Ken Holland will enter the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday for his work with the Detroit Red Wings, who won the Stanley Cup in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008 with several players whose images already are etched in glass in the Great Hall.

Now he is the general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, and he has Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid.

"I reflect back on the successes [in Detroit], and obviously it was talent," Holland said. "But there's also will and determination that is important, that is a difference-maker, and they've got it. They bring it. They bring it every day. They're motivated. They're committed. They're determined. They push."

He repeated himself for emphasis.

"They push," he said. "They're driven to be better on an everyday basis."

Better is a high bar for Draisaitl and McDavid, the last two winners of the Hart Trophy, which goes to the most valuable player in the NHL as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. But they keep raising it and clearing it, raising it and clearing it, and the forwards are the main reason the Oilers are 11-3-0 and atop the Western Conference.

Draisaitl, who won the Hart and the NHL scoring title in 2019-20, leads the League in goals (15) and points (31) in 14 games this season. His per-game rates for goals (1.07), assists (1.14) and points (2.21) are at NHL-career highs by far. They're so high that they're likely unsustainable, but even if he cools off considerably, he should have a career season.