An astonishing comparison was made between Connor Bedard and Jordan Weal, and fans can't believe it

Published April 26, 2023 at 10:25
BY ELIAS ADAIME
Although his team was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in the Western Junior League, young prodigy Connor Bedard managed to impress everyone once again by accumulating a remarkable total of 20 points in seven games!

Unfortunately, despite this spectacular performance, the Regina Pats were eliminated in the first round by the Saskatoon Blades. However, it should be noted that Connor Bedard is considered the undisputed number one pick in the upcoming draft. But why is Connor Bedard being talked about specifically?

A former head coach of the Pats recently made a very surprising statement about Connor Bedard and a former Montreal Canadiens player that might surprise you. Get ready to be surprised!

According to Charles-Alexis Brisebois of Danslescoulisses.com, Pat Conacher, a former NHL player who also coached the Pats from 2011 to 2013, was recently invited to speak on The Rod Pedersoen Show podcast. During the show, Conacher made a statement that caught people's attention...


"I believe Jordan Weal was a better junior player than Connor Bedard". - Pat Conacher


Let's just say it's a bit wacky...

However, rather than immediately getting outraged, it may be useful to look at Jordan Weal's numbers during his last junior season, when Conacher was coaching the Pats. In 2011-2012, Weal still managed to score 116 points in 70 games, which is an impressive total.

However, it is important to note that this harvest is significantly lower than Connor Bedard's exceptional season this year, with 143 points, including 71 goals in 57 games.

It is difficult to say for certain why Conacher made such a statement. He simply stated that Jordan Weal was a better junior player than Connor Bedard, even though he admitted he hadn't seen Bedard play very often this season with the Pats.

However, it is important to note that Weal had scored 116 points at the age of 19 during his last junior season, before spending four full seasons in the American Hockey League before making his NHL debut in 2015-2016.

I do not wish to make comparisons between the two players or criticize Pat Conacher. However, it is difficult not to notice that his statement could attract some jokes from hockey experts.

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