Leon Draisaitl vs Jack Eichel 17/18

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  1. mintmint

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    Who's gonna have a better year? Jack has more to prove and will have more opportunities to do it. So I'll go with him.
     
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    If Jack can play an entire season he should get 80+ points. I see Drai getting about 70 points so Ill go with Eichel.
     
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    Eichel by a bit I think. The one year age difference is significant. We should be comparing last seasons Eichel to the 51pt Draisaitl. No guarantees of course but the injuries and the focus on Matthews/Laine and McDavid this last season has pushed JE out of the light a bit. His 20 year old ppg is better than Kane, Getzlaf, Backstrom, Seguin, or Thornton to name just a few. Definitely a candidate for a non MacDavid scoring title, especially with the right complimentary linemates.
     
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    It looks like Jack is on a hot list. I mean he's on head-to-head topics every second day against Matthews, McDavid and now Drai. The guy's a real deal.
     
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    Eichel

    I think Drai's point total will drop from last season, due to a combination of less time with McDavid, lower SH%, and lower OISH%
     
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    I'm a Sabres fan so there's some wishful thinking but I think Eichel if he plays 80 games is going to have a breakout season. The Sabres under Housley will play a more offensive style and Eichel will be a major beneficiary. 80-95 point range, that's a big range.
     
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    Depends what you mean by better season. I think Eichel will be the better player next year, but their points could go either way depending on whether the Sabres can fix their even strength woes and how much Draisaitl plays with McDavid.
     
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    Eichel. Draisaitl is great, but Eichel has another level in him.
     
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    Oiler fan saying Eichel will have the better year by a bit.
     
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    Because power play points with McDavid don't count as playing with McDavid.

    It's Eichel. Huge margin. One is a superstar, the other is a complimentary top 6 forward.
     
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    Well Draisaitl is going to play with McDavid on the powerplay regardless so that's quite irrelevant to this thread. BTW, Draisaitl was a better powerplay player than McDavid.

    Maybe you should be more worried about Eichel's atrocious production at ES. He ranked outside top 100 in ESP/60.
     
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    Eichel is on another level. Draisaitl is a guy carried by a generational talent.
     
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    Keep underrating Draisaitl people (first it was Hall then McDavid dragging him around). WHL playoff beast. NHL playoff beast. He's going to a win a cup one day - maybe not with the Oilers.

    While I think Eichel will have more points next season, I think Leon will carry his own line and score 75+ pts very soon.
     
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    How can you all say Draisaitl was carried by McDavid after watching the playoffs?

    Eichel needs to play 82 games in order to top off Draisaitl.
     
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    This man knows what he's talking about. That said IMO it depends on if Leon play with McDavid or not at ES. If he centers his own line he will be getting 2nd line minutes while Eichel will be getting 1st line icetime and offensive zone pushes. If I'm picking one (assuming that they both play around 80 games) I'd take Eichel. I'm not sure that you'd find a more driven player right now that he's been in McDavid's and now Matthews' shadow. Eichel is an absolutely elite talent and he should be the better player next season.
     
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    I think Draisaitl will do well but Eichel will do great. Is Draisaitl going to play center or is he going to play on the wing with McDavid? If he is centering his own line without McDavid I don't know if I expect him to score as much as he did last season.
     
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    Leon plays with Mcdavid, It will be Leon
     
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    Stay on topic.
     
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    Eichel. Draisaitl is in a tier below with guys like schiefele
     
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    Eichel. Better player imo, and he's already shown some pretty great scoring ability, and over extended periods. Buffalo is a dark horse pick to have a huge year imo, and if that happens, the rise of Eichel will be an irresistible storyline.

    I love Drai though. I do think he is 1C quality of player with little doubt, but Eichel is on the high end of 1C
     
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    Eichel is on another level when it comes to talent. If he didn't get picked in McDavid's draft year, he would be regarded with more respect IMO.

    I think Draisaitl is great but Eichel is a near-generational talent (not quite).
     
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    Eichel's a top 5 scorer this season. @ me when/if I'm wrong.
     
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    While I agree I think Eichel will have the better season, I'm confused why Draisaitl will have less time with McDavid. There's a 100% guarantee he'll be playing on the PP with McDavid and he only played just over half the season with McDavid last year at 5 on 5 (you can pretty much guarantee he'll be out there 4 on 4 and in OT with McDavid as much as possible). Unless their chemistry magically dries up I think its actually more likely he will spend more time with McDavid this year given that the Oilers now have RNH, Strome, Jokinen, and Letestu capable of playing centre on lines 2-4, with Khaira as another potential add to 4C next season.
     
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    I say Draisaitl out points Eichel again.

    Draisaitl 84 points
    Eichel 83 points
     
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    Eichel has maybe higher end skill but I think Leon has better hockey I.Q. and is built like a tank where Eichel is more of a finesse player.

    If you want a bit more sizzle on your steak, it's Eichel, if you want a power forward type center, it's Leon.

    For the Oilers since they already have McDavid, Draisaitl is a great fit.

    Leon will be in that tier of centres that Getzlaf/Thornton/Sedin/Toews have occupied, he's the new wave of guy that will go into that tier.
     

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