More goals this year: McDavid or Laine?

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  1. varank

    varank Registered User

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    If you had to bet money on this, which player?
     
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    McDavid
     
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    Connor McDavid gets my vote.
     
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    When McDavid is with Draisaitl, it seems like he defers to him to be the goal scorer. With RNH being a pass first player and Rattie barely being an NHLer, I get McDavid takes on more of a goal scorers mentality. We saw it at the end of last season when he was close to a goal per game in the final 25 games. I also think McDavid likes to set personal goals for himself and with the a couple Art Rosses, Lindseys, and a Hart, he's likely eying the Richard now.
     
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    This is the one area where I give a slight edge to Laine. He's very young and could still break out goal scoring wise, as if he hadn't already scored enough last year.
     
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    Too close to call imo. So I'm going with the homer vote lol, Mcdavid it is.
     
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    Gotta go with McDavid if he says he is gonna improve on that aspect. He will likely win Richard this year.
     
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    McDavid for me. Laine has a tremendous shot but Connor is a scoring chance machine.
     
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    Lol, this is Laine until proven otherwise(McDavid is yet to score more goals than Laine in any season with more GP and MPG).
     
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    I'm in my 50's and have a harder shot than McDavid, Laine wins this hands down without injury.
     
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    Hardest shot =best goal scorer? How many goals separated them last year?
     
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    Nope, but Laine does have the better shot and has been the better goal scorer lol
     
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    McDavid

    I feel like this is going to be like Ovi vs Crosby. Ovechkin is obviously the better goal-scorer - but any given year no one is surprised if Crosby paces or tops Ovi for goals, because he has it in him to do so. I think McDavid will do the same. He'll probably score 30-40 most years, but he'll also get a couple of rockets and may even break 60 once or twice.
     
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    Laine is the safe bet.

    McDavid could score 55 goals and 60 assists or he could score 30 goals a 85 assists. There is going to be fluctuation just based on how much he shoots... he can be a goalscorer or a playmaker depending on the need.

    Laine will always be the primary goalscoring option in his line and in the powerplay. Thus his goal totals should be more consistent and the safer bet.
     
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    The Oilers PP is still garbage and McLellan is going to ride his setup to the grave. Laine will make up the difference there.
     
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    Depends on laines icetime...hopefully he gets more than last year or else it will be really close.
     
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    Sidney Crosby scored over 50 goals once and over 40 goals twice

    Ovechkin has scored over 50 goals 7 times
     
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    Laine until proven otherwise.
     
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    Connor McDavid wants the Rocket Richard. Connor McDavid will get the Rocket Richard.
     
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    You must have quite the shot
     
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    Laine easily.
     
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    I think for their careers Laine will be the superior goal scorer.... however, for this year I think McDavid is going to play like a man absolutely possessed after seeing the ineptitude of the team and management last year. Also, 50 is such held in such a high prestige for goal scorers I think McDavid will pot 50 this year. Sid's done it, Ovie has obviously done it.... I think there'll be some intrinsic motivation for him to achieve that
     
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    This to me all depends on McDavid's mindset and what he chooses to do. If he really is going into the season with a "score more goals" approach specifically, then I can't bet against him.
     
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    also Malkin! it would be a cool way to be part of a big 4 whom all share similar achievements
     
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