Who has the best "core 4" ?

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Who has the best core 4 in the NHL?

Poll closed Oct 19, 2018.
  1. Tampa Bay

    16.0%
  2. Pittsburgh

    32.0%
  3. Toronto

    24.2%
  4. Washington

    5.1%
  5. Boston

    6.6%
  6. Winnipeg

    2.3%
  7. Dallas

    3.5%
  8. L.A Kings

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Chicago

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Edmonton

    2.3%
  11. Philadelphia

    1.2%
  12. Colorado

    2.3%
  13. San Jose

    2.7%
  14. Other

    1.6%
  1. Economist

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    Kucherov, Stamkos, Hedman, Point.
    Malkin, Crosby, Kessel, Letang.
    Matthews, Tavares, Marner, Rielly
    Backstrom, Ovechkin, Kuznetsov, Carlson
    Bergeron, Marchand, Pastrňák, McAvoy.
    Scheifele, Wheeler, Laine, Trouba.
    Seguin, Benn, Radulov, Klingberg.
    Kopitar, Doughty, Carter, Kovalchuk.
    Toews, Kane, Saad, Keith.
    McDavid, Drai, RNH, Klefbom
    Giroux, Voracek, Couturier, Provorov
    Mackinnon, Rantanen, Landeskog, Barrie
    Karlsson, Burns, Pavelski, Couture
     
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    Which core has been the best to date? Pittsburgh and Chicago

    Which core would i take for the future? Toronto
     
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    This season? Pitts for me.
     
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    If you disregard contracts maybe Toronto by a nose over Tampa, Caps, Pens, if you include contracts Tampa comfortably.
     
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    Wouldn't Boston's be McAvoy rather than Krug?
     
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    I might agree. How far we looking into the future here?

    Do we consider cap hits?
     
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    Penguins and that is a VERY easy answer. Toronto, lol?

    Crosby>Matthews
    Malkin>Tavares
    Kessel>Marner
    Letang>Reilly
     
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    Very easy?

    I'm taking Matthews, Reilly over their counterparts at this point. The other two matchups are close as well.
     
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    Toronto for me.
     
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    Toronto has 2 guys on elcs and one signed for 5 million...

    Though due for huge raises :)
     
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    And those two guys are about to get huge paydays. So is Kucherov. Going by contracts on this type of poll is stupid.
     
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    Matthews is better than Crosby? The same Matthews who had 2 points in 7 playoff games last year, while Sid had 21 points in 12 games and won the two previous Conn Smythes? :laugh:

    I've never seen a guy praised so much for doing so little.
     
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    Sub DeBrincat for Saad
     
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    Yes it would be.
     
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    Next year I’d guess Toronto’s 4 will be at about $37M, Tampa’s at around $33M
     
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    O'Reilly, Tarasenko, Petro, Schwartz

    or sub /Schenn/Parayko
     
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    I like Tarasenko and Petro. I'm not sure O'Reilly or Schwartz will hold there own in this conversation.
     
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    To date: pens
    This season: caps/pens
    Future: leafs
     
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    Tampa. 3 elite players, 1 up and coming star.

    Would say that is followed by Pittsburgh then Toronto.
     
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    Still Pittsburgh until Crosby/Malkin really start slowing down due to age.
     
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    Homer vote aside, Ovi, Kuzy, Backstrom and Carlson gets my vote.
     
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    This is an interesting poll. By default, I'd pick the Leafs core four, but Winnipeg, Washington, and Tampa Bay has some excellent core pieces. I'd probably even sub out Point for Vasilevskiy; if I could do that, I'd probably go with Tampa Bay simply because of all the core four teams on this list, Tampa Bay is the only one with a prime franchise defenseman and prime aged forwards.

    Ranking out the top-five with the list we have now:

    1. Washington
    2. Tampa Bay
    3. Toronto
    4. Winnipeg
    5. Penguins
     
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    Tampa or Toronto
     
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    I remember the Toews, Kane, Hossa, Keith core was so elite from 2009-2015.

    Pittsburgh is the team from that era that is still top 3. They are the choice I am tempted to select.

    Washington's core 4 is also elite; they just won the cup.

    Matthews, Marner, Tavares, Rielly is very elite right now (they are all top 4 in scoring) but it's early and they will need to win cups.

    TB's Kucherov, Stamkos, Hedman, Point might be the answer; but they will need to win as well.

    The next two would be Boston and Winnipeg with Dallas right there as well.
     
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    Pitts past, Tampa current, Edmonton future
     

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