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Makar Lays Into a Journalist for Crazy Comparison

Published August 26, 2023 at 8:50 PM
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Cale Makar is arguably a top 5 player in the league and many fans have had some comparisons for the young superstar.

Makar Gets Compared to Bobby Orr



Many journalists are comparing the Calgary native to many people's choice for best defenseman of all time, at 24 years-old Makar has a Stanley Cup ring, a Calder Trophy, a Conn Smythe Trophy and the James-Norris Trophy. All of this in 238 games where he has 246 points.

Bobby Orr had 306 points in his first four seasons in the NHL including an 120 point campaign in his fourth year, many can see why the comparison is there however Cale Makar does not seem to like this comparison.


In a recent interview with ESPN Makar said this about the comparisons:

These comments are completely ridiculous. Being compared to someone like that is insane," he told ESPN. "For me, it's hard to fathom. I'm 24, and his career achievements are impossible to match. I'm nowhere near that. It's true it's a comparison, but we need to come back to earth a bit.

When you're linked to such an athlete, it's obviously flattering. Nevertheless, I haven't achieved anything, I'm so young. - Cale Makar

The young defenseman has a point when it comes to trophies as Orr from the ages of 22-26 had won five Norris Trophies and had six straight seasons of 100 points or more.

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It is important to remember the "Bobby Orr era" is gone where it was higher scoring games with less talent than todays game possesses.

Makar's Big Summer



Earlier in the summer Makar got announced to be on the cover of EA Sport's NHL 24 a very big achievement for the young player.


Being on the face of the game is something many young hockey players have dreamed off and for the talented player it was well deserved.

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