GDT: Toronto Maple Leafs Vs Detroit Red Wings | 7:30PM | Zero Star GDT

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  1. KJoe88

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    Great retort. You’re unbearable.

    Everything HIFE said is truth.

    But everyone is afraid to say it. Matthews isn’t that much better than Larkin.

    Can’t wait for Wings fans to be disappointed when Larkin is putting 80P up while having a good team. We’ll see how much separation there is then.
     
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  2. Fire Ken Holland

    Fire Ken Holland into outer space

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    This is just little brother type "me too" reasoning. Larkin is not on Matthews' level. He doesn't have the skillset. It's fine if he's your favorite player, but it doesn't make him the best one just because you like him the most.
     
  3. KJoe88

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    He’s not even my favorite player lol. I love him, though.

    But it’s astonishing to me how much disrespect he gets.
     
  4. kliq

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    I remember he had one last year, but it was like off someone's leg or something. Very fluky.
     
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    I dont think anyone said he was. The exact quote that started all this was:

    So for you to respond that Larkin is not on Mattthews level is a little redundant, nobody said this. The closest comment was:

    @Fire Ken Holland While I don't necessarily agree with this statement by @KJoe88 , you're clearing making a straw man argument against them.
     
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    I'm no doctor
     
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  7. Fire Ken Holland

    Fire Ken Holland into outer space

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    I was responding to this:
    It's not very close to being true. My point stands. You can't just wish a player to superstardom just because he's your guy.
     
  8. TheMule93

    TheMule93 On a mule rides the swindler

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    I don't see Larkin get any disrespect at all. You're dreaming.
     
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    I put this way . Larkin has Better value than Matthews
     
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  10. KJoe88

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    I’m not dreaming. I’m realistic.

    All of the games against the TML Larkin has outplayed and taken over this season. Especially the last two.

    Not recognizing Larkin being better and/or showing he can hang is disrespectful. He’s been on par
     
  11. Fil Larkmanthanasiou

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    It woild be good for the tank but I hope Larkin's injury isn't serious.
     
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    On a plane last night.

    Cholowski play any better? His numbers looks like he was sheltered alot.
     
  13. TheMule93

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    Leafs should give Morgan reiley the captaincy so they have a captain Morgan
     
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    Thank you, Red Kelly, for being a great Detroit Red Wing and having a career that would one day lead to a lengthy jersey retirement ceremony that would rile Leafs fans. Epic troll decades in the making.
     
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    They still never say Larkin is better like you imply.
     
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    Auston Matthews looks like he's on the Kessel diet. Smart player with an incredible shot, but I don't know he's much of an athlete. Ah, he'll be fine.
     
  17. TheMule93

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    He's an incredible athlete, as is Kessel. Pure muscle.
     
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    Fyi, you need to go to New York city to yell at Bettman.
     
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    mantha39 End of an era

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    Didn't mean to cause a ruckus... Matthews is most definitely "better" than Larkin. But, I have an inseparable love with Larkin so my homerism will often shine through.
     
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    Yeah exactly, people take it way too seriously lol
     
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    Larkin is not a Mathews level talent, but I haven't seen a player since Stevie with such an undeniable will to get better and win. What is remarkable about Larkin is that he has pretty solid physical tools. Obviously the blazing speed, his strength is getting better, and he has a solid shot. Where he is growing is in determination and vision, which means he really has the ability to just continuously get better. Sort of the opposite of Z lol. Z had great vision and drive but never really had great physical attributes. I really think Larks can be a true number 1, build a team around, kind of center. He'll never be as naturally talented as guys like Mathews and McDavid, but he does have the potential to be very special. I can't wait to see this guy storm into the playoffs in a couple of years.
     
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    I dunno, I love Larkin, the guy is the heart and soul of the team. I would give him the C right now, I'm actually kinda surprised they haven't yet, I guess it will give the team some news in August when it's quiet. I see Larkin as a point per game good 2-way center for many years.

    While I also agree that Larkin at 6 mil is better than Matthews at 11 or 12, Matthews has a higher ceiling, and is unquestionably the better player.
     
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    jkutswings WTB defense

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    Feels good to win against the Leafs. Here in Canada, they talk about half of the sport shows (TSN and Sportsnet) about the Leafs and the other half is all other sports combined.

    Feels good to shut them up. :popcorn::thumbu:
     
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    Saying Larkin isn't as good as Matthews isn't disrespect. Matthews is an incredible player.
     

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