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3 hours ago, campabee82 said:

Oh I get it I was just stating that a younger player almost always has more room to get to their ceiling than a veteran 

At first glance, you could think that. BUT... there are plenty of 2nd-year players who have suffered the sophomore jinx, so that's not a given. Latendresse was the next big thing as a rookie and then went downhill from there. Galchenyuk never really hit the potential he could have. Lehkonen had a tough time in year 2. There are lots of examples of guys who take a step back as youngsters.

Conversely, there are players who play well one year and you wonder if it was a fluke and then they keep getting better (Gallagher, for example, surprised me with how steady he's been). Maybe Domi can follow suit. And there are veterans who have bad years and then step it up the following year with big improvements over their previous campaign (like Price last season, for example). So not so sure you can just vote for the younger player here... we'll see, but I think you'll see votes for different guys.

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2 minutes ago, BigTed3 said:

At first glance, you could think that. BUT... there are plenty of 2nd-year players who have suffered the sophomore jinx, so that's not a given. Latendresse was the next big thing as a rookie and then went downhill from there. Galchenyuk never really hit the potential he could have. Lehkonen had a tough time in year 2. There are lots of examples of guys who take a step back as youngsters.

Conversely, there are players who play well one year and you wonder if it was a fluke and then they keep getting better (Gallagher, for example, surprised me with how steady he's been). Maybe Domi can follow suit. And there are veterans who have bad years and then step it up the following year with big improvements over their previous campaign (like Price last season, for example). So not so sure you can just vote for the younger player here... we'll see, but I think you'll see votes for different guys.

Fair enough, LOL 

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My votes, FWIW:

- Domi

- Petry (tough one b/c I think both guys played near peak form last year, but wondering if the Habs can get D help on the left if that stabilizes things for Petry a bit and makes him even better)

- Mete (another tough call b/c Byron had a down year last year, but Mete has got a ton of potential and he's got to score at some point...)

- Kotkaniemi

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Your winners are

- Domi (9 votes to 3 over Danault)

- Petry (9-3 over Shaw)

- Mete (8-4 over Byron)

- Kotkaniemi (9-3 over Gallagher)

 

Your semifinal match-ups are now

1. Domi vs. 7. Mete

2. Petry vs. 5. Kotkaniemi

 

We want to know, who do you think is the more exciting player to watch? Again, you can define that any way you wish... give us your two semi-finalist winners who will move on to the final showdown.

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13 hours ago, CaptWelly said:

My opinion. I've seen Petry do a lot JK has had flashes in another I may change my mind but I'm judging my opinion by what I've actually seen so far.

This is an argument I thought of myself as well. I think this choice was actually very close for me and could be argued either way. I chose JK because I personally feel like when he has the puck, I have more anticipation that he's going to make a spectacular play than I do with Petry. Some of the passes or plays to get open he made last year were mind-boggling in terms of how much skill he displayed. But I do get that Petry is a good skater with the puck and provides offensive flare for a D man. Could have gone either way for me...

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Your final is Kotkaniemi vs. Domi. And the question is...

 

Which player will be the better Montreal Canadien over the next 5 years?

 

I don't think the answer is that obvious, so this could be an interesting vote to determine the winner. VOTE NOW!

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4 minutes ago, BigTed3 said:

Your final is Kotkaniemi vs. Domi. And the question is...

 

Which player will be the better Montreal Canadien over the next 5 years?

 

I don't think the answer is that obvious, so this could be an interesting vote to determine the winner. VOTE NOW!

I think this is really close, in the next 1-2 years I think Domi has the edge while KK develops on the other hand in year3 they will be quite equal with KK pulling ahead in years 4-5 unless KK develops quicker than expected. I say a marginal win for KK. 

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yup.  impossible question.   ill pick domi just because i think he'll be better for years 1-2 for sure and maybe year 3 too. I think after that JK should be better but its still a question mark. Domi has proven what he can do, JK tantalizes us with what is likely a sure thing but still.

Domi by a hair. 

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