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07-16-2012, 02:00 PM
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I did the below randomly. Assuming Briere has a better regular season and Schenn and Couturier improve this could should be fine offensively.
Claude Giroux (C) 28 - 28 (same)
Scott Hartnell (LW) 37 - 32 (-5)
Jaromir Jagr (RW) 19 - gone
Wayne Simmonds (RW/LW) 28 - 25 (-3)
Jakub Voracek (RW) 18 - 20 (+2)
Daniel Bričre (C/RW) 16 - 25 (+9)
Matt Read (C/RW) 24 - 24 (same)
Kimmo Timonen (D) 4 - 4 (same)
Matt Carle (D) 4 - gone
Maxime Talbot (RW/C) 19 - 15 (-4)
Sean Couturier (C) 13 - 20 (+7)
Andrej Meszaros (D) 7 - 7 (same)
James van Riemsdyk (LW) 11 - gone
Braydon Coburn (D) 4 - 4 (same)
Brayden Schenn (C) 12 - 20 (+8)
Chris Pronger (D) 1 - gone
Eric Wellwood (LW/C) 5 - 5 (same)
Zac Rinaldo (C) 2 - 2 (same)
Marc-André Bourdon (D) 4 - 4 (same)
Harry Zolnierczyk (LW) 3 - 3 (same)
Nicklas Grossmann (D) 0 - 1 (+1)
Andreas Lilja (D) 0 - 0 (same)
Erik Gustafsson (D) 1 - 4 (+3)
Pavel Kubina (D) 0 - gone
Andreas Nödl (RW) 0 - gone
Tom Sestito (LW) 0 - 2 (+2)
Jody Shelley (LW) 0 - 0 (same)
Brandon Manning (D) 0 - 0 (same)
Matt Walker (D) 0 - 0 (same)
Ben Holmstrom (C) 0 - 0 (same)
Kevin Marshall (D) 0 - gone
Ruslan Fedotenko (LW/RW) 9 - 12
Luke Schenn (D) 2 - 2
Bruno Gervais (D) 6 - 6
260 vs 276
Let's assume Gervais does not get 6 and gets 0, Couturier gets 15 instead of 20 and Biere only gets 16 again, that is still 256 goals vs 260 from the players above last year. This team is counting on sophomore's though.
G couldn't be any worse as a whole then last year (I hope).
If Schenn plays as he showed as a rookie and Meszaros as he did two year's ago the D will be better IMO. Overall it will likely be worse.
Upside is probably what was done last year, but I expect he team to be still a good playoff team.
I expect Giroux to get more goals than last year, maybe a little less assists. He can score a lot more if he shoots more imo. Assuming that Voracek gets to the first line, he's gonna score much more than last year. Matt Read was a rookie, some people tend to think he's peaked because of his age, but I don't think he has. Progress isn't only about your age, it's about NHL experience, training, etc, which Read hadn't have before. I see him improving. Wellwood played 24 games, and he should be a NHL regular next year, how would he only score 5 goals? He'll get more than that. Harry Z may not even play with the big club this year.
That said, players don't score their goals alone, you have to consider the loss of Jagr and Carle as more than the loss of X goals. The system is also a factor, but I think it will still be very offensive.
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