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Who’s Hockey’s Best? McDavid, Matthews, Crosby Stir Debate

Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews? Auston Matthews or Connor McDavid? With debate ramping up about which player sits atop hockey’s throne — after some remarkable early performances — Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock’s goes in a different direction — Sidney Crosby. “This is what I think,” Babcock began as he made his case for the…

McDavid credits rollerblading for smooth skating

Nowhere is more comfortable than on his skates. The sight of McDavid blowing past defenders is an almost every-game occurrence for the Edmonton Oilers captain whose speed is the envy of the NHL. McDavid’s crossover moves that propelled him a league-high 108 points came from years of cruising around on rollerblades. Even when I wasn’t…