Joe Sakic and the Avalanche know they have something special in Makar - but that doesn’t mean they are going to rush to get him signed to a long-term contract extension. Thanks to his appearance in last year’s playoffs, Makar’s entry level contract is set to expire at the end of the 2020-21 season. That means that he can sign an extension as early as this offseason.
Nathan MacKinnon, Avalanche (14 pts. Connor Hellebuyck, Jets (12 pts. David Pastrnak, Bruins (7 pts.
Given to the NHL player “adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability” during the regular season, the Lady Byng and MacKinnon don’t exactly see eye to eye. MacKinnon, who is also up for the Hart Trophy (media) and Ted Lindsay Award (players) as NHL MVP, definitely has a high standard of playing ability.