Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by Caesar Rex, Oct 18, 2018.
In the same tier as Matthews and Laine
but never gets the respek
He's definitely underrated. It's really annoying that people dismissed him as a product of Mackinnon last year.
Yeah it was pretty much all Mackinnon last season.
Probably opens up a few eyes this season.
Matthews is clearly more underrated, i mean sure, he never even reached 70 points or helped his team win a play off series but surely he is the best or second best player in the league.
Rantanen is ok i guess.
I said two years ago that he will be Voracek but better at everything and i still stand by that.
He's elite. No other way about it.
If he hasn't made people realize that yet, I'm not sure what else he'll need to do.
nope he sucks, pay no attention to him.
Yup. He's seen as MacKinnon's sidekick but honestly? He's just as good. And better so far this season.
Two franchise forwards on our hands.
He's been Avs' best forward so far, getting stronger on his skates and a bit faster really makes him hard to contain.
He is extremely underrated
Voraceks definitely a better rush player but Rantanen’s probably better at everything else at this point
Btw: 3 point behind the league lead in points with 1 game in hand!
He might be the best Right Winger in the game right now. He gives Kane a run for his money for sure.
"not today little boy" - rantanen while scoring his one handed empty netter tonight, probably
He does seem to have hit another level this season. And he was excellent last year. But he's figured out he's 6'4, 215, he's worked on his strength on his skates, and so he's realized he can go out there and use his size to bully guys. Watching him throw his shoulder into guys coming in to hit him on the boards and just toss them off is awesome.
Makes a thread that a player is underrated and proceeds to overrate him in the opening post. Rare feat for sure.
The chemistry between him and MacK is crazy, that's a great line.
Elite. Easily better than Laine at this point
He is very underrated, when you score over a ppg over a full season like he did last season you are a damn good player no matter who you play with.
So...Rantanen or Nylander?
Considering how many were calling for regression or calling him overrated this offseason, yeah, underrated. Not in the Matthews/Laine/MacKinnon tier though. Just having a red hot start.
ahhaha says the leafs fan
Honestly can't find much of a weakness for him right now. You can't even say he doesn't play physical anymore, he can flat out rough up people.
He’s pretty ridiculous. Colorado’s best skater (Varlamov is the best “player”) so far this year.
We'll he's definitely no Nylander or Marner. Pretty good for MacK's chauffeur.
hes's definitely in that tier.
he just didn't have the pre draft hype of those guys. if he was drafted 1 or 2 overall he wouldn't be so underrated
I mean right now/last season he's easily better than Laine, no to the 2nd.
& it really isn't a rare feat, pretty regular thing over the last few weeks here.
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