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08-03-2011, 08:27 AM
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Wilson
Berglund
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Johansson
Leaving some obvious ones out (Hall, JVR)

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08-03-2011, 08:29 AM
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Tyler Seguin, he'll score 27 goals with 41 assists, 68 points total with a +23 rating.

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08-03-2011, 09:12 AM
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Myers will begin his reign of dominance.

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08-03-2011, 09:13 AM
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08-03-2011, 09:13 AM
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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.
homer pick. But, Kadri gets my vote.

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08-03-2011, 09:36 AM
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Well sure it's a homer pick. Most of the picks here are homer picks, because we all know our own teams' rosters best.

I think the pick of Benoit Pouliot to break out is an interesting one. He's got the toolset and skillset to do it, the question is if he can put it together. As I understand it the system he was playing in in Montreal and the one he was playing with in Minnesota both put a restraining hand on Benoit's ability to play physical and go get guys and hit them. We in Boston have seen with guys like Lucic and Marchand that some players need to have that in order to thrive. Maybe Pouliot is one of them. If that's the case, coming to Boston, which is a team that isn't afraid to let players run around a little as long as they do so responsibly (such as don't take stupid penalties up a goal or tied) might be the best thing for him. Also I think he'll be playing with Seguin and Kelly, and that's a good environment with a playmaker to feed him pucks and a defensive guy to cover his butt. Not bad.

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08-03-2011, 09:50 AM
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Watch out for Erik Karlsson. If the Sens can score at all, he's gonna get mad points.

Also keep an eye on David Rundblad. He'll likely be eased onto the 2nd PP unit, but he has the skills to do some damage.

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08-03-2011, 10:18 AM
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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 think Brad Marchand is a classic case of a player who shines in the playoff intensity and atmosphere, I don't expect him to be a dynamic player in the regular season or a dominant player. He never was one before. Should be a solid 2nd line winger.

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08-03-2011, 10:32 AM
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Well sure it's a homer pick. Most of the picks here are homer picks, because we all know our own teams' rosters best.

I think the pick of Benoit Pouliot to break out is an interesting one. He's got the toolset and skillset to do it, the question is if he can put it together. As I understand it the system he was playing in in Montreal and the one he was playing with in Minnesota both put a restraining hand on Benoit's ability to play physical and go get guys and hit them. We in Boston have seen with guys like Lucic and Marchand that some players need to have that in order to thrive. Maybe Pouliot is one of them. If that's the case, coming to Boston, which is a team that isn't afraid to let players run around a little as long as they do so responsibly (such as don't take stupid penalties up a goal or tied) might be the best thing for him. Also I think he'll be playing with Seguin and Kelly, and that's a good environment with a playmaker to feed him pucks and a defensive guy to cover his butt. Not bad.
Well.. you seem optimistic, but Pouliot is no Lucic nor Marchand. Good luck though

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08-03-2011, 01:31 PM
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Well sure it's a homer pick. Most of the picks here are homer picks, because we all know our own teams' rosters best.

I think the pick of Benoit Pouliot to break out is an interesting one. He's got the toolset and skillset to do it, the question is if he can put it together. As I understand it the system he was playing in in Montreal and the one he was playing with in Minnesota both put a restraining hand on Benoit's ability to play physical and go get guys and hit them. We in Boston have seen with guys like Lucic and Marchand that some players need to have that in order to thrive. Maybe Pouliot is one of them. If that's the case, coming to Boston, which is a team that isn't afraid to let players run around a little as long as they do so responsibly (such as don't take stupid penalties up a goal or tied) might be the best thing for him. Also I think he'll be playing with Seguin and Kelly, and that's a good environment with a playmaker to feed him pucks and a defensive guy to cover his butt. Not bad.
I really hope so, but I'm not exactly sold that Pouliot is going to explode in Julien's 'wide open system'


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08-03-2011, 01:39 PM
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Filatov 25g,35a
Hall 30g,30a
JVR 25g,45a

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08-03-2011, 08:27 PM
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Benn
Voracek
Ennis
Pacioretty
Frolik
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Colin Wilson
Desharnais
Good choice. That kid really impressed me in the playoffs. Reminds me of Marty St.Louis

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08-03-2011, 11:00 PM
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Seguin
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Colin Wilson, just a gut feeling.

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08-03-2011, 11:10 PM
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08-03-2011, 11:10 PM
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Not exactly breakout because he had a great season last year, but Pietriangelo.

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08-03-2011, 11:23 PM
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JVR for sure. Looked amazing in playoffs.
I am going out on a limb with Kulemin. 40 ginos

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08-04-2011, 08:41 AM
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Really hope Erik Johnson and Semyon Varlamov prove people wrong next season. I have a good feeling about EJ.
yeah! i think ej is gonna be lights out next year. i dont think st.louis are gonna regret making that trade, but, its gonna make em think twice.

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08-04-2011, 09:00 AM
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I don't know if you would really call it breakout, but I feel that with an entire season playing top 6 minutes that Michael Grabner can reach at least 40 goals.

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08-04-2011, 09:07 AM
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Ryan O'reilly, Keith Aulie, Max Pacioretty, Micheal Backlund, Tyler Bozak.
Aulie could be solid, but he'll never have a "breakout" season. He's a stay-at-home defenceman. In a breakout year he'd play like Robyn Regehr, but he'd still go largely unnoticed.

Backlund could conceivably, but he'd need to play in the top-6 and the Flames are loaded with mediocre centres. If he does manage to play his way into the top-6 and get some PP time though he'd be a good choice. He did a solid job last year with 3rd and 4th line minutes and no PP time.

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08-04-2011, 09:36 AM
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A few things I expect:

JVR will push 40 goals.

Tyler Seguin will make a big jump, maybe 50+ pts. But I think he will eventually push PPG in a year or 2.

Kessel will hit PPG, maybe more. Schenn will hit 30 pts.

Tavares will dominate. Maybe 50g.

Hall and Duchene will push PPG.

Strome will make the Isles, and people will talk of him being the best in the draft.

Brayden Schenn will make an immediate impact as a 2way, 50pt, 3rd line center.

I'm really curious to see what Filatov can do with Spezza. May be a major steal.

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08-04-2011, 09:44 AM
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Homer vote but i can see Leddy cracking 35pts next season.

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08-04-2011, 09:57 AM
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Definitely Johansson. He will greatly improve on his 20-something points last year. Especially playing in the 2C slot with Semin and Laich on his wings. He is one of the fastest players in the league and will create scoring chances just because of that. Not to mention his soft hands and great vision. I see him putting up 20+ goals and 45+ assists. Somewhere around 60 or 70 points.

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08-04-2011, 10:03 AM
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Pouliot.

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

He was on the Wild first, you know, and that change of scenery did nothing much. Except for punching out krejci...

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I think Ondřej Pavelec will have a great season. People forget he's only 23.

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