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Jack Hughes or Elias Pettersson

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Aug. 12 at 3:27 p.m.
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Edited Aug. 12 at 3:39 p.m.
Credit to resident poll-man @Knuckl3s for the format

** This poll is related to Jack Hughes 1st overall draft pick in 2019 vs Elias Pettersson 5th overall draft pick in 2017. Not the guys with the same names drafted in 2022.
Aug. 12 at 3:31 p.m.
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mmm... Bratt
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Further reading on this non-divisive topic from page 43 and onward, enjoy.
https://www.capfriendly.com/forums/thread/625628
Aug. 12 at 3:33 p.m.
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Hughes.
Aug. 12 at 3:35 p.m.
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Here are their stats:

Jack Hughes vs Elias Pettersson
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Aug. 12 at 3:40 p.m.
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Better player right now is Pettersson, no contest. Higher ceiling (and thus the player I'd take for the future) is Hughes, but he's not there yet.
Aug. 12 at 4:08 p.m.
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No dog in the fight:

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Aug. 12 at 4:09 p.m.
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ugh
Aug. 12 at 4:09 p.m.
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lol I'm done
Aug. 12 at 6:48 p.m.
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You're welcome
Aug. 12 at 7:28 p.m.
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I will never understand the love affair with Jack Hughes
Aug. 12 at 8:31 p.m.
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hughes is gonna leave the canucks behind in the dust.
Aug. 12 at 9:19 p.m.
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Depends if you value potential or talent right now more, Petey’s better now but Hughes is the guy I’d take 5 years from now ( if I had to choose now )
Aug. 14 at 11:33 p.m.
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Quoting: DirtyDangle
hughes is gonna leave the canucks behind in the dust.


You didn't specify which one
Aug. 15 at 10:43 p.m.
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Can say the Hughes was the better player after this past season, but long-term, I see Pettersson as ultimately being the better player long-term as Hughes doesn't have the same level of defensive consciousness that Pettersson does. I also expect both players to score at about the same rate over their respective careers
Aug. 16 at 2:38 p.m.
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Hughes has already passed Pettersson.

NHL.com article discusses the top centers in league in 3 years.

Here are the guys they listed:

McDavid
Matthews
Hughes <--him
MacKinnon
Barkov
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Aug. 16 at 3:09 p.m.
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hot take: I could see Hughes being a top 5 center someday. Hughes any day of the week.
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Aug. 16 at 4:56 p.m.
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Hughes has already passed Pettersson.

NHL.com article discusses the top centers in league in 3 years.

Here are the guys they listed:

McDavid
Matthews
Hughes <--him
MacKinnon
Barkov


And nobody ever comes up with any sort of argument or rationale as to how Hughes is better than him
Aug. 16 at 4:56 p.m.
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Quoting: gary_gobbler
hot take: I could see Hughes being a top 5 center someday. Hughes any day of the week.


Pettersson is better defensively
Aug. 16 at 5:06 p.m.
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And nobody ever comes up with any sort of argument or rationale as to how Hughes is better than him


It took Hughes 30 seconds and two laps around the black box to produce a mini-Jack Hughes. EP couldn’t deliver a mini-Elias Pettersson until the draft.
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Aug. 16 at 5:27 p.m.
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Pettersson is better defensively


that's right, he is better defensively, he's also 2 years older and hasn't been playing on a rebuilding team his entire career. Hughes will get there.
Aug. 16 at 6:51 p.m.
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Quoting: Knuckl3s
And nobody ever comes up with any sort of argument or rationale as to how Hughes is better than him


Already producing at a higher rate while being 2.5 years younger

Quoting: Knuckl3s
Pettersson is better defensively


Bergeron is better defensively than McDavid. Whats your point
Aug. 16 at 8:58 p.m.
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When I included Jack Hughes in my team of overrated players I wish I had this poll to further back me up
Aug. 16 at 8:58 p.m.
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Quoting: Devil
Already producing at a higher rate while being 2.5 years younger



Bergeron is better defensively than McDavid. Whats your point


Wow now we’re using McDavid in Hughes discussions… yikes
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Aug. 16 at 9:04 p.m.
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Wow now we’re using McDavid in Hughes discussions… yikes


Reading is hard for some people...

Person is saying Pettersson is better than Hughes because Pettersson is better defenisvely. I show an example of how being better defensively doesn't mean better overall. And somehow you twist my words.
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Aug. 17 at 2:36 a.m.
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Quoting: Devil
Already producing at a higher rate while being 2.5 years younger



Bergeron is better defensively than McDavid. Whats your point


Yes, Jack had a better year offensively than Petey last season, but what about over both players careers as a whole? I think Petey has scored at a higher rate from that vantage point
 
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