D - COL
Cale Makar finished the regular season with 28 goals, 58 assists, a team-high plus-48, 26 PIMs, nine power play goals, 34 power play points, 240 shots, 95 hits and 110 blocks.
The stud Avalanche defender posted career-highs in goals, assists, plus/minus, penalty minutes and power play points. If you were able to take the time and watch the Avalanche play, you can immediately tell how special of a player he is. His ability to generate offense from his own zone while maintaining defensive integrity is a talent not many defenders have. His edge work while skating is impressive to say the least as he can pants multiple players more than once with his agility and elusiveness (Queue up the Kirby Dach and Quinn Hughes videos where he embarrassed them both). His constant composed demeanor may give you the impression he doesn't have an aggressive side but ask Antoinne Roussel or Jordan Staal and they might say different. Makar appeared to say to Roussel, "I f**ked you up", after the play where he laid him out trying to exit the zone, but the camera cut out. Again attesting to his edge work, the power he can generate to deliver a hit in such close quarters is truly impressive. Jordan Staal ate one and was forced from the game. Both hits are square in the chest and nearly perfect in terms of a quality hit while not running the man. He is undoubtedly a consideration for the Norris Trophy this year and will be neck and neck with Nashville's Roman Josi. If you want him on your roster next season, be prepared to spend your first rounder on him.
Cale Makar scored the opening goal for Colorado as they lost 5-4 to Nashville. He finished the game with a goal, a minus-1 rating, five shots and one hit.
Makar unleashed a solid wrist shot from the point that found it's way through traffic and accounted for the first goal of the night for Colorado. The stalwart defensemen now has 86 points on the season and continues to prove his excellence on the blue line.
Cale Makar netted a goal as Colorado fell to the Seattle Kraken 3-2 on Wednesday night. His stat line included a goal, an even-rating, two shots and two hits.
Makar's goal was a pretty one as he made a move in from the blue line. He found the freshly-returned Nazem Kadri behind the goal line and sent it to him. Kadri tap-passed it back and Makar sent it top corner on former Avalanche Philipp Grubauer. He now has 27 goals, 84 points and continues to make his case for the Norris Trophy.
Cale Makar tallied his 57th assist of the year in a 3-2 loss to the Capitals. He finished with an even rating, two PIMs, three SOG, three hits, and one block.
Makar continues his quest for the Norris trophy with 83 points in 72 games. Continue to leave the elite defenseman in your lineup.
Cale Makar provided four points for Colorado chipping in on a 9-3 beat-down of the L.A. Kings on Tuesday. His stat line included a goal, three assists, a plus-2 rating and five shots.
Makar's goal was a glorious one-timer after getting a feed from Nathan Mackinnon while on the powerplay. Cal Peterson tried for it but was burned on the short side shelf. His other notable passes were both to Nathan Mackinnon one of them being a one-time goal and the other was springing him for a break-away pass up the middle. The duo was in sync tonight and Colorado is firing on all cylinders front to back. This definitely strengthens Cale Makar's case for the Norris this year. The night's work brings him to 26 goals 81 points.