Nathan MacKinnon called out Sidney Crosby between games in the final

Nathan MacKinnon called out Sidney Crosby between games in the final

Even if the Avalanche are currently ahead 3-1 in the series, we are entitled to quite a final. Last night, both teams were flying on the ice. It was simply magnificent. I understand that it would be better for the series to be tied 2-2, but it’s still not over. The Lightning are a hockey machine and Andrei Vasilevskiy is used to getting up at the biggest moments. Several Tampa Bay players have also demonstrated that they were able to overcome adversity in recent years.

And on the side of the Avalanche, we are trying to build a similar reputation.

And to do that, what does Nathan MacKinnon do between games?

Not much, other than talking to the best player of the last fifteen years in the NHL.

Indeed, according to what Kevin Weekes reports on the Pat McAfee Show (which I strongly recommend to all football fans), MacKinnon and Crosby have had discussions lately. And Crosby’s main message was not to put too much pressure on yourself.

MacKinnon and Crosby know each other well, everyone knows that. They come from the same place and they often train together during the summer period. I didn’t know, however, that they were that close.

And for MacKinnon and even the Avalanche in general, it’s an extraordinary relationship. Crosby has won everything in his career. And more often than not, he was his team’s best player when it came time to do so.

MacKinnon has proven himself a winner as well. Among other things, he won the Memorial Cup in 2013 with the Halifax Mooseheads. But it remains his first experience in the Stanley Cup Final. And having guys like Sidney Crosby and Joe Sakic around him makes a huge difference.

A lot of

– Excellent.

– I love it.

– Wow.

– Absolutely.

– Interesting.

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