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04-24-2012, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by PocketNines View Post
I don't think it's a fair expectation at all. That's a nearly guaranteed Calder, basically. Expecting a guaranteed Calder is a bit unfair. First of all we don't know what kind of PP time he'll get and that will have an impact on his numbers.

I expect something in the 15-23 goals range, 20-25 assists range for his first year.

I think long term he'll be a 70 point player in the NHL, and it's possible he has a huge rookie year, but to set the expectations that high doesn't do anything except set up a huge negative freeroll.
With Hitchcock as coach, expecting anything above 50 points is reaching if you ask me.

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