Dan Hamhuis impressed me last year in his rookie campaign... will be an even greater force next year? Or will he suffer from the sophmore jinx...
What kind of numbers do you see him putting up next year? Will he see 20+ minutes and/or PP time?
i think mid-30s would be a fair prediction. Unless Timonen or Zidlicky goes down, he'll only be getting second PP time, and even less if Numminen is signed as rumored he might be. I think 10 goals, 25 assists would be a good prediction...and mostly coming even strength.
He didn't seem to play above his game last year, he steadily grew and learned and got better as the year went along. That being said, I guess anyone can have a soph. jinx, but it usually doesn't happen to players who continually progress in their game the previous season.
i'd say it's partly that, and partly due to just simple human nature, in a sense that the young player may start to think *that wasn't as tough as i thought it'd be*, and he might start expecting the game to come to him instead of working and making himself go to the game..