Jack Eichel vs. Carmelo Anthony

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  1. StarvingHysterical

    StarvingHysterical Registered User

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    Idk how many of you know hockey, but I happen to be a Sabres fan. These players seem to share a lot of characteristics:

    1. Offensively gifted, but seemingly no natural talent for playing defense

    2. Prone to loafing

    3. Picked after generational talent and forever thenceforth compared to him

    4. Allegedly got coach fired (Melo with D'Antoni)

    Praying it's not true. Thanks :)
     
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    Lol... wut
     
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    I wouldn't mind Eichel having a Melo-like career. Especially with how NHL playoffs work. The scenario I am truly afraid of is more akin to DeMarcus Cousins...
     
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    Well he arguably got his coach fired so theres that.

    The thing with Melo is when LBJ/Wade/Bosh all signed 3 year deals in 2007 so they could become free agents in 2010, Melo signed a 5 year deal which screwed his chances at teaming up with any of them and thus got him to where he is now. Gotta give him credit for loyalty but it had to sting seeing your mates team up and get two rings while you've never seen a conference final.
     
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    Melo made the WCF in 2009
     
  7. darko

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    Sabres fans disagree. Melo never won anything.
     
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    1) I am a Sabres fan
    2) NHL playoffs are a completely different beast. The best team doesn't always win.
     
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    Forgot about that year.... anyhow aside from that hes only made it out of the first round once. Hell, even Banana Boat comrade CP3 has made it to the second round more than him. That's gotta suck.
     
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    I think Eichel may end up being better at hockey than Melo is at basketball.
     
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    Pietrangelo sucks
     
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    MrFunnyWobbl The Next One

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    Nope

    Can't find any pictures of hoodie eichel
     
  14. Ivan13

    Ivan13 Just a flesh wound!

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    Given that Melo is one of the best pure scorers in the league right now, and that he was arguably the best scorer in the league for a good while, that's one bet I'd never take.
     
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    NJDevs26 No more status quo?!

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    It's a really odd comparison considering Eichel's career is just starting out and he's a center on top of it. Kovalchuk would be a better comparison to Carmelo - offensively gifted players who don't play D, questionable meshing with the rest of the team, not much team success, seemingly endless drama and contreversy around them.
     
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