Does Matthews hit 50 goals this year?

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Does Matthews hit 50 goals?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    31.7%
  1. Kelly

    Kelly It was 4-1.

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    Question in title.

    Right now he has 7 in 4 games, will need 43 in the next 78 games assuming he stays healthy.

    Also, just to note there is an ignore thread function if you're sick of Matthews threads.
     
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    I think so. I'm more interested to see if him and Tavares can combine for 100+goals this year. I think at least one of them hits the 50 goal mark
     
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    Going to go with yes, but it will be close. There will obviously be a slump or two for him this season but 43 in 78 games seems pretty close to his production from the past two years (pace from 1st two years would be 40 goals in 78 games). Just needs to stay healthy this year and I think its achievable.
     
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    Well, even if the pace's unsustainable, this early scoring isn't something he's exactly going to lose. So he needs to score 43 goals in 78 games. I think that that's likely, so yes.
     
  5. NyQuil

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    I think so, barring injury.

    He obviously hasn't peaked yet and he's got some added protection from defensive units with Tavares and the potential for better linemates and a better PP throughout the season.
     
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    Very good chance. I had him 4th for Rocket (believe 45 gs) prior to the season but the kid is going absolute beast mode right now.
     
  7. zeke

    zeke The Dube Abides

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    bet on 60.
     
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    I voted yes but I think it'll be really close. He is just so good and the team around him is absolutely stacked offensively.
     
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    He is currently the most likely to thats for sure. Long season tho but im going to go with yes.
     
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    Yes. In only 24 more games at this pace as well :)
     
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    I voted yes. I predicted in the 45-50 goal range this year, so combination of his hot start and opting for the high range I originally predicted.
     
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    Matthews is going to score 50 +.
     
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    Close. But depends on staying healthy. I think he just falls short.
     
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    Yes, he'll get 52 goals.
     
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    It'll be close. He'll probably score more PP goals this year than the last two seasons combined. As long as he remains healthy and continues being the best ES scorer in the league he should hit it.
     
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    I think he hits 50. I mean he is probably going to be at around 12-15 before October ends which is pretty impressive.
     
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    If he stays healthy I very much think he scores 50+ and wins the Rocket.

    His pace won't be sustainable, obviously, but even if drops to his norm that should be enough to get him to 50+.
     
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    I don't see a slump in his future,I see a shadow,as in the other team trying to keep him away from the puck. I also see that being impossible given the PP goals he is gonna score. 60 plus is what I predict! I've been trying to remember a comparable player that had that release and accuracy combination...I can't think of one . Anyone?
     
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    I feel like 60+ is attainable. I don't see any good reason why he would only score at last seasons pace considering a better offensive lineup around him, another elite center to take off some pressure and motivate him to score more, actually being used on the stacked #1 powerplay unit and assuming good health. That's not to mention that he looks like a clearly improved player already, stats be damned. If I knew he would stay in this form for 82 games I wouldn't bet on him scoring less than 55.
     
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    Close to 60 this year and consistently threatening 80 when he reaches prime.
     
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    Mean Gene Haters gonna hate

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    60 Goals 30 Assists 90 PTS
     
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    I say yes. I predicted he'd win the Rocket. I'm liking his chances at the moment.

    Ovechkin scored seven goals in his first two games last season and won the RR.
     
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    TheGoldenGod 5 Star Man

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    U serious bro?
     
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    I think I predicted 48 in the top 10 goal scorers thread so I'll stick with that. Hot streaks tend to balance out over the year so I'm not going to change over his start
     
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    Healthy than yes... the unit they can toss out on powerplay is super talented.. hell def be among league leaders in goals.

    Ill say 54
     

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