Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by SpinningEdge, Jul 25, 2019.
You guys are talking about the Laine that had 30 goals in 82 games, right? Same guy?
Draisaitl I think
Yeah the 21 year old who has 110 goals in his first three seasons. The same guy who was the Jets' best forward in the playoffs.
I'm sometimes amazed who quickly people give up on players. Just look at Ovie. He was expected to start declining like eight years ago but has won the Rocket almost every year since. His overall play has also been criticized but he got his act together and started to play defense and won the cup in. In his thirties. Laine is 21.
Tavares, Kakko, Kane, Pastrnak, Gaudreau, Mackinnon, McDavid, Draisaitl, Matthews, Kucherov and a couple others should all be in contention.
I nominate olofsson to be the surprise
20-25 goal scorer.
No they’re talking about the guy who had seven goals in his last 57 games. Eight of those 30 goals were against Jake Allen and the Canucks in two different games. Who was the other goalie he scored either four or five on in November, I forget, because then that’s nearly half his goals in those three games, lol.
I just don’t get how a guy as talented as him “offensively” can be on one of the highest scoring teams, (yes he does play with great players) hlals his goals the last 2-3 years have come on the powerplay with guys who manage over
75 pts every year seemingly like wheeler and scheifele. Yet never had a high assist total and yeah just 50 pts in a full season, if he played lower he played his way down there but usually
He’s a top six forward. Yeah...he was “hurt”, I want to know how much his agent payed for that article to be published. Everyone has aches in the NHL, if he was so hurt he didn’t need to play every game last year, especially with the jets spot essentially locked up.
I think if the Avs are very good this year, MacKinnon will top 50.
Laine isn't talented offensively. There you go.
he’s had his struggles but that’s a bit harsh
Toughen up then.
calling someone who’s scored 44 goals in a season and 5 goals in a game at his age “not talented offensively” is ridiculous
I agree with your logic, but he plays on a team with a solid PMD, two solid scoring lines, his health hasn't been an issue to date, his team is healthy, his team didn't play too much last year and he's always been a very driven player.
I don't think you'd make as much money betting on Ovechkin in Vegas as you suspect.
Im super high on kakko but even i think that it is too early to say if he is of rocket material. Good on you for daring tho.
Ovi is the favourite.
Laine is still the challenger
Everyone else is a dark horse.
The guy has won 6/7 but some people still trying to give some bs reasons for the field
Every year I'm surprised that OV does it again. Would love to see him do it this year too.
I do not know why Laine would be regarded as having a higher chance than McDavid, Draisaitl, Matthews, Kane, Kucherov, or probably like 10 other players.
I wont bet against Ovechkin.
Ovi is more likely than any other player to win it... yet the field is more likely than Ovi.
Yeah but that was Alex Ovechkin, not Patrik Laine.
Will he or Maurice have left the jets?
I think after last season things have changed a bit. Laine was the challenger, now there's many more.
Laine has to change his style significantly from last season to even be in the race.
This. How is Laine the challenger and everyone else a dark horse? McD is more of a passer than finisher (yes I know he had 40) but if he’s healthy I’d have AM as the next best odds. Still it’s hard to bet against Ovechkin.
Laine is the challenger? Really? Not the dozens of guys who outscored Laine this past season?
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