Who's a better player Kucherov or Drai? ignore position

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Whos better

  1. Easily Kuch

    52.8%
  2. Easily Drai

    24.6%
  3. Too close

    22.6%
  1. apollo18 Registered User

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    Who do you think is the better hockey player? Kuch or Dra? ignore positions

    i am going to be flamed for this but i do not think drai is a top 3 player in the chel, I would say hes top 10 for sure but hes definitely inflated due to mcdavid
    Players easily ahead imo:
    McD, MacK, Kuch, Marner, Rantanen, Matthews, Schiefele, Crosby, Kane, Maybe Marchand, etc

    i wanted to see what yall think for the 3rd spot, is it kuch or dra
     
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    I mean kind of weird with the “easily” added.

    I voted Draisaitl but I wouldn’t say “easily.”
     
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    Why would you ignore positions?
     
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    It’s tough. Somewhat similar peaks but I would probably lean Kuch purely due to how dominant he has been in the playoffs.
     
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    Man, this is tough.

    Voted too close to call.

    Drai to me is second best player in the league, but Kuch's playoff resume is something cant be ignored + 128 point season.
     
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    Not easy either way... two very different styles. I would give Dri the edge in size and position (he is also younger) and Kuch in skill. Overall the edge to Dri but that could change by next year. Also you cannot discount Dri without also also discounting Kuch with all that skill on Tampa. Kuchs style would be more aligned with a McDavid, McKinnon, Kane, Marner, Scheifele even Point - players that more rely on skill rather then their size and physical gifts. The way Dri uses his body to protect the puck is one of the best in the NHL, the guys is a beast in the corners.
     
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    Went with Draisaitl. I think Draisaitl would have a peak higher than 128 points if he played on Tampa.

    Over the past 3 years, Draisaitl’s production rivals McDavids, and blows away the rest of the competition.
     
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    Can't really measure Kucherov against anyone without talking about playoffs, and that makes close cases pretty hard to assess.

    Kucherov is 27 (almost 28) and already TB's all time leading playoff scorer.
     
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    Drai, but not easily.
     
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    I homer voted Draisaitl but it’s not “easily” for either player. Very close.
     
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    I don't like the "easily" that's added... so i refuse to vote!
     
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    I don’t think Draisaitl's position matters too much anyway as he's not good defensively and I don't think he offers any more in transition in terms of driving play either. Both are elite mainly due to their ability within the offensive zone and both are great passers and finishers. I might give Kucherov the edge due to his playoff performances but it's pretty close.
     
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    I don't even think Kuch would put up the points Drai does if they switch teams.
    drai for me.
     
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    It's not easily, but Kucherov
     
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    put draisaityl on tbay and he easily becomes the fave this poll . mean while kuchy on the oil with only one person helping him has way fewer points
     
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    Not even Kucherov can carry Edmonton when McDavid is so bad in the playoffs.
     
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    You think Schiefele, Marner, Rantanen and Marchand are better than Drai? Huh?
     
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    I'd say Schiefele is likely better than Mitchel Marner
     
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    Give me Drai, overall ability, plus face offs
     
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    Bro, what
     
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    It's Drai "quite easily" as per poll choices. However in reality it's very close but still Drai.
     
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    Draisaitl. More complete player, more important position (which shouldn’t be ignored), and just a better overall player.

    It’s close though, the poll answers are kind of dumb. Both guys are top 5 forwards in the NHL.
     
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    Kucherov by a hair, but it's basically a toss up.
     
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    poll speaks for itself
     
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    Kuch
     

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