Florida, Pittsburgh, Edmonton and Islanders fans, would you take Laine or Matthews?

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Add Laine or Matthews?

  1. Florida fan voting Laine

    12.5%
  2. Florida fan voting Matthews

    3.1%
  3. Pittsburgh fan voting Laine

    17.7%
  4. Pittsburgh fan voting Matthews

    7.3%
  5. Edmonton fan voting Laine

    32.3%
  6. Edmonton fan voting Matthews

    13.5%
  7. Islanders fan voting Laine

    8.3%
  8. Islanders fan voting Matthews

    5.2%
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  1. Actuarial

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    Thats not true - NJ would be in line fighting with the Stars on who got there first
     
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    Im sorry but this looks beyond dumb.

    I think Pittsburgh would take Laine without question
     
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    Edmonton: Laine, easy IMO.

    We have McDavid, Draisaitl, RNH down the middle. We are desperate for a right shooter on the PP and scoring wingers.
     
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    Lol stop being petty
     
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    Just for the record Mathews can play wing as well.
     
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    Edm needs wingers. They are fine at Center. Laine with mcDavid would be amazing
     
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    It really isn't "dumb", it's called rolling out 3 lines with 1st line centers.
     
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    Because this is a poll Laine can actually win. :rolleyes:

    Seriously nearly every team here has a centre that's better or as good as Matthews, but don't have wingers on Laine's level. I could only see Florida taking Matthews because he'd become their new #1C and him and Barkov down the middle would be great depth. The Islanders too if Tavares walks this offseason.

    This poll is designed for Laine to win so... congrats OP? He finally bested Matthews in one of these. Now let's ask who Columbus, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montréal, Detroit, or Carolina would take between the two.
     
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    Did you not watch it? Our best players were RNH and MacKinnon not McDavid and Matthews
     
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    Oh right, damn I didn't realize that, thank you for pointing it out wpg99
     
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    We play him 5 times a year, and he is pretty much guaranteed to score every single game at least once
     
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    Zero chance Matthews would play ahead of Barkov after this year.
     
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    How much longer do you think Malkin and Crosby play? Who's going to their center after that?

    Or are you going to be lead by a high scoring LW 5+ years down the line....I've heard that ends well
     
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    You underestimate Matthews. Once he's healthy again it will be funny to see how quickly opinions change around here.
     
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    I doubt that...

    Change my mind:
    Laine has 41 Goals in 69 Games, with 16:37 minutes per game as a 19 year old...
     
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    Laine would be the obvious choice for Edmonton.

    Why OP selected teams with great top-6 centres? It would be interesting to see if the results would much differ if the question would have included lets' say Minnesota, Montreal, Nashville and St.Louis
     
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    FishManSam I pretend to be smart, I’m bad at it

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    You can’t change someone’s mind who clearly has an agenda and won’t listen.

    Posters like you are a waste of time to discuss with.

    You’re illpucks and asiantuntija level obnoxious.

    Laine is a phenomenal goal scorer put in a relatively safe position for him to continue his success.

    This 50% shooting 2 week stretch is unsustainable. I don’t doubt he’ll have streaks like this regularly through his career. I think it will be tougher for him when his qoc and zone starts get harder.
     
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    OP obviously selected teams with great center depth because in a vacuum you should always pick Matthews over Laine for your franchise because of the center advantage.
    By restricting the options for teams with already existing center depth, the poll will actually have acceptable reasons to choose either pick.
     
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    Always take bpa. Matthews is my choice. Both extremely good players thoigh
     
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    The lottery doesn't screw the Edmonton Oilers.

    The Edmonton Oilers screw the lottery.

    Get your fact straights.
     
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    Current Pens team I take Laine. Deadly goal scoring winger to slot next to Malkin or Crosby.

    To start a rebuild, I take Matthews.
     
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    It was a subject matter in another thread with me and him, there is nothing malicious about this thread.

    My contention was that there was maybe 1 team in the NHL that would take Laine over Matthews due to their center depth (Pits) and the rest would easily take Matthews.

    This thread has not proved that, although being fair to me I said GMs and not casual fans who factor in entertainment and their own biases just as much as wanting the team to win.
     
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    why the actual **** would the panthers take matthews instead of laine? do you not know their C depth?
     
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    Betting all of those teams GMs would take Matthews

    Wait, maybe Chiarelli wouldn't because he is ****.
     
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    Having the versatility of McDavid, Matthews, RNH & Draisaitl is too good to pass up.
     
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