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Connor McDavid speaking to media.
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McDavid refuses to answer question about playing Canucks in playoffs

Published May 4, 2024 at 1:53 PM
BY LIAM
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With last night's win over the Nashville Predators in Game 6, the Vancouver Canucks punched their ticket to the second round to face off against their rival Edmonton Oilers.

The Oilers are rightfully the heavy favourites in the series, but the team was unable to beat Vancouver once this season - and Connor McDavid didn't like being reminded of it. Early this season when the Oilers were floundering under Woodcroft, they lost three games to the Canucks, including one embarrassing 8-1 game. Mark Spector asked McDavid if that game was still in their heads, and McDavid totally brushed him off.

»You know, you guys went in there feeling like you're gonna have a good season and it just went sideways in a hurry. How's that happen, what do you think?»
-Mark Spector

»That was so long ago. Yeah, I'm not even gonna answer that, it was so long ago. Yeah.»
-Connor McDavid




It was a totally ridiculous question from Spector to try to drudge up what feels like a totally irrelevant game to this Oilers team now. When the Oilers lost those initial 3 games against the Canucks early this season, they simply weren't the powerhouse threat they are now.

Later, McDavid went on to provide his real feelings on facing Vancouver. McDavid showed ultimate leadership, saying that there's no point in talking about anything just that they're both good teams, and the Oilers need to execute their game plan.

»I can sit here and say all I want, but ultimately we're going to play a series, and I'm looking forward to the challenge. They're a great team, we're a good team, it'll be a good series.»
-Connor McDavid

Hockey fans across the NHL are in for what could be one of the most electric series of this playoffs. Two Canadian teams with a storied rivalry, along with the fans will clash with one another trying to punch a ticket to the conference finals. This series is sure to be absolutely nails for hockey fans, and absolutely nerve wracking for fans of both teams.
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