8. It's called a bold prediction. It's meant to be a little different. It's entirely possible that he has high stats and lower games, because Vokoun is there
9. Wow, 76 points. I see him as becoming more like Toews, doesn't score a ton, but is solid at both ends of the ice and becomes a fantastic leader
10. I meant that as in he would be a top-5 scorer this year.
And on Ovechkin, that would be like 68 goals in a season. He has scored 65 before. It isn't too far-fetched. Also, if he gets 40 goals and 10 assists, while Crosby gets 30 goals and 35 assists (just numbers, not saying that is what will happen), Sid would win the Hart.
I didn't know people actually took these things seriously. It's a fun prediction, don't get all bent out of shape over them.
They did 2/3 of that last year, without Crosby for most of it. That's probably the safest thing to bet on, the Pens O being deadly.
Detroit and Nashville miss the playoffs.
Dallas wins the West behind a healthy Lehtonen
Luongo does not get traded
Take off the homer goggles my friend. Pittsburghs offence will be good but not that good
Pittsburgh's offense is the best in the league.
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This is a common refrain but I can't really think of any examples. It didnt happen to Brad Richards (he just got older) or Marian Gaborik.1. He has always played in a small-market area. How do you know that the screaming of 15000+ fans a night (don't know the exact number) that will call for his head if he doesn't perform wouldn't bug him?
Vokoun is a decent point about lower starts (though he should still rack up the wins its the Pens), but I generally don't think its bold just to say certain predictions because there bold or out there. Bold predictions should have good reasoning behind it. Vokoun is decent reasoning but I still don't really see why Fleury just suddenly transforms.8. It's called a bold prediction. It's meant to be a little different. It's entirely possible that he has high stats and lower games, because Vokoun is there
You do realize 76 points is Toews career high (though he was closer to 82 point pace last year), while thats Giroux. Giroux beat that by 20 points last year while being slightly unlucky in terms of shooting percentage. He's only 23, why is he suddenly never going to get there.9. Wow, 76 points. I see him as becoming more like Toews, doesn't score a ton, but is solid at both ends of the ice and becomes a fantastic leader
You can sell me on it, just make some points about it. There's precedent with Eric Staal hitting 100+ points and never getting close again (though he shot 16% that season).
Fair10. I meant that as in he would be a top-5 scorer this year.
68 goals in a season would be beyond anything Ovechkin's done and he's seemingly in a slowdown and rumoured to be again out of shape (I'm still a big fan). That season was historic when he scored 65 goals, it was the equivalent of scoring 72 (Adjusted gaols) and scoring 68 would have put him at about 77 adjusted goals (the 2nd best total of all time), and considering how offense has diminished in recent years it would be just about the greatest goal scoring year of all time. i doubt its happening.And on Ovechkin, that would be like 68 goals in a season. He has scored 65 before. It isn't too far-fetched. Also, if he gets 40 goals and 10 assists, while Crosby gets 30 goals and 35 assists (just numbers, not saying that is what will happen), Sid would win the Hart.
Its a forum, we're supposed to discuss.I didn't know people actually took these things seriously. It's a fun prediction, don't get all bent out of shape over them
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I don't understand on why people are saying the Pens O isn't the best, they were the best last year without Crosby for most of it. I'm not saying that their D or goalies are the best, I'm saying their O is the best, which really isn't debatable.
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I'm going to try to do one for every team:
Ana. This is not Selanne's last year.
Bos. Tuukka is top 5 in GAA.
Buf. Buffalo finishes in 12th.
Cgy. Iginla is traded to the East.
Car. Hurricanes win the SE division.
Chi. They make a trade for a true #1 goalie.
Col. Avalanche make the playoffs.
Cbj. Blue Jackets are not dead last.
Dal. Stars win the Pacific division.
Det. Miss the playoffs.
Edm. Make the Playoffs.
Fla. Make the playoffs for the 2nd year in a row.
La. Quick is outside of the top 10 in GAA.
Min. Win the NW division.
Mtl. Fight for the 8th playoff spot but finish 9th.
Nsh. Pekka is top 5 in GAA.
Nj. Kovalchuk nominated for Hart.
Nyi. DiPietro gets the #1 job from Nabokov.
Nyr. Gaborik gets traded.
Ott. Karlsson is not even talked about for the Norris.
Phi. Girioux's numbers drop without Jagr.
Phx. Smith is top 5 GAA.
Pit. Crosby gets hurt. Penguins struggle to stay in playoff contention.
Sj. Blows up the roster the trade deadline.
Stl. Wins the west.
Tb. Lindback proves to be a #1 in Tampa.
Tor. Gets #1 pick in the draft lottery.
Van. Signs Gomez. Everyone laughs.
Wsh. Holtby stumbles. Wsh struggles to get a playoff spot.
Wpg. Kane asks to be traded.
Are they all bold? I don't know, but that was fun.
Some examples are Staal (30 goals in his rookie season, became more defensive, and hasn't hit it since), Bergeron (had 73 and 70 points in his first 2 seasons, he started playing more defensively, never hit it again, and now has a Selke) and Backes (broke out in 2011, scored less last year but was a finalist for the Selke).