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08-22-2012, 12:17 PM
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Assuming there's a full season and that he either plays the full season or we're prorating his production over a full 82 games, I see him getting 70-74 points. If we have to predict an exact breakdown, I'll go with:

22 G, 50 A, 72 PTS

I don't expect he'll keep up his peak production from last season over a full year, that'd just be unreasonable, but I do expect he'll avoid the long stretch of unproductive play that plagued him throughout the first 20 games or so. The confidence he found in the second half is here to stay IMO. Not only is he the undisputed first-line RW, we don't even have a legit second-line RW. Thus, there's no point predicting if he'll play on a line with Little or Jokinen, IMO - although I'd like to see him tried out with Jokinen first - he'll be paired with whoever is producing at the time and given every opportunity to put up offensive numbers.

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