Are there any young stars that you expect to regress or improve significantly this season?

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  1. Critical91

    Critical91 Marner, roll an acrobatics check.

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    Last year we saw the emergence of many young stars. Point per game numbers were through the roof, and it ended up being an impressive crop of rookies and sophmores.

    Do you expect any of these young studs to regress significantly?

    Couple stat charts. I highlighted players that had high goal outputs, I used a scale for ppg, and I also higlighted players that had low minutes compared to the others on the lists.

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    If I had to guess, I think:

    Regress - Provorov's goal totals, Boeser's overall totals, Pastgrnak's overall totals

    Improve - Hanifan's overall totals, Eichel's overall totals, Matthews overall totals

    All speculation, don't take it too seriously. Bored at work and ready for the real season.
     
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    Domi will improve in the goals department, as will Mete. Drouin will do much better on the wing this year. I think Barzal also scores even more than last year. Barkov will hit PPG this year.

    Rantanen will take a step back.

    These predictions are based on absolutely nothing.
     
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    I think Ehlers will get his own line and more points.
     
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    I'm thinking Chabot will improve if not only for the fact that he'll get tons of icetime and PP opportunities.
     
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    Barkov was 1 pt shy of being PPG last season. Very bold of you, haha.
     
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    I don't know that I expect Sergachev to "regress," but I do think he's going to have a hard time equaling his point total from last year. Seemed like the league took notice of him about halfway through the season and his point totals fell off a cliff. I haven't seen anything in the pre-season to suggest he's going to overcome that immediately, and I wouldn't be shocked to see him put up somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 points as opposed to the 40+ a lot of the TB fanbase is expecting.

    That said, I think Sergachev will take steps forward this year and become, overall, a better player. Last year, despite that point total, had plenty of hiccups.

    I think Brayden Point will establish himself as one of the better, if not the best, two-way centers in the league this year. I know that's a tall order, but his skillset keeps improving. I think 80+ points is possible, especially if TB gives him time on our very crowded 1st PP unit.
     
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    Matthews and Marner should hit 90 points if their stacked pp lineup results is any indication,
     
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    Assuming all are healthy.

    Marner might lead the leafs in points, he's usually getting the 2nd or 3rd last touch on the puck before the shot and he also carries it in. So he might explode. honestly anywhere from 75-100 points hard to say.

    Larkin I think will explode a bit, with a better team this year. I could see 75 points or more points.

    I don't see Rantanen as ppg+ player, he should regress but not so much his goal scoring, he's had two years of 15% shooting or better if that's the norm then he should hit 30 goals but 30-35 assists.

    If Sergachev is in a bigger and not sheltered role I think he could slump too.
     
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    Nylander to regress.
    Considering he might not even be in the opening night lineup, and if he is, will have missed all of camp.
     
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    Improve: Dunn, Dubois, Buchnevich

    Regress: Barzal, Marner, hmmmm, someone on the higher end
     
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    Maurice has shackled Patrik Laine to Bryan Little for another season. I expect he's not going to get anywhere close to his goal total from last season.
     
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    Barzal - stay the same or slightly improve

    Beauvillier and Pulock will improve tremendously.

    30gs for Beau and I can see 15 Gs 40 As for Pulock
     
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    Critical91 Marner, roll an acrobatics check.

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    You wouldn't happen to be an Islanders fan, perchance?
     
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    Well yea I was doing the ones on my team lol
     
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    Critical91 Marner, roll an acrobatics check.

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    Fair enough
     
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    Critical91 Marner, roll an acrobatics check.

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    Hard for me to imagine considering he produced pretty well with what looks like less icetime than many above him (by 1-4 minutes). If he gets a couple more minutes a game, I can't see him dropping.

    I think Bo and Boeser are both going to drop this year. The Hughes brothers might be reunited afterall.
     
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    How is Detroit a better team this year?
     
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    I do not know why Vrana's shooting percentage was so low last year so he should have a positive goal regression even if he had the same number of opportunities plus he opens the season on Backstrom's wing and is in a contract year.
     
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    Young guys being a year older will help them be better this year than last, natural progression.
     
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    You wouldn’t happen to be a Leafs fan, perchance?
    Horvat and Boeser will be fine. Lol!
     
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    Expect Draisaitl to regress more as he's strapped with Lucic instead of McDavid. Should see a spike in production from whoever plays the most on the right side of McDavid. Rattie most likely but hopefully Puljujärvi gets a shot and if he does, his production should drastically increase
     
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    Improve. Pool party. Rattie. Another step for Barzal to about 90 points as he’s the go to guy from day one. He becomes the next young superstar imo. A step for Marner to 75 points.
    Horvat takes another step as he has every year.
    Regress. Nylander. Maybe Rantanen.
     
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    Up: DeBrincat, Debrusk, Buch, McAvoy
     
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    I'm most interested to see if MacKinnon will repeat.

    I believe he can and will... but there have been other 1 or 2 year wonders in the past.
     
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    This thread needs more YUNG NICO.

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    He'll up his point total by 15-20.
     
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