A nice shot though some goalie might have saved it.
I take this as a rhetorical question, debatable. Matthews, when healthy, no doubt will be a superstar in this league for the next decade. But the best? There just are so many to choose from, wouldn't hand it to him just yet.
Great player...but watch what McDavid does on a team devoid of talent. I'm pretty sure McDavid could put up a lot more points playing with the talent the Leafs have...and Mathews would fair slightly less on the Oil vortex.
You could argue he's #2 though.
No way? Ya, there's a way.
Eichel is actually in his 4th year, not 2nd. Mathews in his 3rd.
They are both very skilled players. Mathews is averaging slightly better ppg while being the younger of the two.
Then there's the fact he isn't the whiner that Eichel has shown to be..
Plus Mathews doesn't win the Ronald McDonald look alike contest.
None of these factors have anything to do with the one game last night, or anything about backup goalies or ba