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08-02-2011, 04:25 PM
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Breakout player of the year 2011/12

What young player do you think will really show us what they have next season? Guys I can really see doing damage next season off the top of my head are:

James van Riemsdyk
Erik Johnson
Kyle Turris
Martin Hanzal
Peter Regin

Among the sophomores for next year:

Matt Calvert
Alex Burmistrov
Taylor Hall
Marcus Johansson
Then maybe guys like Lars Eller, Nazem Kadri, Tyler Seguin depending on the situation their teams put them in.

Apologize if I forgot anyone obvious, again this is off the top of my head. What about everyone else?

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I honestly wonder, after his performance in the playoffs, if Brad Marchand doesn't have more he could show us. Playoff Marchand was one of the best offensive rookies in history. He got his 20+ goals playing about a quarter to a third of the season on the 4th line (now it was a seriously good 4th line, but still). So there might be some more there to see.

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I honestly wonder, after his performance in the playoffs, if Brad Marchand doesn't have more he could show us. Playoff Marchand was one of the best offensive rookies in history. He got his 20+ goals playing about a quarter to a third of the season on the 4th line (now it was a seriously good 4th line, but still). So there might be some more there to see.
A 2 year history maybe.

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Mattias Tedenby and Jacob Josefson. They really showed that they can be great players in the NHL last year.

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Pavelec for me. I think Jets are gonna make the playoff and Pavelec is going to be a big reason why.

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James Sheppa...oh god I almost got through typing it without laughing.

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JVR, Turris, Ennis, E. Kane, Tavares, Hall, Duchene, Burmi... No perticular order.

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Brandon Dubinsky.

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Come on, guys. The question is "breakout player of the year", not "young guy on my team whom I think will be somewhat better than last season."

I think Tavares has a huge year and hits 90 points, and JVR makes a big impact scoring 35 goals and 70 points.

Given their relative experience, you make the call on which is more if a breakout player.

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Pouliot.

Only because he left Montreal for Boston and everyone has been waiting for him to breakout.

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I instantly thought of Taylor Hall (homer) but after thinking, I'm not sure if its really a breakout, more like progress.

He should beat his boxcard stats, but beyond that, I am looking for more consistent domination in his game.

It's not fair to call a sophomore season being better than a great rookie season a "breakout" imo.

A guy like Gagner (just a homer example, I don't necessarily think he will do it) is a better candidate for a "breakout" because he has stagnated (or at least, appeared to have) for a few years.

With that said, if I had to take a bet on a breakout player, I think I'd choose Kyle Turris.

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Hopefully Regin. He shows the skill, especially vision, but definitely needs to work on his finishing and consistency.

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Tavares breaks out to a 90 point or better player.

Thats the biggest one I see, others are IMO Downie (60+ points), Ennis, Evander Kane, Mikkel Boedker/Kyle Turris

On my team I see Benn reaching 70 points and Lehtonen solidfying himself as a top 15 goalie.

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Come on, guys. The question is "breakout player of the year", not "young guy on my team whom I think will be somewhat better than last season."
I'm dead serious. I think if Dubinsky's on Richards' wing he might be able to crack PPG - and that's breakout in my book.

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JVR and Karlsson for Ottawa. I also think Enroth is going to turn some heads this season, especially if Miller rests for more than 15-20 games.

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I honestly wonder, after his performance in the playoffs, if Brad Marchand doesn't have more he could show us. Playoff Marchand was one of the best offensive rookies in history. He got his 20+ goals playing about a quarter to a third of the season on the 4th line (now it was a seriously good 4th line, but still). So there might be some more there to see.
I consider 'breaking out' as making a mark on the league that's why I didn't say Marchand. The guy was incredible in the playoffs, and I think he has the ability to become one of the best two-way, gritty wingers in the game.



Unreal goal. Steals it off the Art Ross winner, makes Edler look like a pylon, and then cuts the crap out of the Selke winner.

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I'm dead serious. I think if Dubinsky's on Richards' wing he might be able to crack PPG - and that's breakout in my book.
I'm not sure Dubinsky has it in him to be a PPG guy, but I could definitely see something like 36-34-70 on Richards' wing.

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Really hope Erik Johnson and Semyon Varlamov prove people wrong next season. I have a good feeling about EJ.

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I see Clifford in LA making an even bigger name for himself and perhaps Fowler sharing the #1 d-man spot with Visnovsky. Turris is an obvious candidate as well. Judging by his play in the playoffs, Higgins may 'break out' and become the type of player he was touted to be in Montreal.

On my favorite team, I don't really see any breakout players. Couture is already out of the box, Vlasic is pretty much stuck, Mitchell just doesn't have the talent. Demers might put up some astronomical points on the power play, so he could be the Sharks' breakout candidate. McGinn doesn't seem ready to do much more than he currently does.

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John Tavares and Matt Duchene are both gonna break 80 points.

Tavares 34 - 55 - 89p
Duchene 31 - 57 - 88p

Tavares finishes one point ahead to even out their career totals as exactly the same. Add another year to the "who's better" debate.

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crosby breaks out with 277 points and ovechkin takes 856 shots on goal!!!

no seriously i think tavares has the best shot as well as some other islander players.

fowler seems pretty promising

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Unreal goal. Steals it off the Art Ross winner, makes Edler look like a pylon, and then cuts the crap out of the Selke winner.
And out-waits a Vezina nominee.

Wow that's depressing.

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I think Hedman will have a big year

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