Leon Draisaitl the most underrated player in the NHL?

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  1. binop7

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    Playing with McDavid will do that. I seem to recall him turning Patrick Maroon into a lethal offensive weapon
     
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    He's a fantastic winger. One of the best in the game. Just wish oiler fans would stop trying to convince people he's a centre. Teams with 2 elite 100 point centres don't consistently miss the playoffs :laugh:
     
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    Good player but Mcdavid is a big part of his production. Overrated if you ask me. Matthews is underrated
     
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    LOL. Was that an option?

    People who cling to the "never got 70 points" line are actually saying: " I am not able to identify his hockey talent and do not think production rate is connected to talent, just luck matters. Injuries = lack of talent. Therefore my inferior player is better. I know nothing about hockey and am a huge homer, please ignore my posts"

    Why are you guys so obsessed with Matthews?
     
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    His career high with McDavid was 40 points.
     
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    3rd year in a row that Matthews has been outsxored by Draisaitl. It will be more of the same next season.
     
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    Well, at least you guys have that to hold onto to.
     
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    What do leafs fans hold onto besides hope that they'll somehow beat 3+ superior teams before running into cap hell?
     
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    Let’s see how next year goes when 40 million is tied up into 4 players and all 4 of them get out scored by the “over paid” Draisaitl.
     
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    ........and played with the reigning Hart winner. Seems to always put up points with elite players on his line. Shocking, I know.
     
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    Well at least those 4 overpaid players are going to the show can’t say the same for McDrai at this point
     
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    Probably underrated by those who strictly focus on offense.
    The complete picture is less deserving of a tremendous rating.
     
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    Kinda like how McDavid acted like it was his personal goal to get Draisaitl at the All Star Game because he thought he deserved to be there to begin with?
     
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    People in the game still consider Draisaitl the next Kopitar but a few guys on HF say he sucks defensively so it must be true. You must have watched a game where he made a mistake and decided that's all you needed to see.

    I watched Lidstrom play once. Dude was a pylon.
     
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    Man I miss rookie Nuge

    Although he does seem to be bringing that offensive game out of the grave this year.
     
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    Probably because there's no one to play with Drai?
     
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    :facepalm:

    Not even close.
     
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    No, Marner is not. Slightly better but not a completely different level.
     
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Matthews is the most over-rated, on a bad contract, you mean.

    If anyone on the Leafs is under-rated, it's Marner.
     
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    I get that.

    But supposed elite Cs should be able to carry a line no matter the linemates.

    Give McDavid two scrubs, run Drai-RNH.



    It looks like you guys should've kept Taylor Hall.
     
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    And Draisaitl has helped Chiasson have a career year but we ignore that.

    McDavid may be a one man line but even elite players need SOMETHING to work with.
     
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    PensandCaps Bick Njugstad

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    Drai, along with McDavid
     
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    Chiasson got his shot with McDavid because of his work with Draisaitl. It was when they were paired together on the second line that his season took off.
     
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    Not saying he isn't capable of being a C pivot. I think he is. Just wanna see it first before Declaring him an elite C, when he plays McD's winger for the most part.
     
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    He also needs to be put in a position to succeed at center before we say he's a failure. People like to play stupid so they can bash him. It's not like the Oilers have a couple 20 goal scorers on the second line that Draisaitl can't put up points with.
     

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