Can Cale Makar make Connor McDavid look human?

Hockey fans are salivating at the prospect of Cale Makar pitting his defensive skills against Connor McDavid in the Western conference finals.

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SAM CHANG: There are so many storylines, right? Like, I know everyone's focusing on Mac versus Mac. But, like, I want to see Cale Makar defend against Connor McDavid. Like, the speed, the speed there alone, I want to see that. I want to see Tyson Barrie versus his old team. I think that's incredible. The Avs have managed to play Matt Duchene in the first round, Ryan O'Reilly in the second round, and now Tyson Barrie in the third round.

OMAR: Oh my God.

SAM CHANG: Great storyline.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Revenge tour.

OMAR: The revenge tour. Wow.

SAM CHANG: Plus, you've got Tyson Barrie, Nazem Kadri. Like, there are so many good storylines here.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Yeah. OK. I like that.

SAM CHANG: And the league is not going to advertise any of them.

OMAR: Probably not.

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Probably not, but maybe they'll do a decent job advertising McDavid, the kid that maybe, hopefully-- don't mess this up.

OMAR: The Makar-McDavid thing is actually pretty interesting because if there is any player who could walk McDavid, would it surprise you if Makar did it? I think I would-- I don't-- man--

JULIAN MCKENZIE: It would surprise me because Connor McDavid is on a completely different echelon than anyone else. And just the idea of seeing him get walked at all, even if like an Auston Matthews, who I consider to be number two behind McDavid got the better of him that way, I would be stuck because like the distance between 1 and 2, I think there's a pretty big gap. And it will get lessened with Matthews winning a Hart Trophy, but seeing McDavid get walked at all and having him look mortal, that would be incredible. And to see it in a Western Conference Final like this, that would change our perception of McDavid a Lot. Not completely, but a lot

OMAR: But I think to that point, Makar has done so many things this season that just as a defenseman, that has just like made you go like, holy-- so if there's a one-on-one battle, like Makar and McDavid, does that count as a Mac? Mac--

JULIAN MCKENZIE: M-A-K.

OMAR: That just came to mind, just as I was speaking.

JUSTIN CUTHBERT: Give him a commercial. Give him a commercial.

OMAR: Yeah, Cale Makar--

JULIAN MCKENZIE: Cale Makar would do well in a McDonald's commercial.

OMAR: But like, a one-on-one, a one-on-one defensive battle or just like some type of pressure between Makar and McDavid, I think that would be interesting to see, as well.

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