He is the second best player in the league and yes twice as good as Larkin... The gulf between the top 10 league talents and those that fall outside is actually large in terms of the difference in caliber in my opinion. I mean yes we are talking the 2% difference in terms of teams and the margin for error for the whole league but yes there is a big difference between Yzerman and Roenick if you will in my opinion. Matthews wrist shot is comparable to Sakic and Semin, I actually think it is better in that it is even heavier while carrying the same devastating release. He has dominated the league when healthy which is the only thing that gives me pause on his contract, is his health. But he is underpaid for me. The top 10 talents in the league are actually hurt by the salary cap. With no cap Matthews crests 15 million without much of a thought, the guy is amazing. Really the biggest problem right now for Matthews is Babcock in Toronto, well he now has his contract lined up to outlast him we will see where that goes... His usage is ridiculous for a player with his track record and output despite him being curiously limited in ways no #1C is or should be. He has lead the league in even strength goals since he entered it. Guy is a marquee player and the face of Team USA's 2022 Olympic team for a reason, he is fantastic.