavid is too young to be Captain.. I mean I know Sid was really young but I don't know if McDavid can handle it esp in a Canadian market –
— ameena87 (@Canuckgirl20) April 14, 2016
@NHL_Gameday Connor Mcdavid is too young and inexperienced to be a captain it should go to either Taylor hall or Jordan Eberle
— BirdGang28 (@Billeberling_28) April 11, 2016
And we had some especially hot takes from imbecilic juggernaut, Patrick O’Sullivan, on Connor’s legacy:
Oilers players cancel CBA mandated day off tomorrow to practice because their coach is upset. Not surprising when your captain is 19 y/o.
— Patrick O'Sullivan (@realPOSULLIVAN) October 17, 2016
All he did was lead the team to their first 100 point season since forever and win the NHL’s scoring race by double digits.
Next, Daddy ended Brian Elliot’s career as Calgary’s starting goalie practically before it even started.
He was able to casually shrug off the most epic, all-time video bomb ever recorded:
But Auston Matthews was shredding the league as well, which led some particularly gigantic hacks out in Toronto to claim that Auston > Connor for, among things, heaviness, and then he proceeded to crush Auston Matthews in virtually every category that exists.
Poor Jack Eichel nearly caught Connor in PPG at one point, before ultimately feeding on Connor’s McWrath and missing out on a $2-million bonus… because Connor.
He told Brandon Manning what he thought of his life:
Connor McDavid: *Scores a goal
Brandon Manning: *Skates by on his way to the bench
— Bar South N Celly™ (@BarSouthNCelly) December 9, 2016
He was named captain of the Pacific Division all star team.
He had points in about a billion straight games to close out the season.
He took the Oilers to the playoffs which is the equivalent of Moses splitting the fucking sea.
He then captained the Oilers past the defending Western Conference champions and into the second round.
And finally, he took a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon before accepting his award as the league’s nest player:
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) June 20, 2017
What a year. What a player. Now let’s go get that trophy, Daddy.
PS – Good luck to Johhny Gaudreau tonight in his quest for the Lady Byng! Way to go, Johnny!!