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07-16-2012, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by YuioIklo View Post
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.
I don't feel that Read has peaked, but I do feel that he may not get as many bounces as he did last year. There was a stretch where it seemed like every shot he was taking, no matter what the angle, was going in.

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