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12-28-2012, 12:43 PM
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Agreed. The last 3 Stanley Cups were won by teams that had 30, 30 and 25 goal leading scorers, respectively. if Scheif can peak at 30 goals and have a couple of 40+ assist years (eminently possible IMO) then, along with his other assets, he'll be great. We just have to assemble the right players around and behind him. It's so tempting to look for the silver bullet of a 50-goal scorer, but that's not necessarily what is needed.
Even with Pittsburgh won the cup in 2009, Gino had 35 goals (113 pts) and Sid had 33 goals (103 pts). The next leading scorer on the Pens was Staal 49 pts (22 gs). So if Scheifele develops into a player that approaches 30 goals in a few yrs - along with Kane, Ladd, Little and maybe even Wheeler - the Jets would be in very good shape.
Imagine if the Jets are fortunate enough to draft Mackinnon, Drouin or Shinkaruk - guys who appear to be, potentially, 30+ goal scorers - that's a very nice collection of scorers.
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