Discussion in 'Polls - (hockey-related only)' started by A Loyal Dog, Feb 8, 2019.
Who would you take for now & future?
Both are going amazing player in this league no doubt about that. But Kotkaniemi is just the real deal there. Amazing hockey IQ, good at defensive zone, great shot, amazing hands, he got everything to be a elite C.
Both are great young talents. Svechnikov was all over the place last period against sabres. If he plays with that kind of intensity most of his games he is going to be special. Kotkaniemi have been on fire lately. His IQ and his composure is incredible for 18 year old player. Hard to say at this point who is going to be better. Kotkaniemi is having more consistent season but both are still adjusting.
Kotkaniemi is more 18 than Svech. Can’t teach age and what was Svech doing at 18? JK will always be ahead because he’s doing it younger.
Svech has been playing with plumbers all season. Get this guy with come skill and his production will go through the roof.
Kotkaniemi has been playing mostly 3rd line minutes as well with guys like Lehkonen, Armia, Byron and Agostino. Both have an elite skillset and are still just getting their feet wet in the NHL. It's a coin toss right now.
Still a toss up. I expect both to explode in the next couple of seasons.
They play pretty different games though, so its hard to compare them.
They both have similar points, EV points, total TOI/gp, PP TOI/gp. No idea who plays with better players, but it's a toss up and could go either way going forward.
Svechnikov for me.
Who knows. I'm just glad we have one of them tbh
Linemates thing really doesn't work here.
Kotkas biggest strenght is his smarts and he too will (most likely) start to produce at a lot higher rate when he gets to play with high end players, or better players.
Meant to vote Svechnikov. Better fit for the Nucks but without EP I would take Kotki.
I would've destroyed both of these ''Punks''
Svech, not close.
I had Svech by a mile before the draft. I probably still side with Schech, but Kotkaniemi has been extremely impressive.
Svech will be better but the Avs have a huge need for a 2c so position closes the gap for the Avs.
I would pick Kotkaniemi for several reasons.
First of all, his trajectory has been great. He's improved throughout the season and even considering his pre-draft season, he's had a sharper trajectory. Second, he's a center. Third, he in my opinion displays a higher upside than Svechnikov with real franchise C potential.
Armia's such a beast, man. So is Lehkonen. Really carrying that Kotkaniemi dude.
Kotkaniemi. Just great trajectory. Only 18. Finnish. Plays for the greatest team in hockey history.
You're probably correct, but if we had the center depth of Pettersson, Horvat and Kotkaniemi. my god...
Kotka. Probably biased.
Not after June 21 they won't.
Lets hope haha.
At this point it depends on what your team needs... Habs still pick kotka at #3 and Canes Svech at #4 regardless of what happens... Maybe the Canes have trouble deciding between Tkachuk and Svech, but I still believe they don't change their pick.
Teams that are already set with 1-2 centers will pick Svech... Teams that lack centers will pick Kotka. I'd pick both and cry of joy.
The fact this is a legitimate question at this stage makes me very happy Habs fan.
Asa leafs fan. Kotka won me over early on in pre season and more so throughout the year watching him play.
Kotka pretty easily in my mind. He's just so damn smart and has a high end skillset. I think kotka is gonna be a top 15 c and maybe even top 10 it's early in his career but sky's the limit.
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