Laine or Matthews for a playoff run this year?

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Who would you choose?

  1. Laine

    25.8%
  2. Matthews

    74.2%
  1. Varan

    Varan Registered User

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    Say your team clinched a playoff spot and you could choose b/w these 2 to have on your team, who are you choosing?

    I'd say it's pretty close. Couldn't go wrong with either option
     
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  2. LeafsNation75

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    Auston Matthews
     
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    TheJackAttack Crawlin W/Dahlin

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    It depends does Laine have two of the best playmakers and two or three other good ones in the top 6.

    If I’m starting a team from scratch to go into the playoffs and get the choice of one of these two it’s matthews without a second thought.
     
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    Laine + Mcdavid would be by far the best duo in the league....

    Or put him with playoff Drai, jeeezz
     
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    Jets fan voting Matthews. I know people like to talk how he didn't have a good playoff (altho he was good in 16-17) but to me he's still a guy who you love to have for those heavier games down the stretch. Especially being a center it's important to match other heavyweights down the middle.

    Scheifele-Matthews would beat Johansen-Turris or Karlsson-Stastny or Couture-Pavs/Jumbo etc any day.

    Laine can be a great momentum changer if he has that flow going with his shot when it feels like everything is going in but that type of confidence is tough to get in the playoffs. He'd have to have last years Ovechkin-like efficiency before i take him over Matthews and Ovi has only had couple runs like that in his entire career.
     
  6. zeke

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    Matthews-Scheifele, you mean.
     
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    Flip a coin. Two very good young players. But I’d probably take Matthews. He was disappointing last year in the playoffs but it’s a small sample size and at least he tried to push back and be physical unlike Nylander. I admired that. Matthews as a center brings that extra dimension imo so slight edge to him
     
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    4uston Matthews 60 goals if healthy

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    There is also the sample size when Matthews had 4 goals and 1 assist in the six games against Washington in 2017. Thought I mention it since others only want to mention his performance against the Bruins during his most recent playoff stretch of games.
     
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    regression isn't linear.
     
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    Nope, not breaking up the 1st line. :eyeroll:

    Somehow i knew that post was coming though :laugh:
     
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    Laine. I've always preferred him to Matthews.
     
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    Matthews

    Strictly based on center though
     
  14. DominicBoltsFan

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    matthews rather easily
     
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    matthews is a landslide. all things being equal, edge goes to the C

    so far Am34 has 4g/6pts though while Laine has 1g/2pts..so its not equal
     
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    Matthews could still add to his season totals since they just played the 1st period.
     
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    Anyone who downplays Laine doesn't know better.
    Still, C over W all day long.
     
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    I think Matthews' style is more suited to playoff success, largely because a lot of what he does is similar to what Crosby does well (ie. puck protection down low and nifty hands around the net).
     
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    I would say so now after of the 2 he actually was able to elevate his game in the playoffs - when it matters
     
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    Matthews and not close. No slight to Laine, but Matthews is on another level. Straight up.
     
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    While i agree that Matthews is better are you really using a sample size of 3 games to prove your point?
     
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    Matthews. He struggled in the 2018 playoffs but was excellent in the 2017 playoffs. Laine struggles too but Schiefele went beast mode and got them to the WCF.
     
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    Please by all means make more threads and polls about Matthews it's so exciting.
     
  24. Cotton

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    Well alright.

    You know you don't actually need to enter these threads, scroll to the bottom, write some salty complaint and post it, right? You can just choose to ignore them, or even use the ignore thread option.
     
  25. heretik27

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    Even easier, just ignore varank :laugh:
     
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