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How many points will Eberle get this season?

View Poll Results: How many points will Eberle get next season?
1-50 2 2.90%
51-60 2 2.90%
61-70 12 17.39%
71-80 24 34.78%
81-90 23 33.33%
91-100 5 7.25%
100+ 1 1.45%
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08-01-2012, 03:54 PM
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How many points will Eberle get this season?

This is in response to another thread.

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08-01-2012, 03:56 PM
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Between 65-70 playing LW on the 2nd line with Gagner and Hemsky.

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08-01-2012, 03:57 PM
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71-80, don't see him stumbling or significantly increasing his numbers.

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08-01-2012, 04:09 PM
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71-80, don't see him stumbling or significantly increasing his numbers.
Why wouldn't you think he would improve in his 3rd season with RNH and Hall getting better as well?

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I predict he will get 90 points this season.

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08-01-2012, 04:18 PM
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I predict he will get 90 points this season.
I see a lot of people will be disappointed this season with Eberle, which is sad.

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08-01-2012, 04:19 PM
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The reason Eberle wont score under 30 goals is due to his pure Hockey IQ and skill. The man goes to the net with confidence. The man can snipe them in also. His passing is almost as impressive as his scoring.

Yes, his shooting percentage was high. Every Oiler fan can recognize why. Look how soft his hands are. Look how he schools goalies up close when he drives to the net. This player is pure money in the bank.

I'm sure he'll have a couple off seasons and shy away from the 30 goal mark; but I bet he scores close to 50 as well a few times or maybe even hit the 50 goal plateau sometime in his hockey career.

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Why wouldn't you think he would improve in his 3rd season with RNH and Hall getting better as well?
Improving doesn't necessarily mean his point totals will increase. He had an extraordinary year last season, hard to beat those numbers imo.

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08-01-2012, 04:23 PM
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Between 65-70 playing LW on the 2nd line with Gagner and Hemsky.
Why would you put him on LW? You don't mess with success. I'd rather see Hemsky switch to LW and keep the two young.. soon to be superstars on their natural position.

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Seeing how you propose to change his position; that'd be the only reason I see Eberle not hit 30 goals and increase his point totals.

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08-01-2012, 04:25 PM
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eberle will have a big fat target on his butt. if he makes it through the season he will match his numbers. but seeing as the oilers really have no tough guy to stick up for him, realistically it should be less

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Why wouldn't you think he would improve in his 3rd season with RNH and Hall getting better as well?
All it takes is an injury, a cold slump, him focusing a bit more on defensive game rather than his offence, competing for minutes with Yakupov and other lineup rotations, etc. Development isn't necessarily linear.

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08-01-2012, 04:29 PM
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eberle will have a big fat target on his butt. if he makes it through the season he will match his numbers. but seeing as the oilers really have no tough guy to stick up for him, realistically it should be less
The funny thing with saying that is like saying Eberle is the only young threat the team has. How are teams gonna cover a healthy Hemsky, a speedy Hall, a finesse Hopkins, a something to prove Gagner, a new Russian-Rocket Yakupov.. and Eberle?

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I do agree with lacking a tough guy. That being said; I bet Eager and Sutton get more slack with Ralph as the new head coach. Same with Hordi.

That in mind.. if Horc can get back to 60% of his former self, you have a third line to look out for as well.

Smyth-Horcoff-Jones/MPS


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The reason Eberle will continue with similar success or improve his totals..

A couple line formations to look at

Hall - Hopkins - Eberle -> Proven success

(You could bring in MPS as the 2nd line LW pending on how camp/preseason goes)

Paajarvi - Gagner - Yakupov -> Solid top 2 lines

(what makes it even better is; the third line makes this team possess 3 scoring lines)

Smyth - Horcoff - Hemsky -> Unite the old top line

My point is; How can even the best defensive team shut this offense down. Eberle wont suffer in his point totals or goals.

The real test will be the Oilers Defense.

That being said.. if Eberle only scores 25 goals in his 3rd season.. I'm sure we Oiler fans can still continue to cheer the young lad on.

Forgot my other line formation

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Hall - Hopkins - Eberle

Hemsky - Gagner - Yakupov

Smyth - Horcoff - Paajarvi/Jones

Jones - Belanger - Eager/Hordi/Petrell ~ Jones can move up and down the lines.


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One thing we are all forgetting is the d this year. A healthy Whitney and J Schultz the wingers will get the puck quicker and in flight Eberle will get more shots just because of that. Even if shooting % drops i see him getting over 200 shots this year even at 15% a 4% drop = 30 goals 80 to 90 points Hall will increase as well

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Improving doesn't necessarily mean his point totals will increase. He had an extraordinary year last season, hard to beat those numbers imo.
So you think he peaked in his 2nd NHL season? From the votes, it looks like a lot of people think he did, at least offensively. And this isn't a poll about goals, its points in general.


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One thing we are all forgetting is the d this year. A healthy Whitney and J Schultz the wingers will get the puck quicker and in flight Eberle will get more shots just because of that. Even if shooting % drops i see him getting over 200 shots this year even at 15% a 4% drop = 30 goals 80 to 90 points Hall will increase as well
The other thing is that RNH is going to be better as well, and hopefully play more games. That only has to have a positive effect on Eberle, unless they split them up.

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This guy has the ability to score over 90 points.
Watch his hands and accuracy in tight, his ability to push around top defenders while controlling the puck even without being the faster skater, his linemates are all above par for passing. We will have 2 solid scoring lines and a third decent scoring line so we don't have to worry about teams focusing on him(because if they do they will get shat all over by our other line). There will be no drop off. He will have more shots thanks to an improved d-core for break outs(J. Schultz, Whitney with more healing time, and we can assume the rest improved) but a lesser shooting % at 14%.

I predict if he plays 75+ games he will be at 38-54-92. 1.23PPG for number 14 with 14% shooting! ~270 shots.

Book it!

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I actually think it'll go down a bit. He will likely get more ice time but I can see him being used in defensive situations more.

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I think he can score ~85 points if he stays relatively healthy. He's improving and he's got a team that's improving all around him as well.

He didn't play huge minutes last year and still put up nearly a point per game. If he puts in more minutes I don't see why he can't improve on last years totals... especially if the overall team offense is better and they get better production from the blueline as well.

Yes, they may spread the PP time around more next season but he'll be right in there with all the other top PP players and I don't see his production suffering.

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Between 65-70 playing LW on the 2nd line with Gagner and Hemsky.
I'm not sure why he would be the guy in the top 6 who changes positions, but okay.

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Why wouldn't you think he would improve in his 3rd season with RNH and Hall getting better as well?
As has been discussed to death lately, his S% was very high last season so chances are it drops a bit but he roughly balances out because of the reasons you stated.

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I've been drastically low in my prediction the last 2 years... So I'll say 82-120-202. Gretzky who?

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I think he has another 35 goal/75 point season but he does it while playing against tougher competition.

As for the shooting%. It probably will go down but he has a very good shot so it shouldn't be much. I expect his shot totals to also increase so that might make up for it. 180 shots from your best goal scorer really isn't that good.

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