Button: ‘[Matthews] not even close to Leon Draisaitl’

It’s early in the season and the Toronto Maple Leafs have not been as advertised. A little bit of domination mixed in with a whole lot of defensive holes and periods of some of the worst hockey coming from this group of players.
This insecurity among the fanbase has led to some media members speaking about the team in a way to get a pure reaction.
Just as Craig Button did on TSN 1050 Overdrive not too long ago.

Where does Draisaitl rank among the league’s best right now? @CraigJButton joins @OverDrive1050 to discuss: https://t.co/j3KVMGr9ld pic.twitter.com/tlVMUpqVMy
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) October 21, 2019

In his radio appearance, Button had high praise for the Edmonton Oilers forward, while also lowering Matthews to below Draisaitl’s level. The bigger quote demands some attention and clearly the TSN analyst is tired of the hype that the Leafs centre has been getting since his debut.
Matthews has been discussed as one of the best players in the league based on reputation and some stats mixed together. Since he entered the league, he has scored the most even-strength goals, while Draisaitl is sitting at 22nd in that list — with …

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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation

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