Isn’t It Time the NHL Protected Stars the Way it Protects Goalies?


The numbers, when you look at them, are staggering. To this point in his career, Connor McDavid has played 21 playoff games. He has been on the ice for the Edmonton Oilers for a combined 502 minutes and 30 seconds in those games. And in that time, the fastest, most talented and most dynamic player in the world has drawn a total of six minor penalties, zero in the eight games he has played in the past two playoff seasons.