Does Mackinnon become the best hockey player in the world if he wins Stanley Cup this year

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  1. Jarey Curry Avalanche of Makar

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    Does Mackinnon become the best hockey player in the world if he wins Stanley Cup this year? I know McDavid is perceived the number one because of his regular season dominance, and I agree. Somehow it just isnt enough to win championship, his point production isnt enough for a team to win in the post season apparently. MacKinnon is one of the best in the regular season but he is absolutely the best playoff performer this league has for 2 post seasons straight. What do you think, will Mackinnon be perceived the best hockey player in the world if he hoists the cup this year?
     
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    He would be the best Player on the best team and top 3 in the league for sure but idk about Best considering he has a really good team around him aswell.
     
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    McDavid is 100x more talented than MacKinnon.

    If he played on the avalanche they'd win games by double digit every night.

    Even if you ask Nathan MacKinnon himself he'd tell you this. There will be no other best player in the world until McDavid gets old.
     
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    Colorado Avalanche would win the cup, not just MacKinnon.

    As you can observe by watching Edmonton not one, and not even two superstar forwards do the job alone.
     
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    Winning things doesn't make you a better player (outside of some experience)
    He either is or isn't already (isn't) but can still win either way.
     
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    No. He'd have to become a better hockey player than Connor McDavid.
     
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    I don't understand that line of thinking. MacKinnon is no better or worse whether his team wins or loses the Stanley Cup. Teams win games, his play determines how he is judged.
     
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    Lets say Ovechkin never won the cup. His perception by others would go down to the best player to never win a stanley cup, now that he has won, he is perceived that much more. It has to mean something to play a leading role to lead your team to victory in the hardest playoff format of competetive sports right? And yes it is a team sport, the whole team wins. Mcdavid n Draisaitl in the Oil reminds me of a couple years back when we had like the Avs top line but nothing else really in the playoffs, result early round exit.
     
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    Nope, McDavid is the best. He’s likely the favourite for #2 however.
     
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    McDavid just hit 105 in 56 games.

    Tough season to get ranked ahead of him.

    I do prefer Mackinnons style for playoffs
     
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    Nope. McDavid is still that.

    Solid case for #2, though.
     
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    People have this weird obsession with trying to discredit McDavid's obvious status as best player in the world.

    Like, I'm a Canucks fan. I absolutely despise the oilers and have every reason to try and discredit him. It's easy as hell to admit he's the best.
     
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    McDavid had the best season in the last 25 years, has scored over PPG every single year, has paced for over 100 points five times in a row and actually scored over 100 points during four of those seasons, has won the Art, Hart and Lindsay (some multiple times), leads the NHL in points since joining the league, dragged his absolute pile of a dogshite team to the play offs twice, improved his defensive game this year so he's actually elite on both sides of the rink, but hear me out... Nathan MacKinnon?
     
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    No chance
     
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    Championships add to a players legacy, but they don't make that player suddenly better than other players.

    MacKinnon is either better or he's not. The Stanley Cup doesn't change that
     
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    Have Mack and McDavid swap sides, how different are the outcomes for each team and what discussion are we having
     
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    That's a negative.

    105 points in 56 games with the Oilers >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 65 points in 48 games with the Avalanche.
     
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    ...in before he is just a product of who he plays with.
     
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    This is the new Trottier is better than Gretzky argument.

    The answer is ‘no’.
     
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    I’ll play along with this silliness and say yes, sure, he does. If he doesn’t win a cup though he’s overrated.
     
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    #2 in the league sure, but mcdavid is still a tier above the rest.
     
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    No, just like the other thread.

    Mackinnon sure seems like the flavor of the month.
     
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    I swear this exact thread exists in another forum. Maybe two.

    No. McDavid would still be better.
     
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