Ryan Hollweg - we all know the kid can skate and hit, but he also has the ability to PK and the hands to score...Oh wait, that was a mistake from a few years ago..
And why I'm afraid to answer this now....But seriosly, I'm not sure if there really will be a player to "breakout"..Everybody being mentioned has aleady done good things and good things are expected..Can't really come up with a surprise...but ..I'll say STEPPAN..I know he scored 40 pointsd last yeat but that one year of expereince with important ice time will make a huge difference...I see all facets of his game improving..AND if the Rangers sign Richards it could put him in a very good position as the number 2 playmaker and the number 2 PP center...and rarely get the top defensive coverage....60-65 points...
It will be more like 45-55 points for D-Step, that would be a tremendous 2nd year if that happens
With our blueline being a year older and our team hopefully more dangerous offensively which could keep the puck out of our end a bit more.... I will nominate King Henrik who will have 14 shutouts if he stays healthy .
I think Dubinsky will have a big year. He will score 25G 46A.
Zuccarello, given that he gets a legitimate shot with this team, will at least double his production from last season if not more. The guy has taken huge strides in year two on every team and in every league he has played in.
At least one of Anisimov and Stepan will break 50 points, if not both. If Callahan plays at least 70 games, he will break 30 goals. If Dubinsky plays at least 80 games, he will break 60 points. Gaborik will reach 40 goals, with or without Richards.
At least one of our dmen will reach 40 points.
Hagelin will make the team, scoring 32 points in 82 games. Valentenko will make the team on the 3rd pair. Erixon will make the team and get time play on the PP, scoring 20+ points.
Gaborik (probably with Richards playing on a different line but I think he will be more motivated then ever).
Zuccarello (he showed some brilliant playmaking abilities last year and I think he understands what it's like to be an NHL player).
Anisimov (should hit 50-55 points this year)
Tim Erixon (can't wait to see what this kids got, he should be a stud).
People ned to stop putting Stepan on wing—it's just an awful, awful idea.
Two awfuls! uh-oh!
What "people" need to "stop" doing is making baseless blanket statements like the one you made. You never know how things are going to shake out over the course of a season. I could see Stepan fitting nicely with Richards and Gaborik. Moving him to wing doesn't suddenly turn off his ability to read the play. Sure, it would be an adjustment, but it may end up being a great switch. It may not. I'm just kind of tired of the empty statements that are spewed as FACT around here. Let's wait and see, ok?