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How far can Auston Matthews carry an average team

Created by: SevenLeg
Initial Creation Date: Nov 23, 2020
Published: Nov 23, 2020 at 9:52
Team: 2020-21 Custom Team
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Reminder, this is not to bash Matthews or something, I did the same post with Brayden Point before
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Nov 23, 2020 at 9:54
#1
burn the pegulas
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here’s your answer...jack eichel and auston matthews are virtually the same player...how far does jack eichel carry his average team? not far. that would be the same with auston and this team.
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Nov 23, 2020 at 9:56
#2
Snake97
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as far as the toronto maple leafs, no where
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Nov 23, 2020 at 10:03
#3
StarWars addict here
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IMO this is solid, the only thing that worries me is having 2 very offense minded d-men. Replace JG with someone better at defense (Graves just to give an example) and I honestly believe they could do damage, like 2nd round.
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Nov 23, 2020 at 10:05
#4
Not JoshAnderson17
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Quoting: chloewoj
here’s your answer...jack eichel and auston matthews are virtually the same player...how far does jack eichel carry his average team? not far. that would be the same with auston and this team.


i mean BUF isn't average tbh
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Nov 23, 2020 at 10:06
#5
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Right now, he hasn't carried an elite offensive team past the 1st round. In 2-3 years I think he could potentially carry this team to a playoff berth.
Nov 23, 2020 at 10:06
#6
Go Hawks
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I think this team goes to the second round. I really don't know with this team. It's like the Sabres where they are expected to be good but it goes downhill after the first month. This is either boom or bust.
Nov 23, 2020 at 10:06
#7
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16-17 Leafs team was pretty average, so I guess that'd be the gauge.
Nov 23, 2020 at 10:07
#8
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Quoting: KakkoForMauriceRichardAward
IMO this is solid, the only thing that worries me is having 2 very offense minded d-men. Replace JG with someone better at defense (Graves just to give an example) and I honestly believe they could do damage, like 2nd round.



So you’re saying this team > Leafs? sarcasm
Nov 23, 2020 at 10:07
#9
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Quoting: MaxDomi13
i mean BUF isn't average tbh


Also, they aren't virtually the same player.
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Nov 23, 2020 at 10:08
#10
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Quoting: BStinson
So you’re saying this team > Leafs? sarcasm


This team is actually pretty decent, solid depth and a bunch of underrated players
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Nov 23, 2020 at 10:12
#11
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Quoting: HabsForEver
This team is actually pretty decent, solid depth and a bunch of underrated players

It’s okay, but TML’s roster isn’t just “okay”.
Nov 23, 2020 at 10:13
#12
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Quoting: chloewoj
here’s your answer...jack eichel and auston matthews are virtually the same player...how far does jack eichel carry his average team? not far. that would be the same with auston and this team.


they only became average as of this offseason - let's see how Jacky Boy does now.
Nov 23, 2020 at 10:19
#13
Jetsfan
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Probably to the playoffs and disappear...like the last few years
Nov 23, 2020 at 10:24
#14
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It's not basketball, you need help in the NHL. Even star players are only on the ice for roughly 1/3 of the game. Those are facts
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Nov 23, 2020 at 10:42
#15
Marincin for Norris
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Quoting: chloewoj
here’s your answer...jack eichel and auston matthews are virtually the same player...how far does jack eichel carry his average team? not far. that would be the same with auston and this team.


I could go on about how much better Matthews is than Eichel, but ya, this is about right. This team probably goes out of the playoffs in round one.
Nov 23, 2020 at 10:46
#16
Tea enthusiast
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He can’t carry the leafs
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Nov 23, 2020 at 11:07
#17
burn the pegulas
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Quoting: Saskleaf
I could go on about how much better Matthews is than Eichel, but ya, this is about right. This team probably goes out of the playoffs in round one.


go on about it then, i'd love to hear your thoughts...
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Nov 23, 2020 at 11:11
#18
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Quoting: chloewoj
here’s your answer...jack eichel and auston matthews are virtually the same player...how far does jack eichel carry his average team? not far. that would be the same with auston and this team.


Yeah, except one is significantly better at scoring goals and defence. Same player though
Nov 23, 2020 at 11:16
#19
Hockey IQ
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no further than he's carried "his" top-heavy offensive juggernaut that can't win come playoffs....
Nov 23, 2020 at 11:17
#20
Marincin for Norris
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Quoting: chloewoj
go on about it then, i'd love to hear your thoughts...


Well, Matthews
Quoting: JaredOfLondon
Yeah, except one is significantly better at scoring goals and defence. Same player though


I was about to say this, so I thought it would be easier to quote this post than repeat it. This is exactly my thoughts.
Nov 23, 2020 at 11:17
#21
Marincin for Norris
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Quoting: chloewoj
go on about it then, i'd love to hear your thoughts...


Well, Matthews
Quoting: JaredOfLondon
Yeah, except one is significantly better at scoring goals and defence. Same player though


I was about to say this, so I thought it would be easier to quote this post than repeat it. This is exactly my thoughts.
Nov 23, 2020 at 11:28
#22
burn the pegulas
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Quoting: JaredOfLondon
Yeah, except one is significantly better at scoring goals and defence. Same player though


they're at the same level defense wise...yes, auston matthews is a better goal scorer but jack eichel is a better playmaker
Nov 23, 2020 at 11:31
#23
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Quoting: chloewoj
they're at the same level defense wise...yes, auston matthews is a better goal scorer but jack eichel is a better playmaker


No they arnt. Matthews is much better and is, at worst an equal playmaker wise, hes probably better at that too since he doesn't rely on secondary assists nearly as much to boost his totals than jack does
Nov 23, 2020 at 11:35
#24
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Quoting: BStinson
It’s okay, but TML’s roster isn’t just “okay”.


I honestly don't think Toronto's team is built the right way, but both of these teams are competitive
Nov 23, 2020 at 12:22
#25
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Quoting: JaredOfLondon
No they arnt. Matthews is much better and is, at worst an equal playmaker wise, hes probably better at that too since he doesn't rely on secondary assists nearly as much to boost his totals than jack does


I think we can all agree Eichel is the better playmaker Matthews is the better goal scorer. This shouldn’t be an argument.
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