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06-01-2008, 02:30 PM
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Habs fan here...
I'm very thrilled about Olesz in the NHL. I think he was rushed to the NHL, but last season, he got about 0.5 ppg with 26 pts in 56 games.
What do you expect from him next season? Potential? Upside?
Yeah, he was indeed rushed, Martin even admitted that last season, and vowed not to make the same mistake with Frolik. But I think he really started to show what he can do late last season. If you pro-rate his stats for a full 82 game season, he would have scored 20.5 goals last season. I expect about 20 goals or more from him next season, and about 40-50 points.
He has very good potential, IMO he has the potential to be a great two-way Selke contending forward. He is very strong and is a great hitter, he really elevated his physical game late last season also. He's a beast on the PK. I'm not sure about his upside yet, probably 50+ points, but maybe more.
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