If he scores 20+ in 48 games that will be pretty freaking impressive. I'm thinking he'll be in the high teens and probably lead the team in goal scoring again.
This is what i'm hoping for too.
20 in 48 is about 35 in 82, which would be huge for the Predators.
15 goals in 48 is a little less than one every 3 games, or a 27 goal season over 82. That's typically a total that would lead or challenge for the lead on the Predators. So I'd expect guys like Legwand, Kostitsyn and Fisher to put in 10, while Hornqvist and Erat should be at 15. Smith and Wilson are still wildcards IMO, if they go over 10 this season then we could be pretty good, below 10 and this shortened season will feel like a very long one...
Not sure I agree with most posts. If he does score around 20 goals, I might look to package him and another decent player for a true top 6. I like him but I don't see Horny as a legit top 6. We need a true Sniper/Top 6! We have several Horny, Fisher, Legwand type players. JMHO.