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AnalyticsGeek

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Forum: NHLDec 21, 2020 at 3:58
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>exo2769</b></div><div>I'm a hawks fan. So I want to qualify that first and up front. While I like Kaner more...Malkin's done more to date. It's close. I think that by the time both decided to retire that Kane will be higher than Malkin though. While their games do have differences...there are also similarities.

Differences - Center/Wing is the 1st that comes to mind, but also Malkin plays a more powerful game where Kane's is finesse game. We can even see the ramiifications taking place over the past few years let alone how that affect will be going forward...Malkin's been getting hurt more and more recently. Kane has missed literally 1 game in the last 5 years.

Similarities - Neither player is asked to play any defense. They're both pure offensive minded players. Believe it or not...Kane's played almost twice as much PK time in the past 3 years than Malkin. I didn't think it was possible to play less PK time than Kane, but Malkin found a way.

All in all...I don't see Kane retiring any time soon and thus he'll keep piling up the stats, but I could see Malkin deciding maybe he'd go to Russia or maybe he'd just retire because he can't stay healthy. For two purely offesnive minded players it'll be about stats and Kane will ultimately have more when it's all said and done. Just one man's opinion.</div></div>

Yeah I agree. Neither of them play defence, which is fine given how much offence they generate. I definitely think Kane will have a longer career. Malkin’s plays like a power forward, he likes to hit &amp; make contact. Given the wear &amp; tear of his style, I think he’s only got a few years left.
Forum: NHLDec 21, 2020 at 3:03
Forum: NHLDec 21, 2020 at 3:00
Forum: Armchair-GMDec 20, 2020 at 9:58
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Saskleaf</b></div><div>Can you please explain how this team is any different? It's literally the same team with 2 more healthy scratches, which aren't even that necessary with the taxi squads this year.</div></div>

Yeah it’s basically the same team but at least they have enough space to resign Andersen in 2021.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>palhal</b></div><div>Carolina's Aho and Marner contracts came up at the same time. For the two previous years they had identical stats. Aho signed for 8.45m X 5 years, Marner 10.693 for 6 years. Based on Aho contract if the Marner had signed a comparable contract for six years, 9m would have been appropriate. I'll never understand why the Leafs handed out "hometown premium contracts to their big three, 4.5m too much.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mhockey91</b></div><div>Hometown premium is such a good way to put it. I get tavares because he was a UFA, and leafs offered less than isles, but in Marners case, he’s from TO, was drafted by TO, you’d think he’d take a more fair contract to play in Toronto. Usually you see hometown discounts but this was the exact opposite of that</div></div>

TBH, Marner and his camp did not take advantage of what could’ve been a really good situation. If he settled for 9 million dollars, he would’ve been loved by all the fans &amp; considered a hometown hero. But since he squeezed the GM for every last penny, he put himself in a really toxic environment in which the fans make him the scapegoat &amp; there is a lot more unnecessary pressure. You can tell that he’s lost all his confidence by watching him play, he’s extremely disengaged &amp; makes lots of mental mistakes.
Forum: NHLDec 19, 2020 at 4:33