Where is McDavid?

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  1. HockeyGuruPitka

    HockeyGuruPitka Registered User

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    Why on earth would the league send their most marketable player to Europe to play one game in a span of two weeks? The Leafs have already played 4 games with their 5th tonight. Not to mention this said game was against the Devils. Not to take anything away from the Devils but dont most leagues kick off their seasons with rivalries and other big matchups? I'm not a Oilers fan, but im definitely a fan of McDavid and to me if you're the smallest fry of the big fries (MLB, NBA, NFL NHL) you need to market your big name players especially during the gap between NHL and NBA kickoffs.

    Someone in the marketing/PR department deserves to be fired.

    Can you ever imagine a world where this happens in the NBA with Lebron James?
     
  2. strictlyrandy

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    Reading only the thread title...my guess is at home.
     
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    In Matthews' shadow.
     
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    He plays tonight and the Oilers play 82 games, the same as everyone else.

    This post is stupid on every level.
     
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  5. CantHaveTkachev

    CantHaveTkachev call on me

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    Nope

    in a Boston hotel
     
  6. strictlyrandy

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    Aw nuts. I should have looked at the schedule. Is he playing Fortnite though? That's the real question.
     
  7. ProspectsSTC

    ProspectsSTC McDavid GOAT

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    I think the point is that if someone is just getting into hockey and they want to watch the best and most exciting player, they'll be disheartened with a 5 day break right at the start of the season when a lot of other teams already have 4 or 5 games played
     
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    You don't have to worry Matthews has filled in well in McDavid's absence.
     
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    ProspectsSTC McDavid GOAT

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    Good to see we still can't go a thread without him being shoehorned in
     
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    My brain hurts.

    He was in Europe promoting the game.
     
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    I don't really think this is true, playing in Edmonton sees to that.

    Matthews, Crosby, Ovechkin are way more marketable and are marketed more by the NHL.
     
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    How many new fans do you think this has lost?
     
  13. King'sPawn

    King'sPawn Enjoy the chaos

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    People just getting into hockey probably don't understand the schedule and might not notice.

    It's odd scheduling, but it's not like he's getting less exposure by playing less games over a season. It's just a different distribution.
     
  14. Monsieur Gustave H

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    The Oilers play 24 games in the next 50 days, including tonight. So you can watch him score two points in a Oilers loss plenty over the next little while.
     
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    Maybe he can text AM for advice on how to cope with being in someone's shadow?
     
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    Be careful what you wish for. He looks faster and ever more dangerous. Once the team gets going with games, look out for CM97.

    Personally I think it's dumb that they made the Oilers play in Europe against the Devils of all teams mixed in with a 5-day break? Come on. I can understand why McDavid may be annoyed by this.
     
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    McDavid and the Oilers will get their 82 games in like every other team, so no biggie.

    But really...the Oilers and Devils in Sweden to start the season is completely random and makes little to no sense.
     
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    Got em.
     
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    ...to market the game

    ...In Europe!
     
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    When the season is over he’ll be leading in the points by a landslide. He got even better this offseason.

    No one is on his level.
     
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    5 whole days what are we going to do now. I mean ... it's over for McDavid. RIP anyone ever getting to see this person play.
     
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    Edmonton, Florida, NJ, and Tampa have barely played. In some ways the season really gets going tonight.
     
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    Pretty sure Europe is already well aware of the NHL. :dunno:

    I don't get it from a scheduling standpoint. If you're going to send two teams to Europe to start the season, in an effort to "promote" or "market" a game they already know exists....why not make it a three-game set? Then again, I guess it's bad enough they're already depriving the STH's of a game....hopefully the teams gave them a discount on their yearly fee.
     
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    So 4 teams nobody cares about will help kick off the season?

    I kid i kid.
     
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    Well the schedule has been unusual. There is no reason that some team have played 3 more games than other other teams this early in the season.
     

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