240 goals on the dot. Good for 3 GA/G which could be top 10 in the league.
Numbers in parentheses are bare minimums for the players. That total for the team would be 194. That would be near the bottom of the league. So, with that being said, it's possible for our goal totals to be anywhere in the league. Just need the breaks to go our way. I'll say the team will finish somewhere with 230-235 goals at the end of the season.
I see why people think this team will have over 3 GF/G, but it's only done by the top 10 offenses in the league, and players will have to progress, not regress to do that. It's possible, but still unlikely.
A healthy Gaborik + a healthy Richards + Chemistry should equal at least 40 goals for Gaborik. I think, if they mesh well, he could get close to 50. Not a certainty but it could happen. Richards career high in goals was actually last season, where he netted 28. I think 20 to 25 is a fair assessment for him.
I can see Dubinsky and Callahan getting around 25 each. Wolski I can see 20 or so. I think Boyle struggles to hit 10. Rupp, Feds, Avery, and Prust will get 5 to 8 each. Stepan I can see netting 20 again, same with Anisimov.
If MDZ gets out of the Soph slump he was in last year and is a regulary on the blueline, I can see 10 to 12 goals from him (Mostly on the PP). Erixon I could see 5 to 8. Same could be said from Staal and Girardi. Sauer should improve on his numbers from last season, and I could see 5 or so from him.