I'll approach this in a logical, Vuclan-like fashion...
Since I've been saying for eons that the Edmonton Oilers would be the NEXT Canadian based franchise to win the Stanley Cup, logically, I would have to put Connor McDavid ahead of Patrik Laine and Auston Matthews.
So right away, we have eliminated two.
Both Jack Eichel and Nico Hirschier are on young promising teams....but teams that lack either a strong defense (NJ) or a Cup caliber goaltender (Buf) at the mome
I voted for Austin Matthews mainly on the Organizational leadership in the front office to build a winning team around him. But Edmonton currently has a stronger team down the middle which is needed for a cup run.
I just don't see Nico Hischier and the Devils getting it done first among that group.
Not with their current lineup and not with moving farther away from their
The Jets seem to be going in reverse since their bruising playoff series with the Ducks.
So I wouldn't vote Patrik Laine here.
Though I think Jack Eichel's egotistical, unprofessional, and overrated, the latter in part
because his verbal egotism hasn't mat
@hf101: Hey I was going Oilers based off last year.
I expected better from them, expect much better from them.
I think it's soon time for Coach to do a little if Edmonton
doesn't start respecting those who voted McDavid on this thread.