With 10 points in the @Avalanche's first round series against Nashville, Cale Makar became the first player since Johan Franzén in 2008—and the only defenseman in NHL history—to record at least 10 points in a playoff series lasting 4 games or fewer.#StanleyCup | #GoAvsGopic.twitter.com/csUzALM4ir
Makar was so dominant in the 'Avs sweep of the Preds that all Nashville's fans could do to voice their frustration was throw skittles at Colorado's ace defender. Seriously, fans were actually hucking Skittles on him after Colorado defeated Nashville in Game 4.
Somebody has to make the Predators another banner that simply says "Taste The Rainbow." Genious.
Makar's phenomenal start to these playoffs continues what he started during the regular season. Makar was just named a finalist for the Norris Trophy - his second nomination in as many seasons. He completed the regular season with 28 goals which was the best among defensemen. Only 53 skaters scored more regular-season goals than Cale.
In just his third "full" season, Makar ranks 7th all-time in points for an 'Avs defenseman. That's insane. He will be atop that list before he can even grow a beard!
And he's not just a regular-season player. Makar has proven that he gets even better in the postseason. He averages 1.01 points per regular-season game in his career and 1.05 points per game in the playoffs.
It's not hyperbole to say that he may become one of the greatest offensive defensemen to ever play this game. Don't take my word for it.
Cale Makar is the best defensemen to ever play the game of hockey. If you don’t agree you are wrong.