Barkov or Matthews?

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Barkov or Matthews?

  1. Aleksander Barkov

    43.8%
  2. Auston Matthews

    56.2%
  1. Michoulicious

    Michoulicious Registered User

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    Controversial poll to start the day! ;)

    I expect it to be close, but maybe I'm wrong.

    Who do you take on your team, right now, forgetting about contracts/etc.?
     
  2. Tad Mikowsky

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    I take Barkov but it’s close.
     
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    Matthews
     
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    I take Matthews, but they're different players. I still love Barkov.
     
  5. Laineux

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    This is as close as it gets
     
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    based off last years #s - Barkov. 1 pt off PPG and finished 4th in Selke
    based off potential/going forward forward/upward trajectory - Matthews, their numbers at similar ages aint even close
     
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    Barkov is awesome. But I'll go Matthews just because of the "electrifying" factor.
     
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    Both are great players, however I would still go with Matthews.
     
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    I’ll take the 80 pt perennial selke candidate.
     
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    Barkov. Similiar offense and Barky is the better defensive player ainec.
     
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    pikkuvaimo Yes, I'm Finnish

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    Right now it's Barkov, but in the future it's Matthews I think. Allthough Barkov is still developing too, so it will never be ainec in any direction.
     
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    Going off the past couple of seasons, Barkov. Matthews may overtake him by the end of this season though.
     
  13. I am not exposed

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    Not this poll again!
     
  14. Critical91

    Critical91 Marner, roll an acrobatics check.

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    Just a reminder that these guys are 3 draft years apart and it's already close. I think Matthews surpasses him this year and by the time he reaches his D+5 year, he's another tier than Barkov is right now.
     
  15. Patrik Barkov

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    Could be. Or could not. Development isn't linear.
     
  16. Critical91

    Critical91 Marner, roll an acrobatics check.

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    Sure, but if you are going to say that, you mine as well whitewash every single poll or prediction post with that statement on this forum.
     
  17. Kid Icarus

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    Barkov pretty easily.
     
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    I mean not really everyone is allowed to their opinions and predictions. You predicting Matthews to be on another level to Barkov in a few years is fine but you worded it like it's a fact.

    E: Missed that "I think" in the beginning of the sentence. My bad.
     
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    Barkov has never hit 80 points
     
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    Matthews easily. Sometimes the anti leaf bias runs strong here.
     
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    Ahh yes the comparison between a player in their D+6 year vs another in their d+3 year lmao...

    Lets compare their first 2 years in the league since we don't know how Matthews will produce the next few years.

    AB: 0.48ppg
    AM: 0.92ppg

    AM is no slouch defensively either and could very well be in Selke consideration at some point in his career as others have touched on.
     
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    I think I would take Matthews but it's close.
     
  23. X66

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    Lol, Matthews.

    C'mon HF.
     
  24. Critical91

    Critical91 Marner, roll an acrobatics check.

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    Is there any question that both will be top 5 C of the next generation, taking over for the Crosby/Thornton/Bergeron era?
     
  25. Kid Icarus

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    Lmao this is gonna be even worse when Matthews gets $10M+ for the next 9 years.
     

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