McDavid & Laine vs Eichel & Matthews?

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  1. darcyRegier

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    East vs West
    Which conference has the better combo?
    Which combo will finish their careers with more cups?

    IMO it's:
    1.) McDavid
    2.) Eichel/Matthews (interchangeable)
    4.) Laine

    Which makes for an interesting debate...
     
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    McDavid>>Laine>Eichel/Matthews
     
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    Not really an interesting debate. Matthews/Eichel/Laine can be debated, McDavid's spot is obvious. So it's obviously the McDavid side.
     
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    McDavid (115 point player in his prime, wouldn't be shocked if he got 125 but I'm being a bit conservative)>>Jeichel (100 point player in his prime, maybe more as well)>>Matthews (The best defensively by quite a bit, 85 point player in his prime, I really can't see more than that, I don't see a 100 point player or even a 90 point guy. Selke caliber)>Laine (50 goal, 90-95 point guy, good defensively, Matthews is better though at defense and controlling a game, also C>>>>W.) Thats my predictions. It's close but I think I may go with Jeichel and Matthews. That C depth is almost a guaranteed cup imo with an average group around them. I do feel like we get this thread a few times a month lol. The point totals are if things progress like they should for the players, and that's them in their primes, this is assuming no injuries or whatever.
     
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    McDavid and Laine
     
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    McDavid and Laine of course. MDavids speed and playmaking with Laine's shot and goalscoring instinct would be a deadly combination.
     
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    Eichel, Laine, and Matthews are all around the same level while McDavid is obviously another tier above. Easy choice.
     
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    yeah sure. Laine is better than the guy who just crushed him in calder voting.

    Mcdavid > Matthews > Eichel > Laine

    when Laine learns to play C, he gets bumped up a notch
     
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    After this poll is closed, how about we try a poll between the two #1 picks from '15 & '16 vs the two #2 picks from '15 & '16. That seems like an interesting debate, right?
     
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    DominicBoltsFan what the heck

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    McDavid>Matthews
    Laine>Eichel


    this was easy
     
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    Laine and McDavid quite easily. You just can't pass the opportunity of having the best playmaker feeding the best goalscorer in the league.
     
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    You could have this poll as McDavid + any of the 3 vs. the other 2 and they would win. McDavid is a step above the rest, and the other 3 are all close enough to at least debate (all being absolutely elite young talent).

    At the end of the day

    McDavid+ Laine > Eichel+Matthews
    McDavid+Eichel > Matthews+Laine
    McDavid+Matthews > Eichel+Laine
     
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    Imagine thinking a player is any lesser because of the position he plays.
     
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    The gap between McDavid and anyone else here is bigger than any gap between the non-McDavid's.
     
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    If you have 2 identical players to choose from but 1 is a C and the other a W, you take the C every time. That is facts.

    McDavid wins this poll for his side though.
     
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    Not true in this situation, Laine> Matthews.
     
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    Not true as per Calder voting
     
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    Laine's injury had a big impact on voting as well.

    Matthews and Laine were nearly neck and neck the entire year so it's still up in the air who is the better player. Matthews scored 40 goals as a 19 year old while Laine put up 36 goals in 73 games as an 18 year old.
     
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    Maybe he shouldn't skate through the middle with his head down then?
     
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    Voting by the media is your rebuttal? Lol. They flopped so many times that it is a very questionable source you're bringing here.
     
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    That injury definately had an some effect on Laine but let's not take anything away from Matthews and his last season, especially his last games point streak was something Laine couldn't pull off, mostly because he was physically more raw than Matthews but still the point stands where Matthews was the more deserving for the Calder.

    If Laine continues to be as effective player as he was in his draft year and keeps carrying his team into success like P. Kane did for the Hawks previously, who can really say Laine isn't as important player as the center of his team is?

    Time will tell how things go but right now it's not fair to say Laine will be the lesser player of Eichel and Matthews just because he doesn't play center.

    I think you should stop with the insecure replies. You can do better.
     
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    Lopsided poll in favour of McDavid & Laine: 96% to 4% (47-2). Thread is starting to go as well as most threads involving Matthews and Laine do as well.

    Closed.
     
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