Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by mintmint, Aug 18, 2017.
Who's gonna be better next season, Eichel or Matthews?
My moneys on Eichel for a 90 point season.
I think Matthews will have a better year. He had a pretty good rookie year to build off of, and his team is on the rise (increasing his production).
How many times are we gonna do this??
Not sure anyone will score 90 points other than McDavid.
Matthews. He is a little better offensively and much more complete. He's also on a better team and has a better coach
I choose Meichel. Although Eathhews could really have a big year.
Is Buffalo still years ahead of the Leafs rebuild is the bigger question.
Matthews 16/17, Matthews 17/18, Matthews always.
Matthews is going to burn down your village
And yours too
Eichel will bring the fire brigegade to stop the burning of the villlage.
And yours too
I just feel like next year Eichel is going to explode
We should compare Eichel to Matthews more often.
Going for the best of the 2.. Eichel.
These threads never go well but I say Jeichel now and future. 85-90 points is my guess this year if he plays 82 games
Matthews, he has a superior supporting cast around him, Eichel's isn't bad but it falls off fast he has ROR Okposo and Kane
Matthews has Nylander Marleau, Marner, JVR, Kadri, Bozak Brown, all except Brown scored 50+ points and Brown got 20 goals on the 3rd line.
Eichel doesn't have 5 60+ point guys on his team, 6 50+ point guys, he doesn't have a 3rd line C that scored 30 goals and 60 points, or if you consider Bozak the 3rd line C 18 goals and 55 points.
Eichel doesn't have a 3rd line RW that got 20 goals as a rookie
Matthews will have a better season because Toronto has more offensive options which means a teams focus has to be ore spread out you can't just focus on Matthews and win the game.
Buffalo has much less depth, sure they can load up a good line a run Kane Eichel and Okposo but if they do that they become a 1 line team.
Even if Toronto did load up their top line and went with Nylander Matthews Marner they still have JVR Bozak Marleau and Komarov Kadri Brown to back them up.
If Toonto went JVR Matthews Nylander they'd still have Marleau Bozak Marner, Komarov Kadri Brown to back them up.
Buffalo doesn't have that depth they are much easier to shut down.
Toronto is a 3 line team
Buffalo is 1 line and part of a 2nd line
Matthews will have the better season as long as he's healthy
Connor Brown is a better player than Sam Reinhart. Heard it here first.
Point wise? Eichel maybe.
But Matthews will always be the better player. He's a complete package. He's way better defensively and it's not even close.
This narrative needs to die.
Well that's up to Eichel
Eichel has to prove he's better, that's hard to do when Matthews has almost as many goals in 1 season as Eichel has in 2
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