Sean takes a look at the opening week of NHL free agency. He doesn't think it was all bad. Only mostly bad.
It's all relative, of course, with many factors in play. But 97 MLB players, 92 NBA players, and 57 NFLers currently have a higher AAV than McDavid's 12.5M cap hit.
The NHL begins its new league year on Saturday, which also happens to be Canada's 150th birthday.
McDavid, in his first full season, was voted the league's best player by his peers, won MVP, and captured the Art Ross as the NHL's leading scorer. He's only 20 years old.
Edmonton's season was a success and the future is bright, but there's no guarantee it will get any easier to win.
But McDavid's incredible solo effort wasn't enough for the Oilers, who dropped Game 3 to the Ducks. Edmonton takes a 2-1 series lead into Game 4.
While Connor McDavid has gotten all the attention by opposing teams and media, the 21-year-old Draisaitl has continued to be a beast for the Oilers during the postseason.
Is this what being happy as an adult feels like?
The Western Conference will provide plenty of storylines in the first round: The Chicago dynasty, two teams (Anaheim and Calgary) that hate each other, and Connor McDavid's playoff debut.
He has Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl to blame.
Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby have dominated the playoff conversation in the past decade. It's time for Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid's star turn.
You probably think most of the conventional races in the NHL regular season have been settled. We are here to show you some of the more unconventional races still to be decided.