Skip Bayless calls out Connor McDavid

The Oilers captain is getting called out for his Game 7 performance.

Michael W.

It's going to be a long summer of "what ifs" for the Edmonton Oilers, who fell to the Florida Panthers in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final earlier this week despite roaring back from a three games to none deficit and threatening to become the first team since the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs to complete a reverse Sweep in the Cup Final. 

And while Oilers superstar captain Connor McDavid would become the first losing player in a Cup Final since Jean-Sebastien Giguere in 2003 to win the Conn Smythe Trophy, he's getting called out by a particular analyst for not amassing any points in the deciding Game.

While congratulating the Panthers on their first ever championship, American sports commentator Skip Bayless also delivered a subtle jab at McDavid, saying that he "couldn't see much of him" in Game 7. 

He wrote the following on his X (formerly known as Twitter) account: 

"Congrats to the Florida Panthers for ... surviving ... by winning Game 7 at home after blowing a 3-0 lead. Stunned by how they took Connor McDavid out of the game. Kept looking for 97. Couldn't see much of him," Bayless wrote on X.

Despite an astounding 42 points in 23 postseason games, McDavid wasn't able to put his name onto the scoresheet in the final game of the season. However, it was revealed that he, like his teammate Leon Draisaitl, was playing injured. According to reports, McDavid had been battling an abdominal injury that will likely require surgery during the offseason. 

Regardless, is this criticism of McDavid fair? 

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Source: Sportskeeda