BUT, I'm taking this question in the sense of who I would rather have in the playoffs if I'm trying to win a cup. That's why I voted Leafs. All non-offensive factors are in Toronto's favour, which makes me believe they would win a head to head matchup of top 6s. Oilers will see soon that they need more size and strength in the top 6 to compete in the playoffs.
Oilers easily have more talent, so probably them but that's a really, really small top-6. One of the kinds that I'd love the Bruins to face. Gotta pick Edmonton here, though. Better talent and will be better in 5.
Yah kinda agree with the sentiment that the Leafs will probably outproduce the oilers next year and maybe the one after but there is more high end talent with the Oilers. Toronto is undoubtedly more balanced given that they have 3 power forward types (JVR,Lupul,Clarkson) but their center depth (see Bozak) hurts them...Kessel is the best player on either team currently production wise....In 5 years who knows what either team will look like but for now the Oilers have more shinny new toys...will they win? Who knows..
Sam Gagner- 48 GP, 38 pts (0.79 PPG)
Nazem Kadri- 48 GP 44 pts (0.92 PPG)
James Van Riemsdyk- 48 GP, 32 pts (0.67 PPG)
Jordan Eberle- 48 GP, 37 pts (0.77 PPG)
And the new guys even though did not play on their teams last year...
Daivd Clarkson- 48 GP 24 pts (0.50 PPG)
David Perron- 48 GP 25 pts (0.52 PPG)
If the Oilers are unproven offense what does that make Leafs I wonder...
Originally Posted by Mansfield
this. leafs offense has been significantly better than the oilers offense the past few years.
Except it has not been...
2008-09: Toronto 2.98 GF/G Edmonton 2.78 GF/G (0.20 GF/G gap)
2009-10: Toronto 2.56 GF/G Edmonton 2.51 GF/G (0.05 GF/G gap)
2010-11: Toronto 2.60 GF/G Edmonton 2.33 GF/G (0.27 GF/G gap)
2011-12: Toronto 2.77 GF/G Edmonton 2.52 GF/G (0.25 GF/G gap)
Unless you would cal la quarter of a goal per game (20 goals over a whole season) "significant" the Leafs have been better but not by much... 2012-13 is the only major difference
2012-13: Toronto 3.02 GF/G Edmonton 2.56 GF/G (0.46 GF/G)
But this was a result of Oilers playing a defense first system under a now unemployed coach and the Leafs actually having third line scoring... as we see above top sixes produced at nearly similar paces/final numbers
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As an oilers fan I voted oilers. I do agree with the leafs argument that they are too soft. However in the next five years the oilers could have one of the best top sixes in the league. The oilers are only going up. Whereas the leafs are basically topped out unless they add a better 1C than Bozak.
That settles it... because one player has more than an inch on another the Leafs would brutalize EDM...
In that the Leafs are not winning it? Must seem like it I guess...
Lmao that was probably the worst comparison I've ever seen made.
Clarkson will hit Peron so hard he'll forget his name, nobody push JVR around, Kadri plays a physical game for a small guy. He's WAY more physical than Gagner don't even try to compare. Lupul can play with contact and Kessel is well Kessel every team is allowed 1 player like him. Edmonton has like 3 of em.