Makar in NHL

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by econalum » Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:07 pm

The was a classic Lacrosse move, WOW.
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by LS71 » Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:25 pm

My 8 year old grandson's love for hockey has got me watching it more than ever...he's playing his first season and has had two games at the practice rink at the Mullins Center. Cale has replaced Zdeno Chára as his favorite player. He got a kick out of seeing the UMass team working out in the weight room during his 8 am game one Saturday morning.

Xfinity is giving a free preview of NHL Center Ice So I was bouncing back and forth between several games. The NHL Tonight on the NHL Network is great for live look-ins. Love seeing UMass guys on the ice.
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by harbo » Wed Jan 05, 2022 3:52 pm

Sadly, the play was #2 on the SportsCenter top 10. Some random slam dunk somehow beat it out.

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by harbo » Mon Jan 24, 2022 11:27 pm

Makar makes all-star game roster. He was edged out in the fan voting for captain.
https://www.nhl.com/news/2022-nhl-all-s ... -329733482

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:45 am

Look at our little All-Star! :D
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by harbo » Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:35 pm

Makar's assist last night made him the fourth fastest among defenseman to reach 100 assists.

https://twitter.com/PR_NHL/status/1487998418526027776
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by econalum » Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:51 am

Went to the Bruins-Avalanche game, a 5-1 B's victory. Makar was a non-factor at -2.

That said, inside a paywall, is a really nice summary of Makar as a student at UMass - he made a lot of positive impressions.

https://theathletic.com/3140294/2022/02 ... at-umass/
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by harbo » Wed Mar 16, 2022 7:48 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k67qNO09rAE

Makar chases down Anze Kopitar to disrupt his breakaway goal attempt. Just a few seconds later, Makar sends a shot to the goal which is redirected in. Anze Kopitar is not happy and perhaps did not like the flavor of his Gatorade.

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by harbo » Mon Mar 28, 2022 10:56 pm

https://www.hockey-reference.com/player ... rca01.html

Update on some pretty darn good stats. His +38 ties him for fifth in the league.

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by Sheck » Thu May 05, 2022 11:59 pm

We got our coach! #Flagship 🚩

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by 69MG » Fri May 06, 2022 2:53 pm

I am so thankful that I got to see a generational player like him play for 2 years at UMass.

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by Old Cage » Tue May 10, 2022 6:21 am

Must watch video - especially the last 12 seconds which gives a better overall picture: Cale taking over the entire rink last night, ending with him scoring.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1523864622578774016

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Cale Makar concluded the First Round with 10 points, which lead the League and are the most in NHL history by a defenseman through four games in a postseason. 😳 #StanleyCup
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by KahunaK » Wed May 11, 2022 4:28 pm

Pretty high praise indeed...and he seems like such a good kid.

https://www.nhl.com/news/avalanche-cale ... =333423770

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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu May 12, 2022 7:37 am

It's nice to see people really starting to get how special this kid is. I'm obviously too young to be able to know when it clicked for people that Bobby Orr was that special and going to go down as a -Greatest of all Time- player, so it is hard to compare timelines... but I'm loving seeing people jump on the "Cale is the next Bobby Orr" bandwagon.
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Re: Makar in NHL

Post by Floyd » Thu May 19, 2022 9:50 am

My guess is there will be a Cale Makar statue outside (or inside) the Mullins one day along with Carvel
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