Nathan MacKinnon didn’t think he deserved to play in the NHL All-Star Game last season. The Avalanche were the worst team in the league Nyheim Hines Jersey Elite , but with at least one player from each club required to be on the rosters, he was Colorado’s representative.
This year Authentic Armani Watts Jersey , his selection is much different. He’s in the top five in the NHL in scoring and a catalyst in the Avalanche’s revival. He thinks he belongs among the best later this month.
“I went last year and I didn’t really feel like I deserved to go,” he told HockeyBuzz.com. “I know they have to take someone from each team Authentic Brandon Parker Jersey , so that’s why I went.
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“This year, I feel like I deserve it. I feel like I earned an All-Star selection Dalton Schultz Jersey Elite , along with lots of other guys on this team that I think deserved a chance as well. I’m obviously very honored and excited to represent the Avs.”
MacKinnon may be leading the Avalanche to more than an All-Star appearance. Colorado is flying high, enjoying its first six-game winning streak in nearly four years and making a playoff push heading into Monday’s matinee against the Anaheim Ducks at Pepsi Center.
MacKinnon had a goal in Saturday’s 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars Logan Paulsen Jersey Elite , which gave Colorado 23 wins and 48 points — both eclipsing last season’s totals halfway through the season.
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