Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid believes teammate was snubbed
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Superstar suggests that a former Leaf is not getting the respect he deserves amid breakout season

Published January 16, 2024 at 1:41 PM

It's never a surprise when teammates stick up for each other on the ice. The same can also be said when speaking with the media. Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid showed on Tuesday that he has his teammates' backs both on and off the ice when he suggested to the media that he believes that one of his teammates was snubbed.

Connor McDavid made his feelings known to the media on Tuesday, stating publicly that his teammate Zach Hyman should be at the 2024 All-Star Game in Toronto this season.

Zach Hyman was a fan favorite during his time in Toronto, and since coming to Edmonton, he has won the hearts of Oilers fans as well. His work ethic is top tier and he's progressively gotten better at finishing plays alongside top players in the NHL from his days with Matthews, Marner, Nylander, to McDavid, Draisaitl and Nugent-Hopkins.

Hyman has really brought the fire to the Oilers this season. He has eclipsed his point totals all three season with Edmonton and he continues to bring the dog out every shift he's on the ice.

Why does McDavid believe Hyman deserves to be an All-Star? Well, for starters, Hyman is on pace for a 50-goal season. His current career-high in goals in a season is 36, achieving that total last season.

It would've been a great way to have the former Maple Leaf honored by having him fly back home to his city where it all started. He certainly deserves it!

Do you think Zach Hyman should be at the 2024 NHL All-Star Game in Toronto this season? Let us know in the poll below!
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Superstar suggests that a former Leaf is not getting the respect he deserves amid breakout season

Should Zach Hyman be an NHL All-Star this season?

Yes, he's still a fan favorite in Toronto!52848.4 %
No, he's not an NHL elite player.13212.1 %
Yes, he's setting career highs every season!36133.1 %
Who cares, the Leafs' core is there!706.4 %
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