Leafs Rookies Get Their NHL 16 Ratings, Brown Thinks Marner is a Bad Friend


NHL 16 hits shelves next week, and ahead of its much anticipated release, EA Sports met up with hockey’s top prospects at the NHLPA Rookie Showcase and asked them how they think their player ratings will stack up.

Representing the Toronto Maple Leafs, Connor Brown, Mitch Marner and Kasperi Kapanen spent some time together guessing at each others ratings as well as their own.

Brown, easily the most humble and least dickish of all the prospects (good Toronto boy), guessed that he was rated 67 overall. Marner, a nice and supportive friend, responded with an “Oh my God!”, as in “Oh my God! You are so much better than a 67″. 

Kapanen kind of just stood there awkwardly. Probably because his moral is so low…


A little later in the video, it would turn out that Brown actually ranks higher than both of his teammates, sporting a 79 overall rating while Kapanen comes in at 76 and Marner holds down a 74. In celebration, Brown crumples up his piece of paper and drops it like a fiery hot microphone. Brown would then push his luck by suggesting he should be cracking 80.

Then, out of nowhere… MITCH MARNER HEEL TURN!

“I think he should be a lot lower.”


“Who would say that? To a friend?”

Watch the whole thing here…

  • Leafydudetwitter

    Speaking of humour, I see where the hurricanes hired some genius out of Harvard and Berkeley who will analyse this and that. Not to be out done, the Toronto maple leafs are rumoured to having one of their 1,000 executive members flying over to London to negotiate hiring Stephen Hawkin to the analytical team. Stay tune for the exciting announcement.

    • Gary Empey

      This is great news. Finally someone who understands the phenomenon known as “time dilation” ( space and time ).

      At last we may find out why last years Leaf defencemen when going at top speed, appeared to be standing still.

      • Gary Empey

        Given how the season is expected to go this year, we need to billet Hawking with Gardiner and live stream every conversation they have. And Hawking runs the power play. From the bench. And he gets a spot on Leafs Lunch.

  • Gary Empey

    Gary and Buddha well said as the possibilities of discoveries by Hawkin and the leafs is endless why deeper than the deepest galaxy discovered by the hubble space telescope.

  • Gary Empey

    I have no idea why I’m commenting on this but….
    In the video, the guys were asked to guess each others’ ratings, not their own. Connor Brown was actually quite “dickish” as he told Marner that should be a 67 to which Marner was incredulous and exclaimed “Oh my God!” as in, Oh my God. You are a jackass! Looks like these guys are going to have a lot of fun together. Kapanen looks like he thinks those two are a couple of clowns.