55 - 75 points if they let him play with Hall, who better benefits from Nuge's complimentary game and corner/half-wall work.
40 - 50 points if he gets shackled to Eberle again. Not to say Ebs is a bad player at all(he's a great player), just thought the chemistry between the two of them is grossly overrated and they spend too much time playing in the same areas of the ice when paired together.
I don't see the upside in RNH that others do. Once shiny toy syndrome wears off I think most will see we're left with a solid #1 center. Nothing more, nothing less. He needs to bulk up, that 12 year old build isn't going to hold up.
We need 100 goals out of our top line to make the playoffs.
We need 40-45 from Hall, 30-35 from Yak and 20-25 from Nuge.
He can get that easily. If hall has a 90+ season it's pretty much gauranteed that nuge will be around PPG with being the quarterback on the PP.
Edit: just wanted to point out how much better he is than every other prospect in the world. At the WJC, even with his injury i believe he factored into 90% of canada's offence outside of the 1st game. If he wasn't on the ice, Canada wasn't scoring.
This is dumb post I'm sorry. Saying we need 100 goals from our 1st line to make the playoffs is beyond a
I'm predicting an 80 point season from Nuge, maybe higher. Look what shoulder surgery did to Hall. I think he's going to have a huge season.
Also from what i read somewhere his shoulder wasn't as bad as Halls .
I predicting an 75 to 85 point season from him . This also depends when he starts the season and how long it takes him to trust his repaired shoulder . If he burns 10 to 15 games getting back into games shape (shoulder wise ) I still see a 60 point plus season