Discussion in 'Polls - (hockey-related only)' started by goblin3, Mar 12, 2018.
Inspired by discussion in another thread, which one would you add to your team if given the choice?
Matthews for the Oilers simply because we've seen how the duo performed incredibly at the WC
Laine for the islanders. Him and Barzal would be beyond ridiculous
I take Matthews as a safety net for Tavares
Laine for Edmonton.
Matthews is better in vacuum, but Laine with McDavid would be something else. Also would be a huge add for their powerplay which has been a major weakness.
I would love to see Laine with McDavid. So close
What's the context here? Why these teams?
Regardless, I'd take Matthews. Better player and would provide a safety net for JT leaving. Although Laine next to Barzal makes me salivate so it's tough.
Should include the Stars....We would take Laine faster than any other team. Trust me on that one
Huh, They were barely average. McDavid gave Matthews a bunch of tap in's that anyone could have scored with.
come on, Matthews looked damn good for Team NA
him and Rielly were standouts
Pittsburgh fan here. Despite our C depth I still go with Matthews. Cs are more valuable than Ws, plain and simple. If we somehow got Matthews I'd deal Brassard for a LW and allow Matthews to slowly pick up the slack for Crosby/Malkin as they age. Sid will make an excellent 3rd line C into his late 30s.
Tbh I was going to say Laine. But it might be better to have Drai play with Mcdavid and have Matthews as the 2C.
Though having a one-shot scorer for the PP is mighty tempting. Mcdavid could get a 100A season feeding Laine.
Good thread, one thing I find interesting is that the comments are scored:
Laine 3 (not counting a Dallas fan)
While the poll is scored:
im a penguins fan and i voted laine. i dont necessarily think one will be that much better than the other i just prefer laine. i think his talent is harder to find
Pens fan voting Laine.
The lottery really screwed the Oilers in 2016!
Oilers fan voting Matthews, you can always play a center on the wing, so I'll just take the player I think is the superior player all around.
Penguins fan voted Laine for 2 reasons:
1. Laine is a guy that can make Kessel expendable in the long run, which could give the Penguins some cap relief and a ton of assets. Matthews isn't going to make Malkin or Crosby expendable, because those two are 100% not being traded.
2. Matthews will probably make more money on his next contract than Laine due to what position he plays, which is a negative.
I don't think there's a huge difference between the two, just small things that would make me pick Laine.
Edmonton: Close, but Laine imo.
Islanders: Close, but Matthews imo.
correct answer is Matthews for all these teams
center position is just so important and I say this as a bigger fan of Laine's character and swag
matthews is boring af
Edmonton fan voting Laine, but I’d play him with Draisaitl, not McDavid.
McDavid is almost unstoppable all by himself. Get Draisaitl-Laine out to wreak havoc on 2nd lines and 2nd pairings.
Pitt would take Matthews
That is due to the fact that the voters aren’t biased.
Highly doubt that, the poll suggests otherwise. Why would Pittsburgh want Matthews because he’s a Center if he’s
A. Gonna have 3rd line minutes
B. Convert to a Winger(which would automatically make Laine better than).
Pens fan, I take Matty.
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