Mikael Granlund vs Brendan Gallagher

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Who is the better player currently?

  1. Mikael Granlund

    82.3%
  2. Brendan Gallagher

    17.7%
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  1. Digitalbooya

    Digitalbooya Osiecki death stare

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    Who is the better player currently?
     
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    Granlund.
     
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    Homer voting Granny. But at the same from neutral point of view - I voted for Granny.
     
  4. DominicBoltsFan

    DominicBoltsFan what the heck

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    I always forget about Granlund. Crazy that he quietly had a 69 point season
     
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    Granlund may be the most skilled player, but I would say Gallagher has more value. Granlund is UFA in 2 years and makes $5.75M while the Gallagher is UFA in 3 years and makes $3.75M. Also Gallagher is the better goal scorer, is a leader in the room and also plays an agitator role.

    So basically intangibles, better goal scoring abilities and better contract > Better skills
     
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    Granlund’s career high in assists is 46. Gallagher has only ever scored that many POINTS in a season twice.
     
  8. DominicBoltsFan

    DominicBoltsFan what the heck

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    Or gallagher’s Very tangible possession dominance despite tough minutes and elite scoring chance generation
     
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    Poll is not about trade value
     
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    Yep. Contracts have nothing to do with it. It's not asking who has more value, or which one you'd want on your team. It's asking for who is "better currently." So we're comparing on-ice contributions, plus maybe some leadership. Contracts, age, past performance, and future projections are out of it.
     
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    Granlund is obviously a much better player than Gallagher.
     
  12. Regal

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    Granlund has also only scored that many points in a season twice
     
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    This is one of those comparisons where Granlund is the better player in a vacuum due to his overall offensive advantage, but Gallagher has the type of game you really want on your team if you already have decent skill. For a team like the Wild, I would keep Granlund, but for a team like the Pens or Bolts I would take Gallagher
     
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    If we are comparing some rookie with ELC to a player with an actual contract, I agree. Otherwise I think contracts should ABSOLUTELY be taken into consideration when we are discussing player A vs player B.
     
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    Surprise surprise: if you compare dynamic shoot-first winger's scoring chance stats to sneaky pass-first playmaker's stats, there's a possibility that first one mentioned looks better.

    Since Granlund was transferred from center to winger - happened in 15/16 playoffs - he's been on a whole nother level as a hockey player. And since then he's been playing in a shutdown role with 41,02% zone starts at even strength. That's second lowest of all Minnesota forwards. Despite that he has
    CF% 49,21
    Rel CF% +1,23
    GF% 58,25
    xGF% 57,82(!).
    69 and 67 points seasons.

    You could argue who's the better 5vs5 player but Granlund is absolutely better on special teams, both PP and PK (which Gallagher has never played). These things matter also when you compare who's the better player.
     
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    The poll specifically asks "who is the better player?" Explain to me how someone's price tag directly effects their skill at hockey.
     
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    Dominicboltsfan. What the f are you, the Specialist of every finnish player? And you are still a school boy. Granlund is very easily better than his counterparts in this.
     
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    Granlund is better by every conceivable measurment. He has consecutive 65 pt seasons, is PPG this year, received Selke votes last year and plays a two-way game equal to Gallagher. Its not even f****** close.
     
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    voted for Granlund thinking it was Vancouver's Markus (better Granlund brother)

    can you switch it to Gallagher
     
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    Lopsided result.
     
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