sorry- nobody knows what the lines will be. the only combos that seem to be in tact are axelsson/rolston and thornton/murray. i think samsonov will score more points than murray this year, but murray will get more goals. it also won't be a very big difference- maybe 5 points or so.
Unless Murray's wrists fall off, I don't think he is in for much of a slide. Granted, he still needs the passes....hopefully from Joe. But Murray has what could be the best shot in the game, in terms of the speed of the shot, and the speed at which he gets it off. With a shot like that, you can never pinpoint a player to be ready for a "slide". I don't think many would be surprised if he nets 40 for the third straight year.
I'd be shocked if Samsonov has more points than Murray.
Sammy won't be playing on the Thornton line.
He might not even be playing with Rolston.
Wherever he is, he'll have his work cut out for him trying to lift the other guys.