Can AM win the Rocket with his hot start..

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  1. tapi

    tapi Registered User

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    He is still on pace for 50 in 50. He should be able to close the gap on Laine&Co and with the Rocket easily if he stays healthy, keeping my fingers crossed so that we can see him get the award.
     
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    His release is so good he can sustain 20+%
     
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    Why not?

    He's probably the most complete player in the league.

    Netrual fan sayin matthews>mcdavid

    Matthews will finish his career with more Cups than McDavid.
    #INTANGIBLES
     
  5. InAbsensia

    InAbsensia OMG Boro is going to be our captain isn't he?

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    He's more likely to win a Cup in TO than McDavid is in Edmonton, given the TO team is more complete, has better coaching and better management.
    Whether Matthews can win the Rocket is still up for debate, but he should yard sale his way to 40+ quite easily.
    Ovechkin or Laine will probably have a word on that trophy, though.
     
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    Highest GPG since he came into the league, yup.
    Highest GPG the last 2 years, yup.
    Highest GPG this year, yup.
    Highest PPG this year, yup.

    15 goals in 14 games this year. PPG of 1.64, definitely nothing special.
     
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    Rants Mulliniks Registered User

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    Like Negan on The Walking Dead, we are all AM.
     
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  8. MattySnipes

    MattySnipes ☆ 1.625 PPG ▪20▪9▪1 ☆

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    I agree. I see 'nostrils' jab everytime, all over the internet. Pathetic. Is that what it's come to? Can't diss his game so you attack physical appearance? Most children are even smarter I'd bet.
     
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    Anyone who wants to make fun of the way people look should be required to post a photo of their own face first.
     
  10. MattySnipes

    MattySnipes ☆ 1.625 PPG ▪20▪9▪1 ☆

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    Right? And I mean, the kid is a stud. He's a good looking dude and I'm a guy. So his nostrils are a little big (dad), so what?

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    Come on man, they're pretty epic nostrils. I know a guy that once shoved a twenty sided die up his nostril that said ''God damn, those are some big nostrils.''

    Seriouly though, I really know a guy that once shoved a twenty sided die up his nostril.
     
  12. tapi

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    Indeed, had not he not been injured, he would probably have 1 Hart and 1 Rocket already. Only God knows what he can do when he stays healthy. In the light of the stats, he is by far the best player in the league.
     
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    AM has a slightly higher chance of winning the Rocket than I do of winning Mr. Universe.
     
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    Laine this, Laine that (in a Matthews thread) from the first reply by a leaf fan no less. "He must be livin' RENT FREE in your heads" - eh leaf fans? Typical bs.
     
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    If their powerplay sustains, good chance he does. The way he catches passes and releases is so effortless.
     
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    If you think 1.64 ppg is amazing, you should hear about this Rantanen guy. He's at 1.64 and has played twice as many games. MacKinnon and Kucherov are also a couple guys you should look at. It will blow your mind.
     
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    Do these guys play for the Leafs?
     
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    Seeing as shooting 30% for the entire season is impossible, I'm gonna say no. His shooting percentage will likely drop to at least 20%, and even that's tough to sustain
     
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    No, they aren't lucky enough to play on the best team to take the ice
     
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    The guy's missed almost half the season and is still 13th in goals, why would someone knowing that say he has no chance of winning? I get it, 'leafs fans are annoying wah wah' but taking that out of it of course he has a chance. Like seriously, go look at the top goal leaders in the nhl and look at the GP column. Compare that with the other columns.. Hes playing very well right now..

    What happens if some of these guys ahead have an injury, or run into a huge cold streak? It's so easy to take the field in a broad question like this but of course he could win it given a crazy set of circumstances (like Laine's 5 goal game? One game like that would have him tied for 2nd...)

    Anyone saying anything different than "yes he has a chance to win it" is either a leaf hater, a poor hockey fan or just an idiot.
    /rant
     
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    PM's brother.
     
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  22. Se829ne

    Se829ne Devoted Laine Fanboi

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    When the thread title reads: "Can AM win the Rocket with his hot start..." it's not actually off-topic to talk about other top scoring guys of the season currently, including, but not limited to OV and Laine. They are thread relevant here. Nobody should get offended by that fact. How we can talk about and evaluate Auston's chances without any kind context?

    Besides, what comes to so called 'AM vs PL' threads, on average this one is very tidy, and it's tone is good. Most of guys see that what Matthews has managed to do this season in the high art of goal scoring is incredible regardless of his injury (and also because of it).

    Tall task, but if he somehow manage score himself within few goals from the lead position in Rocket race... So, please, let's keep it civil.

    And this humble wish comes from hardcore Laine-fan.
     
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    Tralfamadore Don't Panic.

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    With that shot it's not nearly impossible. It's even likely. He just needs to stay healthy and he'll be in the conversation. Doesn't mean he's the best player in the league though as long as McD and Mack are playing.
     
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    I think Alec Martinez has to go on a serious run to do this.
     
  25. Se829ne

    Se829ne Devoted Laine Fanboi

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    Situation in Rocket race now as of Dec. 6th 2018. Between Mathews and Rocket race Top 5 leaders are 7 other guys, but none of them have better scoring pace than AM. Some of guys have double amount (200%) games played, but still Auston is only some 30% behind them in scoring race. Whole Top 5 is within 3GP more or less played. Diagonal line is GPG rate.
     
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