Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by Bronxxx, Dec 5, 2018.
or will he fizzle out? If he stays healthy I say yes especially shooting 30%
Missed too many games.
Will probably still score more than Laine tho lol
He probably finish the season with 69 points again as usual
Hes played 10 to 15 fewer games then anyone else and is only 6 behind Laine in goals (already pasted him in points).
It will be tough but the way he's playing and with Nylander coming back I wouldn't put it past him.
He should be in the running barring another injury. The missed games so far don't mean much, as he is only 6 goals behind now. If he doesn't cool off too much (obviously not going to score at a goal+/game rate all season) he should stay in the mix.
Of course he can. He's got his work cut out for him tho
I doubt it. Will probably finish top 3 though.
With Nylander, Marner, Tavares all feeding him pucks...........yup. He can do it.
Highly doubt it, with a full season maybe
Matthews would likely be perennially better goal scorer than Laine, if he would stay healthy and play all or most of games. He is much more consistent on average, though Auston's longest "slumps" have been longer and streaks shorter than Laine's over their career, but consistency is what makes the difference.
Hot Laine can beat hot Matthews almost any day, but Matthews stay more hot consistently, for longer time periods.
That said, Laine isn't that streaky people have habit to claim he is. Among pure goal scorers he seem to be very consistent, and particularly so, if counting frequency of high scoring multi-goal games.
However, Auston can out-grind Laine over long periods.
If AM can win Rocket this season, regardless of overall goal scoring level, and lost games, that feat would go to the history as one of most incredible goal scoring seasons ever played by anyone.
Depends on how Ovechkin will hold up during the end of the season. But Laine is pretty much done. Seems like Laine is completely neutered every time Matthews is in the lineup.
Nah he won't he missed too much time. He will have some cold streaks but I bet his pace will be to win it. That was hwy we hoped for a healthy year to finally get to see how much better he is than his rookie year he was 2nd for the rocket.
If he was healthy he wins the rocket most likely as well as potentially other awards.
Gagne > AM
Who is Bob Kudelski?!
How in the world has Ovechkin never done that?
What a randomly cherry picked stat lol.
Anyways as for the thread question he probably doesn't he is way too streaky of a player. It always gives me a chuckle to see people act like he is better than Mcdavid and say he is a generational player every time he goes on a hot streak.
No, because he probably gets injured again.
Auston Matthews: 69 point upside and size 69 nostrils.
That's because OV is "streaky", as we all have used to hear so called pure goal scorers are.
When someone actually bother look these high end pure goal scorers' goal scoring patterns, they most probably realize that so called "streakiness" is mostly product of their above average high scoring games, that also happen more often than average (surprise surprise! due their role).
AM compared to OV and PL as examples is however much more consistent on average in his goal scoring. His streaks are not typically long, but neither his slumps.
This is the most Mulletman post that has ever Mulletmaned.
He can hit 50. 35 goals in the remaining 55 games is easy for him
Ovechkin probably has had 15 goals in 14 games before. Just not in his first 14 games to start the season.
For the thread, Matthews will regress to his norm and probably end up around 40-45 goals. Top-5, but no Rocket.
He will simultaneously be the only reason the Leafs do well and solely reliant on having talent like that getting him the puck.
It will be glorious.