Florida, Pittsburgh, Edmonton and Islanders fans, would you take Laine or Matthews?

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Add Laine or Matthews?

  1. Florida fan voting Laine

    12.5%
  2. Florida fan voting Matthews

    3.1%
  3. Pittsburgh fan voting Laine

    17.7%
  4. Pittsburgh fan voting Matthews

    7.3%
  5. Edmonton fan voting Laine

    32.3%
  6. Edmonton fan voting Matthews

    13.5%
  7. Islanders fan voting Laine

    8.3%
  8. Islanders fan voting Matthews

    5.2%
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  1. goblin3

    goblin3 Registered User

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    Inspired by discussion in another thread, which one would you add to your team if given the choice?
     
  2. McCanovin

    McCanovin 1% is the new 11.5%

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    Matthews for the Oilers simply because we've seen how the duo performed incredibly at the WC
     
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    Laine for the islanders. Him and Barzal would be beyond ridiculous
     
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    I take Matthews as a safety net for Tavares
     
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    Laine for Edmonton.

    Matthews is better in vacuum, but Laine with McDavid would be something else. Also would be a huge add for their powerplay which has been a major weakness.
     
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    I would love to see Laine with McDavid. So close :confused:
     
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    What's the context here? Why these teams?

    Regardless, I'd take Matthews. Better player and would provide a safety net for JT leaving. Although Laine next to Barzal makes me salivate so it's tough.
     
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    Should include the Stars....We would take Laine faster than any other team. Trust me on that one
     
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    Huh, They were barely average. McDavid gave Matthews a bunch of tap in's that anyone could have scored with.
     
  10. Ainec

    Ainec Jim Benning is a meme

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    come on, Matthews looked damn good for Team NA

    him and Rielly were standouts
     
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    Pittsburgh fan here. Despite our C depth I still go with Matthews. Cs are more valuable than Ws, plain and simple. If we somehow got Matthews I'd deal Brassard for a LW and allow Matthews to slowly pick up the slack for Crosby/Malkin as they age. Sid will make an excellent 3rd line C into his late 30s.
     
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    Tbh I was going to say Laine. But it might be better to have Drai play with Mcdavid and have Matthews as the 2C.

    Though having a one-shot scorer for the PP is mighty tempting. Mcdavid could get a 100A season feeding Laine.
     
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    Good thread, one thing I find interesting is that the comments are scored:

    Matthews 6
    Laine 3 (not counting a Dallas fan)

    While the poll is scored:

    Matthews 5
    Laine 17
     
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    im a penguins fan and i voted laine. i dont necessarily think one will be that much better than the other i just prefer laine. i think his talent is harder to find
     
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    Pens fan voting Laine.
     
  16. McRpro

    McRpro Call the rulebook!

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    The lottery really screwed the Oilers in 2016!
     
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    Oilers fan voting Matthews, you can always play a center on the wing, so I'll just take the player I think is the superior player all around.
     
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    Penguins fan voted Laine for 2 reasons:

    1. Laine is a guy that can make Kessel expendable in the long run, which could give the Penguins some cap relief and a ton of assets. Matthews isn't going to make Malkin or Crosby expendable, because those two are 100% not being traded.
    2. Matthews will probably make more money on his next contract than Laine due to what position he plays, which is a negative.

    I don't think there's a huge difference between the two, just small things that would make me pick Laine.
     
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    Florida: Matthews.
    Edmonton: Close, but Laine imo.
    Pittsburgh: Laine.
    Islanders: Close, but Matthews imo.
     
  20. Ainec

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    correct answer is Matthews for all these teams

    center position is just so important and I say this as a bigger fan of Laine's character and swag

    matthews is boring af
     
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    Edmonton fan voting Laine, but I’d play him with Draisaitl, not McDavid.

    McDavid is almost unstoppable all by himself. Get Draisaitl-Laine out to wreak havoc on 2nd lines and 2nd pairings.
     
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    Jarey Curry Mackinnons Royal Majesty

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    Pitt would take Matthews
     
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    That is due to the fact that the voters aren’t biased.
     
  24. WPG99

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    Highly doubt that, the poll suggests otherwise. Why would Pittsburgh want Matthews because he’s a Center if he’s

    A. Gonna have 3rd line minutes

    or

    B. Convert to a Winger(which would automatically make Laine better than).
     
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    Pens fan, I take Matty.

    Crosby
    Malkin
    Matthews
    Sheahan
     
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