Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by ChiefWiggum, Apr 15, 2018.
What? What shots?
Or something or other....
or Laine is front runner, his team pretty much win games when he is scoring and hot. depends which way you're looking at it, he also can be clutch or other words put streaky. yesterday wild shut Laine and Jets thats true, surprise it was basically meaningless game, he usually delivers when needed.
Laine is such a better play then Matthews and the playoffs are showing it.
Matthews is better.
absolutely not. its beyond silly to judge two guys based on 3 games.
Laine >>> Malkin amirite?
Matthews now, Matthews future. Laine doesnt have to match up against Bergeron this series so awful comparison
you need to get your eyes checked. Matthews has a terrible game 1, fine.
game 2 shot attempts were 17-2 when his line was on the ice.
Game 3 he dominated and scored the winning goal
lets not forget this kid scored 4g in 6 games against the presidents trophy winners last year
Looks like a closer matchup would be Laine/Marner
Oh well Matthews, you had a nice ride.
by that logic Bryan Marchment was very engaged and Nik listrom wasnt. lol
check out the game winning goal tonight to see how engaged matthews really is
Matthews and Laine are only comparable to folks known as "box score watchers". Laine and Marner are more comparable with Matty being in the tier above.
When your guy is not doing well in the score charts, just categorize the whole stupid hockey community as "box score watchers". Should he actually do fine, then don't forget for a second to remind every fan, their families, friends, relatives and even home pets about the NHL.com - Stats xD
When will people learn to just enjoy both players instead of feeling the need to tear down one to make theirs look better?
Matthews is a dominant even strength player when his game is on and is franchise cornerstone. Laine could be the best goalscorer in the league going forward. Both are tremendous, both are fun to watch.
Laine is a lot more personable though
Boston hasn't even scored 20 goals in the series, let alone one line...
Laine is so much better. Just look at his playoff beard. Matthews is required to have Electrolysis to ensure no facial hair is allowed.
Edit: Not worth it.
Laine has a great personality. Such an easy kid to root for. Wish more young players would take after guys like him and Doughty.
Correct, should read 20 points not goals.
If you don't faun over McDavid and say he is the Greatest player ever some of them feel like you are attacking the Oilers and their fans on a deep personal level.
You make all your player evaluations on 2 games and ignore everything prior? I'm guessing your valuations change daily or you suffer from Homeritis.
What am i missing? Did Matthews not beat Laine in PPG this year?
I mean the stretch where Laine was red hot for 20 games and Matthews was injured how many threads were created about these two? Maybe take a look in the mirror
I'm sorry 3 games isn't going to change my opinion, especially considering the difference of quality of teams these guys are facing. Matthews and Laine are close, but give me the big C who's better defensively and seems to be better at putting up points. Only thing Laine has on Matthews is goal scoring and that isn't by much either. Both amazing players though.
They aren’t really comparable. Laine is facing an injured Wild team and he’s not even the biggest focus for the Wild. That would be Scheifele and Wheeler.
Boston is gameplanning to shut down Matthews. 70-75% of Bergeron line + Chara and McAvoy shifts coincide with Matthews on the ice in Boston.
Laine is a good player but he’s got a long way to go before he would ever need to be gameplanned against on the ice besides on the PP. Laine is magic on the PP, lots to learn at ES, it’s good for him that he start off his playoffs against an injured Wild team.
1st game actually
The reason the Jets don't have to face stiffer competition is because Laine helped them finish in 2nd place overall this year. If Matthews had played better maybe they wouldn't have to face such stiff competition in the first round?
Just like Laine is helping them win the first round of the playoffs while the Leafs will, yet again, be playing golf in April.
The Leafs are soft, just like Matthews.
If Jets finished 3rd, they would still be playing the Wild.
What a ridiculous argument.
If they switched teams Leafs would've been teeing off weeks ago.
wild finished 3rd