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In Red Wings Land

Shutout for Ned.

Around the League

NHL midseason awards: Oilers’ McDavid leading Hart Trophy race, Bruins’ Ullmark a Vezina frontrunner - CBS

I do not care whether the Edmonton Oilers make the playoffs. If Connor McDavid was not on this team, it would be squarely in the draft lottery. The same simply cannot be said for a vast majority of the league’s best players. McDavid is the most valuable player in the NHL, and it is not particularly close this season.

There should be a golden raspberries type of award for worst general manager.