5nothincanucksohno Posted December 28, 2018 Share Posted December 28, 2018 44 minutes ago, debluvscanucks said: Here's what I'm noticing/thinking....I take nothing away from McDavid, he's great. But it seems it's easy to get in his head...and, with a coach who blames others when he fails to produce, it takes away some of the accountability. Let's him off the hook. EP's greatness comes with no satisfaction or complacency...even when he's great, he thinks he can be better. He doesn't just expect it, he works hard for it. He's pretty even keeled and rather than whine or blame when he's not finding the success that he'd like, he looks inward rather than outward. Someone with that mentality is scary good because it's a matter of being a work in progress. Who knows what the limit is with this kid. It's pretty exciting. There's a confidence that is nicely balanced with being humble and thinking he could be better. He doesn't just rely on the being the best, he's working on it constantly. He doesn't whine about being mugged out there, he looks for ways to elude it. That makes him better than the best, if that's possible. Pretty good summary of Benning's key draft guideline don't you think? He clearly wants his draft team to find skilled players that are self-driven, humble, gamers. Could end up being the most important decision of Benning's tenure. Boeser, Gaudette, etc. all line up with this philosophy and I think fans will really see the benefits come playoff time (whenever that happens...hopefully this year). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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