Nathan MacKinnon: "I'm going into year 9 and haven't won s**t"

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  1. DieSendungmitderMaus Registered User

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    Hockey fans sure love to proclaim hockey "the ultimate team game" and then use playoff success to judge single players. And I'm pretty sure there's quite a bit of overlap between the people who say those things.
     
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    The odds of winning the Stanley Cup are so small.. but Colorado is one of those teams who could win it any one of these next 4 years or they could not come close... But I'd say their chances are as good as any
     
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    Maybe try harder?

    Or threaten Kadri with murder the next time he even thinks about going for the head?
     
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    I'd feel bad for him but the Leafs have taken away my ability to feel
     
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    He is a lifer in Colorado. I would prob give him less than 10% he moves on in his prime.
     
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    But Nathan MacKinnon is the best player in the world right? with zero cups and zero hardware.
     
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    Why not eh....let him bring Crosby and Ovie too!!
     
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    You have him confused with Austin Matthews......says the TO media...
     
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    Guy only had 2 goals the hole vegas series and those fans un game 1 blowout. He also went pointless 3 games in a row. So let's just say he was part of the problem this series, that and grubauer was horrible the last few
     
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    I would be very disappointed if he wasn't frustrated.

    I do think the team took a step forward this year. Winning the president's trophy isn't nothing, though it pales in comparison to postseason success. Blowing two 3rd period leads against a great team isn't a foundational-changes type of problem. They're close. They need to dial it in. Pretty much every champion in any sport has this type of disappointment somewhere on their resume. Learning how to overcome that adversity is a big reason they end up at the top.
     
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    MacKinnon melted just like against Dallas last year. He would need to understand that it is a team game and not a show of some skating drills. Obviously there is no one in the Avs team to tell him that.
     
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    Honestly with his sweetheart contract you could just get rid of Gourde or someone like that and fit him in perfectly :laugh:

    As for the OP... Yzerman didn't win his first championship until year 14; he didn't even make the finals until year 12. Ovechkin is another one that didn't have instant success.

    It happens. But love to hear that stuff from Mack - thats what you want your star players to say. Super motivated.
     
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    The kid is a great player!! He wants to win.........9 years, is a real long time to him.....remember, they say it's the hardest trophy in sports to win.
    The Avs have a great team......no need for major changes....
     
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    No. About tree fiddy.
     
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    Florida "Decision" 2.0? :)
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    Two best teams in the league had to meat in the second round
     
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    I’d feel better if that was how Matthews felt not his feckless answers .
     
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    lol if mcDavid or Matthews said this the boards would be filled with stupid trade proposals and hot takes about them wanting out. But golden child Mackinnon gets people calling it "fire" and "motivation" to win in Colorado.
     
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    How are we going into year 9 for Mack already?!? Geez time flies. He’s a mega star and he wants to win. Nothing wrong with showing frustration. Better than him being ok with not winning anything yet. On the bright side he’s on a really good team and he’s experiencing winning and winning playoff series.
     
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    We coordinated offline about our messaging on MacKinnon. It is a conspiracy against McDavid and Matthews.
     
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    it was sarcasm for all the fans who were asking how long mcdavid and matthews would stay in their losing environments after their playoff collapses this season
     
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    Just weigh Kadri down with cement blocks so he can't go high and the Avs got this.
     
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    If only his 2C didn’t eliminate himself from the playoffs.
     
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    Did you just say that Iggy didn't have the heart? Are you f'n out of your mind? Iggy was a warrior that teamed up with a great goalie and dragged a team to the finals that had no business being in the finals.
     
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    The type of response you want to hear from your star player after losing in the playoffs. He's motivated.
     

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