Leon Draisaitl: Nobody’s Sidekick


As time was running out in what may have been the final game of the 2019-20 season, the chant began to ring out from all corners of Edmonton’s Rogers Place. “MVP! MVP! MVP!” Even as the Oilers were about to drop a 4-2 deci-sion to the visiting Winnipeg Jets, the team’s fans lifted their voices to praise hometown hero Leon Draisaitl and the spectacular campaign that has some calling him the best player in hockey. “Every night, he’s making things happen,” said linemate Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. “He can take over a game at will.” “He’s just a beast out there,” added…

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