Matthews, Kakko vs Laine, Hughes?

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What Duo would you prefer moving forward?

  1. Matthews, Kakko

    45.3%
  2. Laine, Hughes

    54.7%
  1. WPG99

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    What Duo would you prefer?
     
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    Matthews and Laine are a wash so Hughes>Kakko
     
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    Critical91 Marner, roll an acrobatics check.

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    Laine Hughes. I'd rank em:

    Matthews
    Laine
    Hughes
    Kakko
     
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    Hughes/Matthews/Laine are at the same level.
    Too soon to say on Kakko but I’d have him fourth.
    So Hughes and Laine.
     
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    Laine ~ Matthews
    Hughes ~ Kakko

    At this point it's a draw for me so no vote.
     
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    I believe the large gap between Matthews and Laine tips this in the favor of Matthews/Kakko.
     
  7. draft day

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    I see it ending up like,
    Hughes >> Kakko
    Matthew=Laine
    So because of the large gap between Hughes and Kakko i have to go with Laine/Hughes
     
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    I see it like this

    Matthews > Laine no matter what.

    So I guess the question is how many people prefer Hughes compared to Kakko, even though Hughes is considered the #1 prospect for the 2019 draft.
     
  9. WPG99

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    So if Laine scores 40 more points in the same span of games this upcoming season Matthews is better “no matter what”? Not saying he will but, it’s a little bit ignorant if we are talking argument wise, you could had just stuck with Matthews > Laine(atm) if that’s your opinion.
     
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    Matthews>Laine, then it depends on the separation b/w Hughes & Kakko. Would like to hear what's the margin between the latter 2 players and how they'd potentially compare to one another in the NHL. I know Hughes looks fantastic and is (stylistically) a Patrick Kane at C. Kakko from what I understand is a big skilled Winger who might actually be tried at C this upcoming year. Would like to hear a qualified opinion
     
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    As much as I like Hughes, I’m going to have to wait until he is more proven until I can give him the same gap over Kakko that Matthews has over Laine
     
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    No matter what?o_O
    Matthews 144 GP - 74 G-58 A 132 TP
    Laine 155 GP- 80 G-54A 134TP All while being 7 months younger.
     
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    The fact Matthews is an elite #1 centre is a major reason why.

    Also can we please stop with the Laine is 7 months younger excuse. It failed when his fans said that's why he would win the Calder, so just stop because it's pathetic that it's even brought up.
     
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    I'll go with Matthews + Kakko.

    Matthews > Laine.

    The other two are a wash because they've done nothing in the NHL. It's all projections.
     
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    Also Laine went to a under achieving team that was already good and lucked out and drafted him.

    Matthews went to a basement dweller and made them a playoff team.

    Jets with or without Laine are a playoff team, you take Matthews off the leafs the last 2 years and we’re a lottery team again.
     
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    OV was a winger and that didn't stop him from being in the running for one of the best players in the league.
    Laine = Matthews ass of today. Till one can pull away from the other it will remain Laine =Matthews.
    And when it mattered the most .Laine 12 pts in the playoffs.Matthews had what?
    And no pathetic excuses.
     
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    The Jets also missed the playoffs in Laine's rookie season, so saying they are playoff team with or without him is not true.
     
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    I guarantee if someone was starting a franchise today and they could only pick between Matthews and Laine as their first choice, Matthews is always chosen because the fact he's an elite #1 centre.
     
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    Had they said that about OV with the exception of Sid we'd all still be laughing.
     
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    If anyone thinks Hughes is substantially better than Kakko they’re dead wrong.
     
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    Sadly Matthews> Laine imo. Ugh it hurts to say
     
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    please explain.
     
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    I like how casually people are trying to slip in "Laine is equal to Matthews... sooo uhhh"
     
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    Kakko is the weak link
     
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    Uhhh yeah?
     

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