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12-08-2012, 02:53 PM
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Crosby, Malkin, and Stamkos are obvious choices. Crosby, in particular, is going to destroy the NHL. But I think both Hall and Seguin are going explode onto the scene and both finish top ten in scoring. I think Pietrangelo will win the Norris next year and, even though is might be a bit of a stretch to happen this early, Cory Schneider will prove himself to be an elite goaltender.

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12-08-2012, 03:07 PM
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Lol, Subban ahead of Karlsson. I've seen this before.

Jakob Silfverberg.
Yeah how dare that guy share his opinion on who he thinks will tear up the league! Such a homer right... errr wait

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12-08-2012, 03:30 PM
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12-08-2012, 03:40 PM
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12-08-2012, 03:52 PM
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Schnieder will finish as the #1 tender.

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12-08-2012, 03:58 PM
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To me the term "tear the league apart" really only entitles 2-3 answers... Crosby, Malkin, and Ovechkin are the only players able to be that clear cut undisputed number one. Ovy has fallen off the pedestal, so really Crosby or Malkin are the only ones capable of making every other player look like a bum.

But, players that I think will be better than what we saw the past season or will enter a category that acknowledges there sheer skill?

Tavares is do for a 90 point season.
Ovechkin will bounce back and Backstrom will be stellar again.
Toews will be well rested and ready to go.
Giroux will be a 85-90 point player again.
Letang healthy will lead a rested and adjusted penguins D
Pietrangelo and Karlsson, well they are just that good.
Quick is unreal but i look for good seasons from price and potentially Ward.


Predicting the opposite?

Datsyuk remains a 60-70 point guy (no more 80+ seasons)
Weber and Suter become less effective without eachother.
The older lads, Selanne, Whitney, Jagr start to slow down and see production drop significantly.

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12-08-2012, 04:44 PM
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You said 3, so I'll do a forward, defenseman, and a goalie. I tried to pick players who didn't really tear it up last year.

Rick Nash: Obviously a very talented player who just joined one of the best teams in the NHL. I'm not sure what the Ranger's lines are going to look like, but if he is on Brad Richard's wing I think he'll put up some great numbers. I think he would have had a carear year if we had a complete 82 game season. I think he contends for the Rocket.

Victor Hedman: He's gotten better and better every year. He was just named KHL defenseman of the month and has 19pts in 23 games. His defensive game is very solid at this point and now that he has a better supporting cast he should look even better. If he gets PP time, he has the talent to put up some big numbers to go along with his excellent defensive play.

Tuukka Rask: He's already proven he can play 40+ games at an elite level, he'll have a very good defensive team in front of him, and he will be the clearcut #1 goalie now that TT is taking a break from hockey. I see him being a consensus top5 goalie from now on. Tons of proven talent with support from Chara and company is a recipe for success.

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12-08-2012, 05:00 PM
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Yeah how dare that guy share his opinion on who he thinks will tear up the league! Such a homer right... errr wait
Ah I misunderstood the thread, I thought it meant tear the league as in who would come in and perform very well compared to expectations. That's why I said Silfverberg cause I can see him surprising A LOT of people on the top line.

With that being said,

Erik Karlsson.

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12-08-2012, 05:10 PM
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Justin Schutz is going to win Rookie of the Year

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12-08-2012, 05:17 PM
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I gotta say Duchene

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12-08-2012, 05:26 PM
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Ah I misunderstood the thread, I thought it meant tear the league as in who would come in and perform very well compared to expectations. That's why I said Silfverberg cause I can see him surprising A LOT of people on the top line.

With that being said,

Erik Karlsson.
You didn't misunderstand it to me. This thread is very interesting with people picking who's going to exceed fans' expectations. Otherwise you just have to copy and paste something similar to a top 10-20 league players, then close the thread. Boring !
Back on topic, I like the Hedman post ^above^. Just waiting for the day Victor will get a decent defensive support. That will give people something to talk about.

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12-08-2012, 05:29 PM
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12-08-2012, 05:34 PM
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Seguin will elevate himself to star status this year.

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Lol, Subban ahead of Karlsson. I've seen this before.
This. Subban's a great player but he's not next to Karlsson and Pietrangelo. Yet. Anytime a Habs player is mentioned out of place I instantly look to the left. It's never just some random hockey fan listing players. Anyway...

I think Karlsson will perform again though I have no idea how he beats last season. If he does it will be awe-inspiring. I think Eberle will take off even more and will hit 40 on a full season real soon. I don't think we've seen the best out of Giroux yet either. I think he can and will hit 100 at some point.

I'll mention that I'm eager to see Nash with Richards, and that's not even homerific. I'd be curious about that as a fan of any team due to the semi-unique situation. Really interested in how Carolina plays out among Semin-Skinner-Staal & Staal. Should be an interesting dynamic.

And on a more specific note I'm curious about St-Louis due to age. Dude put up almost a PPG at age 36. I wanna know how long he goes so I'll be looking at that.

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Justin Schultz is coming in with something to prove, and he will get his message across. Having RNH, Hall, Eberle, and Yakupov to work with in the offensive zone doesn't hurt either.

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12-08-2012, 08:43 PM
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Matt Read is out performing Kopitar in Swe-2 right now.

It really shows how many of you guys just pull names out of thin air.

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12-08-2012, 09:59 PM
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Seguin, Hall, Tavares, Evander Kane, Kessel, Giroux, Eberle, Stamkos, Patrick Kane.

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12-08-2012, 10:02 PM
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Justin Schultz is coming in with something to prove, and he will get his message across. Having RNH, Hall, Eberle, and Yakupov to work with in the offensive zone doesn't hurt either.
He won't tear up the league. Sorry.

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12-08-2012, 10:04 PM
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You said 3, so I'll do a forward, defenseman, and a goalie. I tried to pick players who didn't really tear it up last year.

Rick Nash: Obviously a very talented player who just joined one of the best teams in the NHL. I'm not sure what the Ranger's lines are going to look like, but if he is on Brad Richard's wing I think he'll put up some great numbers. I think he would have had a carear year if we had a complete 82 game season. I think he contends for the Rocket.

Victor Hedman: He's gotten better and better every year. He was just named KHL defenseman of the month and has 19pts in 23 games. His defensive game is very solid at this point and now that he has a better supporting cast he should look even better. If he gets PP time, he has the talent to put up some big numbers to go along with his excellent defensive play.

Tuukka Rask: He's already proven he can play 40+ games at an elite level, he'll have a very good defensive team in front of him, and he will be the clearcut #1 goalie now that TT is taking a break from hockey. I see him being a consensus top5 goalie from now on. Tons of proven talent with support from Chara and company is a recipe for success.
Yes, the old "Rick Nash will get 100 points with a better team. Nash is so overrated. I say his production doesn't go up one bit.

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12-08-2012, 10:05 PM
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Justin Schultz is coming in with something to prove, and he will get his message across. Having RNH, Hall, Eberle, and Yakupov to work with in the offensive zone doesn't hurt either.
I have no idea what you're talking about

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I guess players who did actually play hockey during the lockout

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I honestly think stamkos is gonna take a run at 50 in 50 in the first full season.

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Justin Schultz is coming in with something to prove, and he will get his message across. Having RNH, Hall, Eberle, and Yakupov to work with in the offensive zone doesn't hurt either.
No more than any other NHL player. It's not like anyone doubts him.

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