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…