Elias Pettersson Milestone Thread

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  1. Ainec

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    maybe they mean the next 2 seasons as he develops? 51-62 year old Pettersson ain't going to maintain 20% (yes I believe he will dwarf Howe and Jagr)
     
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    So if I understand this thread right, shooting% is now the single most important individual stat?

    :sarcasm:
     
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    Why is it a poor bet to make?

    It all depends on the odds, does it not?

    Your idea of a next Selänne might equally be a poor bet. And worse, for one thing, this player is from Sweden - not Finland.

    Then again, as a Swede with a warchild mother from Finland, it is more or less the same thing.
     
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    His shooting percentage tho
     
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    Have you heard about his shooting %? What a bust.

    Last season i got schooled that nico was so much better than pettersson because he was in the nhl.
     
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    Much better fps here.

     
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    He played very well last night, he deserves a cookie.
     
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    Well, to be completely honest here, last year the narrative Nico > Pettersson was the norm. Not many would have taken the 5th OA playing in Sweden over the 1st OA playing, and doing well, in the NHL.

    Fast forward to now and it's a different story.
     
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    That narrative was completely fair for natural reasons. Nico was playing in the NHL and did really well. I don't remember anyone saying EP was a bust, but he wasn't proven in the NHL.
     
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    That was a lazy narrative imo. Plenty of us who follow the SHL pointed out that merely being in the NHL doesn't automatically make you better, it all comes down to league relative performance in the end. Pettersson didn't play in the SHL because he wasn't good enough for an NHL roster, he did it for long term development reasons.
     
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    ooooooooooouuuuuuu yea!!! Pettersson, sooooo nice, sooooo gooood, is this the theme of the thread? lol
     
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    Insane IQ there. Takes a quick peak before but then he stares down Jones the whole way even after releasing the pass, really opening the lane. The vision to hit Horvat right on the tape out of his peripheral vision is pretty special.
     
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    In Vancouver hype is concentrated on Pettersson. The Leafs' hype at least gets a little spread out.

    The Leafs have a good team. Toronto fans can hype not only Mathews but Tavares, Marner, Reilly, Kadri, Freddy, team success and, last season, the AHL champions.

    Those Canucks' fans have Pettersson, Boeser and Horvat. This season it is easiest, by far, to hype Pettersson. There isn't team or organizational success to be excited about.

    Given that there are many sports fans who psychologically want to hype their team and its players and the lack of other directions for Canucks' fans to direct the hype, it seems natural that the hype on Mathews is a little over the top but the hype on Pettersson more so.
     
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    Burns looks like one of those NHL 94 CPU players randomly going about their business. Lol
     
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    The way he created that seam out of nothing against two premier defenders in the NHL was incredible. He made Burns look silly! His IQ and playmaking ability is out of this world.
     
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    Looking at his previous two years. Absolutely not. He's progressing along his development curve at a very fast pace.

    I would consider this an anomaly if he hadn't torn up the SHL last year and won absolutely everything there was to win in that league. I would consider this an anomaly if he didn't have 2 5 point games in his first 40played. I would have also considered this an anomaly if he didn't get points in each of his first games back from injury.

    Without injury, I would not be surprised if her were closer to 100pts over 82 games as opposed to the 90 points he is on pace for now over an 82 game schedule. All this in his first year on an offensively challenged team that was a bottom 3 team the last 3 years and is now in the hunt for a playoff spot.

    With what the Canucks look like with him in the lineup and whats hes done for this team rips apart any outlier/anomaly argument.

    Players can have great seasons (one hit wonders) but they rarely if ever carry their teams during those seasons. Usually its a byproduct of a stronger team. This isn't the case with EP, he is the driver of offense on the Canucks.

    Sorry about the long winded answer there, just wanted to ensure you understood my perspective fully.
     
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    Yes. We are to look at nothing else.
     
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    Not even joking Pettersson might be the most hyped guy on here since I joined. That includes guys claiming Laine would be scoring 100 goals a season and many more years before that. Just insane. He's 20 not 18. Yes it's been very impressive but comparing his rookie year to guys younger than him is unfair.

    The shooting % will come down and in a few years they'll have their own 100 point guy who might pull a Kane and win some trophies. He will never be Greztky or McDavid (nevermind better than him) though, that is delusional
     
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    Isnt he draft + 1, so there arent that many younger players. I do agree he got a lot of hype and for him to turn into McD level is highly unlikely. However, he is doing a lot better than I expected who was wondering if he was going to survive this long looking like a boy among men. :laugh:
     
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    Just a filthy apple, my God.
     
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    This coming from a Leafs fan I find hilarious.
     
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    Last year was his draft+1 year and he played in Sweden.
     
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    Ahhh I love some ad hominem replies when they have nothing to counter the argument.
     
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    Remember when people were saying that Tolvanen is more impressive than Pettersson because the KHL is a much tougher league than the SHL?

    I remember :laugh:
     
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    Today at the grocery store the check out girl asked me if I’d like to pay with cash or credit.

    I replied “Pettersson” and she just rolled her eyes.

    I was like - whatever. You obviously don’t get it and will regret not singing this boys praises from the very start.
     
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