Cale Makar just did the unthinkable. The Avalanche Boll Defender had a very great season in 2021-22, as he was selected for the All-Star Game for the second time and won the Norris Trophy for the first time. They capped off their accomplishments by winning the Stanley Cup with Colorado, and Smith was named the postseason player of the year.
Not only does Makar score points, but he also has other contributions. In addition to it, he boasts a remarkable skill in skating. He has the extraordinary knack of being able to open up his hip and get away from difficulty. On the ice, he can move vertically like a bird. In addition to that, he has silky hands, which complement his dexterity on skates. Then comes his excellent skill at defense. There aren’t very many defenders in the world that can make it seem simple to play defense against some of the league’s most talented attacking players. However, McCar prevailed, even while facing opponents of the caliber of Conor McDavid. That’s how amazing he is.
As the season progressed, there was a discussion over who was the most outstanding defense in the league, but Makar’s team’s push for the playoffs solidified his position as one of the best in the league. He is now the greatest player in the hockey league, surpassing Victor Hedman. Now, there is a valid case that can be made that despite only being in the league for three seasons, McCar is already one of the top five players in the NHL. This is despite the fact that McCar has only played in the NHL for the last three seasons. This is just one of the many reasons why Makar believes he is much better and deserves a better standing.
In the 2018-2019 NCAA season, Makar was selected as the best male player overall, earning him the Hobey Baker Award. In the 2019-2020 NHL season, the Calder Trophy was awarded to him as the top rookie in the league. The Norris Trophy, the Conn Smythe Trophy, and the Stanley Cup all going to this year’s team was the icing on the cake. There has never been any player in the history of the NHL who has earned all five of these accolades. The fact that Makar’s season might have been even better if it weren’t for the epidemic is one of the things that is most disheartening.
He has scored 180 points in 178 games throughout the regular season. Only two defensemen in NHL history, Bobby Orr and Paul Coffey have ended with more than one point per game while scoring more than 250 points during their careers. These two players are the only ones to have done it.
It is considered quite unlikely that a man of defense will be one of the finest players on the team at any point in time. They are unable to be as productive in attack due to the fact that they are playing on the blue line rather than the attacking line. When it is so simple to keep score, it is challenging to construct an argument that defends against an assault.