Scouts - and his own agent and Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Bobby Orr - have said McDavid needs to build upper-body strength as he grows into his frame, and having a stronger lower body, as Crosby does, would push him even further.
Connor McDavid has chance to show he's one of hockey's best
"To be honest with you I don't know what people were talking about before the game," he said. "I was just focused on my matchup and my assignment and just doing whatever I can to help the team win."
Leafs beat Oilers in OT; Matthews, McDavid held scoreless