The Auston Matthews vs. Patrik Laine debate can finally be put to rest — for now, at least. While the two whippersnappers put forth impressive rookie campaigns this past NHL season, only one could take home the 2016-17 Calder Trophy. That person was most definitely Matthews. And it wasn’t even remotely close: the Leafs star got 164 of 167 first place votes, with Laine getting the other three.
Which is all well and good and stuff, but Matthews’ 69-point season had nothing on the real star of the NHL Awards: Patrik Laine’s absolutely dastardly ‘stache and slicked back hair combo.
— Nabil Karim (@NabilKarimTSN) June 22, 2017
The Jets star looked like Draco Malfoy…if Draco Malfoy grew up to work for the KGB and moonlight as the coach of Team Iceland in Mighty Ducks 2.
Naturally, Twitter had a time with this one.
Why does Laine look like that rich European villain from any action movie? pic.twitter.com/h5l4l8PTud
— Shaine Medvid (@S_Medvid) June 22, 2017
— D Squats🏋🏻🏒 (@D_Scott1616) June 22, 2017
is auston matthews the chosen one? because that would really explain patrik laine’s look at the nhl awards pic.twitter.com/KRnaLMKSOn
— ☀️ dom ☀️ (@domluszczyszyn) June 22, 2017
Laine is absolutely terrifying. pic.twitter.com/rtsi5tVjLh
— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) June 22, 2017
someone needs to explain laine's moustache to me
— Jamie Moorhouse (@flexthurnis) June 22, 2017
Laine has a moustache! That's great. Does Matthews even have armpit hair?
— Peter Tessier (@Teddier) June 22, 2017
— Andrew Wright (@ADUB112) June 22, 2017