ALL SPORTS ARE LIKE boxing. You have to knock out the champ in order to take his title. It is not enough to say the younger player “can” do certain things better than the champ. He has to actually “do” them. Until that takes place, McDavid cannot replace Crosby as the best player in the game, Matthews cannot replace Toews as the best two-way forward and Kucherov cannot replace Kane as the best small player. Kane has set the standard. Kucherov has the potential to match it or perhaps surpass it. Now let’s see him try to do it. It will be fun to watch.