Cat to the table: Auston Matthews vs Patrik Laine

Discussion in 'Polls - (hockey-related only)' started by Asiantuntija, Mar 11, 2018.

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Better player?

  1. Auston Matthews

    52.9%
  2. Patrik Laine

    30.8%
  3. Too close to call

    16.3%
  1. Asiantuntija

    Asiantuntija Laine > Matthews

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    Seems to be like every single Laine/Matthews thread leads to war so it's correct time to step up and offer solution. Constructive discussion so we can find out which one people prefers here in HfBoards.
     
  2. CantLoseWithMatthews

    CantLoseWithMatthews Registered User

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    Even though now is the perfect time to compare them with Laine on a ridiculous hot streak and Matthews out hurt, Matthews is still better
     
  3. Patrik Barkov

    Patrik Barkov Jets are good

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    Seems like every single Laine/Matthews thread leads to war so it's correct time to step up and make another one*
     
  4. Jyrki Lumme

    Jyrki Lumme Generational User

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    I'm shocked it took this long for another one of these to get posted.
     
  5. bobholly39

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    Higher draft pedigree. Higher pick (which was mostly general consensus at the time around NHL). Better position

    Both are off to terrific starts. This debate won't be settled in year 1 or 2 of their career based on whose hot at the time.

    Give it 2 more years or so to see who distances who. Until then it'll be Matthews for reasons in paragraph 1.
     
  6. Regal

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    They score roughly the same with Matthews in a worse PP situation and having a larger impact on other facets of the game. Matthews is clearly better now. We'll see what happens going forward.
     
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    Don't know but anyone claiming one is clearly better is ridiculous
     
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    Matthews.

    Can the two groups who constantly start up this crap just move on?
     
  9. eviohh26

    eviohh26 Registered User

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    Laine!
     
  10. La Masse

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    Matthews for the same reason’s that have been repeated a thousand times
     
  11. Gurilla

    Gurilla The Buyck stops here.

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    I thought we had a ceasefire!!!
     
  12. Kelly

    Kelly It was 4-1.

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    There was until Laine got hot and Matthews got injured.
     
  13. M C D A V I D

    M C D A V I D Registered User

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    If Winnipeg didn't have Schiefele they'd trade Laine for Matthews in a heart beat.
     
  14. draft day

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    Draft pedigree AND general consensus 2 yrs ago means nothing compared to what a player is doing now/today.IMO Laine has pulled ahead and till Matthews can step it up on the ice it's Laine.
     
  15. LeafsNation75

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    Obviously I voted for Matthews because in the end it's a lot better to have him since he's an elite #1 centre and those are harder to get in the NHL.
     
  16. Narow

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    Haha i love that expression, cat to the table.

    Anyways...matthews been out injured and laine has been killing it...great timing lol.

    This is like the time laine was injured and matthews had just passed him in scoring and they conducted a poll on who should win the calder.

    Ask again after next season...

    They are too even even this far into their career.

    Matthews seem to give you a bit more support on the backend while laine does it in the ozone. Both are excellent offensively and good too very good in own zone (laine has had some consistency issues on american style defense but he is progressing nicely)...
     
  17. DatSnipeMatthews

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    A bit more? That's like saying Bill Gates has a bit more money than me.
     
  18. Narow

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    You must be pretty wealthy then... Laine is actually pretty good defensively, still lots of room for improvement but he is winning boardbattles and is playing the body while almost always being the one responsible to get the puck out of own zone lately. He has been inconsistent but seems to be finding his groove. Not sure how much you have seen from him but already in his rookie season he made tons of excellent plays. Granted there was some huge gaffs and minor misstakes too which is to be expected.

    Matthews is better in this regard from my viewings but i have also seen him do some big misstakes but andersen always seem to stop it from showing on the scoreboard. Matthews is better at stick checking, boardbattles and skating out of his zone while laine is better at outlet passes and playing the body. Obviously matthews being a center he has more responsibilitties so my comparison is in relation to their position. Matthews is still far from a bergeron/kopitar/barkov type of defensive center. I do believe he may very well get there tho or atleast close.

    So in short i think you are exaggerating. (Unless you are extemely wealthy)
     
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  19. Actuarial

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    This shouldnt be an argument for why Matthews is better. There are other reasons than his position.

    So what since Matthews is a center he is worth more than Ovechkin if they were both 20?
     
  20. 29GoalHoglund

    29GoalHoglund yvaN ehT NioJ

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    Laine isn't Ovechkin at age 20.
     
  21. Actuarial

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    I never said he was

    Position means jack - Ovechkin at 20 is worth more than Matthews at 20 and position plays zero role. Hence I commented toward a quoted post saying otherwise
     
  22. DrRad

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    Still Matthews
     
  23. HavocWreaker

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    Laine is the better player right now cause he's not injured. Pls end thread now.
     
  24. goblin3

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    Obviously Laine is better right now, red hot and Matthews injured.
    But can't really vote who's better, I think we have to wait atleast one more season. At the moment they have 0.02 career PPG difference.
    Yeah, he's still just 19 :sarcasm:
     
  25. Volcanologist

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    Matthews is injured = "the correct time"
     
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