Wayne Gretzky is amazed with Connor McDavid and his legitimate quest for a 100 point season in a 56 game schedule. “It wouldn’t surprise me if he gets more than 100 points,” Gretzky told Sportsnet’s Mark Spector. “Just to show people he’s capable of doing it.”
The Great One on McDavid’s hunt for 100 points
Let’s throw in a quick reality check first. In order for McDavid to accomplish the feat, he will need 23 points in his last 11 games. This is no given, even with 5 contests against the Vancouver Canucks who are likely off their adrenaline rush after coming back from a long COVID hiatus.
According to Sportsnet’s Stats, only nine players have scored 100 points in 56 games with Wayne Gretzky having done it a mind-baffling 11 times. Still, the Great One thinks if anyone can do it, McDavid is the player that can.
“It pushes you. When you’re in the limelight, and you’re always being watched, you want to show people what you can do,” Gretzky said. “He’s taken the city on, the team on, and quite frankly a big part of the league on his shoulders. Obviously Connor is watched every single shift, every period, every game.”Wayne Gretzky via Sportsnet
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