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Blackhawks Daily: Generational and Transformational

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In the course of a few days, it’s been quite the moment for some of the generational players in the NHL. Whether it’s the Chicago Blackhawks’ Connor Bedard, the Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid, or the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, it’s certainly shown what it is, has been, and can be.

Starting with Connor McDavid, he had a goal and was a +3 in the Oilers 4-3 comeback victory over the Seattle Kraken. It’s Edmonton’s third victory in a row after a dismal start and perhaps they’re clawing its way back from what looked like a funeral. It’s McDavid’s third point in his last two games, and his second straight game with a goal. Also, watch that goal from last night. Moves like that look familiar.

On Tuesday it was Sidney Crosby skating to the rescue in a 5-3 victory over Columbus, notching his 16th career hat trick. On Sunday, well, I’m pretty sure you know what Connor Bedard did.

Though Auston Matthews isn’t included here, he’s only got 13 goals in 15 games, with three of those games featuring a hat trick. All of it goes to show just how transformational a generational player can be.

McDavid is doing it in Edmonton. Crosby is still pulling the Penguins. And Bedard is beginning to rise in Chicago.

Transformational indeed.

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