EP Rinkside Mailbag: Connor Bedard's ranking among all-time greats, Chicago's rebuild, and Don Sweeney's work in Boston
Wow, they actually had hockey games last night. Not as many as they originally intended, and certainly featuring more guys like, say, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard than anyone would have liked. But they did it.
Of course, lots of questions still loom about how any of this is going to get figured out, especially in light of the IIHF pulling the plug on the World Juniors.
Let's get to it:
Bedard is now in this conversation because he is the first 16-year-old to have a hat trick in a World Junior game since Gretzky, and of course, Gretzky was 16 in, I think, 1942. So it's been a while.
But the odds that this kid
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