Matthews/Laine vs Ovechkin/Malkin

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Which top 1 & 2 draft combos will have more combined career goals?

  1. Matthews/Laine

    17.2%
  2. Ovechkin/Malkin

    82.8%
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  1. Slapshot Sultan

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    What do you think? Can the 2016 picks beat the 2004 picks by the end of their careers?

    And what do you think the totals will be?
     
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    Kelly It was 4-1.

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    Hard to vote against the best goal scorer ever here.....
     
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    OV and Geno I reckon.
     
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    Ovechkin and Malkin were both 20 when they entered the League. Before turning 20 Matthews and Laine had a combined 120 career goal head start. And when you factor in that Malkin will be the worst goal scorer out of these 4 guys, it will be Matthews and Laine with more goals quite easily!
     
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    AlexBrovechkin8 Playoff chokers, they said.

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    Do Laine and and Matthews get parts of their prime stolen by lockouts?
     
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    Ovechkin has been too consistently dominant in a higher scoring era to vote against. Although Matthews & Laine are both better goal scorers than Malkin.
     
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    Ovechkin will end up tiers above anyone else here and Malkin propably won't end up far behind either of those 2 (if any) so this won't be close.
     
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    At this point I think OV is going to hit closer to 800 than 750. Geno is probably 500-550 guy at the very least. I could see them combining anywhere from 1250 to 1350 goals. Just don't see Laine and Matthews both as future 600+ scorers.
     
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    Kind of a dumb poll. It should be 100% Ovy and Malkin.
     
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    8 and 71 not close
     
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    Laine maybe, but if Matthews will be a better goal scorer, i wouldn't bet on it.
     
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    Looks like Matthews and Laine get no respect in this thread. Yeah Ovechkin is great, but Malkin isn't anything special when it comes to scoring goals. Dude has only had 3 good goal scoring seasons after 12 seasons in the NHL.
     
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    Geno is one of the better scorers of his generation.
     
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    You’re massively overrating Laine and Matthews if you think Malkin isn’t anything special.
     
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    Well besides Ovechkin, it's been a terrible generation of goal scorers. After his first 2 seasons in the League Malkin was 6th in goals while only missing 4 games. Laine and Matthews were 2nd and 6th while being younger and both missing more time. Both Laine and Matthews are shaping up to become clearly better goal scorers than Malkin.

    I mean Laine and Matthews would need to average 29 goals per season for the next 10 years to be as bad as Malkin. And then Laine would still be 2 years younger and Matthews 1 year younger than Malkin right now.
     
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    Matthews and Laine so far hasn't scored less than 34 goals in a season. And personally I don't see either of them scoring less than 34 goals per season for the next 10 years. Malkin has managed to score less than 34 goals 8 times out of 12. Malkin has a few really good seasons but he's got way too many seasons when he's been a letdown.
     
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    Anything can happen and Matthews & Laine are special scorers. Both could easily pass Malkin. I just don't think it'll be by enough to offset the margin OV brings.
     
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    I think you’re confusing letdown with injured.
    Malkin’s goals per game is excellent and the odds of either player coming close to Ovi who is still winning Rockets at his age are basically zero.
     
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    Matthews won't be a better goal scorer than Malkin? Not sure if you really believe that or just trolling?
     
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    Who said that or are you trolling again trying to get a reaction?
     
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    Voted Ovechkin and Malkin for this thread because of Ovechkin obviously.
     
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    Well Matthews and Laine will most likely lose one of their best seasons to a lockout so that will keep them back a bit. And Laine's skating is another big question mark. Worst case scenario for Laine and he's pretty much done at 31-32 by becomming too slow. But that 120 goal head start will be huge if both Matthews and Laine stay in the League as long as Ovechkin and Malkin does...
     
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    So you voted for something that wasn’t an option then.
    ;)
     
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    Well we're talking about actual goals here and not goals per game. Plus Laine has a 80 goal head start on Ovechkin so there's a very good chance he could be close to Oveckins career numbers if he plays to the same age as Ovechkin does.
     
  25. CantLoseWithMatthews

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    You liked the post about it
     
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