Part of what makes hockey special is the remarkable vision some players have. In the second Video of Day installment, Oilers center Leon Draisaitl with already a Play of The Year candidate. On a rush, he has enough wizardry to make a no look feed for a trailing Taylor Hall for a highlight reel goal.
Even better, it came with a defender on him and was of the backhand variety from behind the net. Simply amazing. Draisaitl sure has made the most of his second chance which poetically came when top pick Connor McDavid went down with a broken clavicle. At the time, Draisaitl was upset for being sent down. All he’s done is produce on the top line with Hall and Teddy Purcell. He now has nine goals and 23 assists in 30 games. And Hall is having a monster season with 16 goals and 25 helpers.
Wait till McDavid returns. The fun is just beginning.