McDavid & Draisaitl vs Matthews & W. Nylander

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  1. crossbownerf

    crossbownerf Registered User

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    The Edmonton duo makes a combined 21 mill.

    Lets assule that Matthews next contract is 10 & Nylanders 7.5 mill (17.5)

    Which duo would you rather have going forward? Which duo has the better cap hit relative to guestimated future accomplishments?

    Those extra 3.5 mill that Toronto can spend, could be really important for a contending team.

    Didn't include Marner for obvious reasons.

    Am I perhaps underestimating what the MLs duo will be paid?
     
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    HFNYR trademarked "McD" in 2012.

    Don't make me get our lawyer.
     
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    Pick and choosy stats, but McDavid had more assist than Matthews had points this year,

    I think that quantifies 3 million and change of higher salary cap.

    But I could also in the same breath say Matthews scored as many goals in a season as 97's career.

    Draisatl's main intangible that makes him valuable to the Oilers and worth paying 21 million for is,

    allowing a 1/2 punch that allows either him or McDavid to avoid checking lines and one of them to produce.

    cap%:value ratio for each team is close in my opinion. (A little closer than Oilers fans would like to think)

    Jk I thought too much into this, yeah take the better player like guys below said.
     
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    If they're only 3.5M apart, pretty easily take McDavid.
     
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    Take the best player. 3.5 isn't a big difference.
     
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    Please tell me no one refers to Auston Matthews as ''Math''.....

    Disregarding the nicknames I'll pick the duo with McDavid if Toronto does end up signing those two for 17.5.
     
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    I'll take the most productive duo in the league.
     
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    How do you know that will be the case the upcoming 8 years though, or even this upcoming season? :)
     
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    I would take McDavid/Draisaitl anyday. We got two top notch centers and their production curve is on the rise. Shut up and take my money.
     
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    I'll take McDavid and whoever.
     
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    Having McDavid is worth that extra 3.5 million.

    Jets are getting their duo for about 14M, that's something.
     
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    McDavid recently won a poll against Matthews and Nylander... alone. You should add Marner here to make it interesting.
     
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    BernieParent Trying to be less wrong every day.

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    True, it will only cause division.

    I would select McDavid / Draisatl, as well, but I think it's closer than the general opinion here so far. $3.5 million is nothing to sneeze at, especially considering how top-heavy the cap structure will be for each team.
     
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    This made me cringe as well
     
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    Ha ha. Well done.
     
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    Oilers duo quite easily.
     
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    Add all our Rookies from last year!

    McDavid is the king, and justifiably so.

    Have at it:

    Matthews + Eichel + Laine
    Vs
    McDavid + Strome + Marner
     
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    I'd take McDavid + David Clarkson if that's what it took to get McDavid.
     
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    The whole OP is flawed because we don't know what the two Leaf players will be making yet. Might be less than $3.5M or might be more.

    Either way I'd still take the two Edmonton players.
     
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    Give me the Oilers duo. Mcdavid is Mcdavid and Drai's better than Matthews if you ask me.
     
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    Calling Matthews math is poisoning the well
     
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    I'm a big Oilers/Draisaitl fan but I don't think this is true. Although I don't think Matthews is light years ahead of Draisaitl right now, you cannot argue against his goal scoring production in his rookie year. Drai has more NHL experience. Wait another year...both will take it up another level, but I expect Matthews will probably widen the gap between him and Draisaitl.
     
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    At this point I'm just happy that the Leafs finally have some elite young talent to build around following the years of dismal management under Burke, Nonis et al. I'm sure Oilers fans are pretty happy that their years of disappointment are also finally behind them and they have an incredibly bright future ahead of them. It's a wonderful time to a fan of either team right now.
     
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    I'll take the two better players.
     
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    The real question is ....

    McDavid + Drai + pool party

    Vs

    Math (lol) + Nylander + Marner

    I still take Edmonton
     

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