Ehlers vs Nylander

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Who will be the better more effective player going forward?

  1. Ehlers

    63.5%
  2. Nylander

    36.5%
  1. Literally

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    There have been 8 different threads here that come up when you search Ehlers Nylander..
    https://hfboards.mandatory.com/search/2447015/?q=nylander+ehlers&o=date&c[title_only]=1&c[node]=72


    None of then interestingly involve a head to head vote/thread.

    Who will be the better more effective player going forward?


    2 dynamic young developing (currently) 60pt players..


    Ehlers
    236gms, 69g, 162pts, 0.69PPG

    Nylander
    185gms, 48g, 135pts, 0.73PPG
     
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    I’ve gone back and forth on this one a lot but I think I’ve settled on Ehlers.
     
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    Small typo: Nylander has 48 goals, not 87
     
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    Oops.. eyes drifted to his assist total..
     
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    Last year Nylander was stapled to Matthews where as Ehlers spent more time away from the Schifele/Wheeler line

    They are even, but Ill go Ehlers.
     
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    This also means that while Nylander and Matthews are facing top QoC, Ehlers is facing secondary QoC which helps with his numbers and scoring
     
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    I say Nylander because once he's signed he will be back on Matthews line with Marleau and they might get easier match ups if more teams rather focus on Tavares.
     
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    I'll give Nylander an edge only for having center capability.

    But otherwise.. similar production, similar speed, similar game effect... slightly more versatility with Nylander.
     
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    I take ehlers easily, hes signed 6m for another 7 years
     
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    It’s willie for me personally......unless he signs for 8.5
     
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    Can the same arguement not be made for Ehlers? He's on their 2nd line as well.
     
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    Nylander outscored Ehlers, has a better career ppg, and has shown he can play C


    but ehlers will win because hfboards
     
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    Nylander has about as much chance to play ld as he has to play centre. Which is not much at all. I'm sure if all the centre's of the team are injured ehlers can play centre just as well as Nylander since that's the only way Nylander is going to play centre in this league. Talk about being desperate to make your guy seem more important. These 2 guys are about as equal as you can get only diffrence is ehlers isn't as full of himself and is signed to good long term contract.
     
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    Or because Ehlers doesn’t play next to a top 5 center
     
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    Ehlers entered the league a year before Nylander. He didn't have AHL as an option or he would have been sent down and likely have a higher ppg than he has now. Nylander had all of 1 point more than Ehlers while playing more than half a min more per game. Nylander won't be playing C for quite some time, if at all, in Toronto so I don't see how that could be a factor. Pretty much all advanced stats point towards Ehlers having had the best season last year... Couldn't care less about who wins the poll but the result won't be because hfboards... These players are super close and wouldn't blame anyone for picking one above the other. For me it is clearly Ehlers.
     
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    It's a tie.

    Also Ehlers contract is sick. Gimme one of those for Willy please.
     
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    Over the last 2 seasons
    Ehlers points-per-game = 0.7560
    Nylander points-per-game = 0.7484
     
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    Nylander and it's not close at all
     
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    Similar pt production, i think Ehlers will be the better goal scorer but Nylander can play C in a pinch which is valuable as well. Honestly, very close, i'll go with Ehlers but no qualms on people voting Nylander. If this includes contracts, if Nylander gets a substantial higher %ofCH vs Ehlers, than i'd go with Ehlers quite easily
     
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    I'm going to guess they'll be pretty equal going forward. Seems like the smartest best.
     
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    Nylander has a better career PPG because he didn't play most of his rookie season. They're nearly identical over the last two years.

    It doesn't matter that he can play C, he's a winger, so that has nothing to do with effectiveness or "who is better" going forward.
     
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    After Scheifele do the Jets even have a #2 centre as good as Tavares? That's my reasoning why for Nylander scoring more points than Ehlers since him and Matthews will get easier matchups.
     
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    Playing with Laine/Stastny or Little is nothing to sneeze at. I would probably take that over Matthews and Hyman. At the very least, it's close to even. Does Ehlers play on the top PP?

    With that being said, these two have been so even since being drafted...I prefer goals, but I think Willy has the higher ceiling. He needs to prove it this year though, since he won't have Hyman on his line. He will be playing on the 2nd unit, though.
     
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    Willy better offensively and Ehlers defensively imo. Reason I pick ehlers is Nylander’s offense is almost purely assists and he plays with the best goal scoring center in hockey.
     
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    Similar speed? Im.sure nylander isn't slow, but i wouldn't call it wash for speed
    Ehlers is one of the fastest players in the league

    "Has shown he can play c" Yeah in a junior league. I wouldn't give nylander any points for it until he actually plays a legit top 6 centre

    Nylander and ehlers were drafted in the same year, But ehlers entered the nhl a year later
    Wouldn't started comparing their careers points unless you're gonna to subtract ehlers first season

    Ehlers last two seasons
    64
    60

    Nylander last 2 seasons
    61
    61

    If you want to include ehlers first year
    38 points

    Nylander had 13 points
     
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