Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by BallardEra, Nov 24, 2018.
If even 2 hit it it's crazy, any more is just icing on top of the scoring bump
wasn't there a bunch of people on pace for it at this point last season too? and then not even one hit it
maybe like 1-2
honestly looking at the current leaderboards I think only Ovechkin and possibly Laine have a realistic chance at it,I just can't see guys like Pastrnak or Skinner hitting 50 goals over the full season even if they're on pace for it right now
Atkinson will fly under the radar and finish with 48, just shy, while placing 4th overall in goals.
50 50-goalscorers in 50 games. In fact, 50 goals to everyone!
Sure why not. 32 goals last year. Entering my theoretical goal scoring peak of 22 years old. The kid is filthy. I think he will come up short but he’s on pace for 58 right now.
There’s 10 players on pace. I think we see 2 hit it this year.
I think we're going to see at least 5-6 players hit 50, which if I remember correctly, will be the first time for this to happen since 2005/2006.
I'm predicting this:
Alex Ovechkin -62
Patrik Laine -62
Nathan Mackinnon -56
Jeff Skinner -53
David Pastrnak -50
Connor McDavid -50
Here's hoping this is even a little close to what happens... the NHL is far more interesting when there's more goals being scored!
No way ovi or laine hit 60.
They just too streaky
never say never
Ovi isn't streaky, infact he's maybe the most consistent goal scorer of all time
Can't see Ovie getting to 60 again but he always turns it up late in the season to get to the 50 mark.
He's had hattricks on the final game to get to 50.
50 does matter to Ovie
Laine 55, Ovie 50..the rest.
Agreed. I've several times tried to point out same about Laine's career too. When Ovi isn't streaky generally, and not over the comparable time period when Laine has been playing in NHL, it is simply impossible Laine being streaky but Ovi not, considering we have to fit same amount of goals to less games played. Yes, goals come often as a groups and clusters, but that itself isn't reason to call something streaky or inconsistent, if equally "slumps" tend to be relatively short. I give that Ovi's goal distribution over career games have been on average very consistent, and that Laine has this far slightly higher tendency to build longer streaks and slumps, but does either's overall goal scoring distribution justify calling them streaky?
Ovi is probably least streaky active goal scorer currently, and his real or imaginary "streakiness" sets the par we compare other players' "streakiness".
What exactly constitutes some players being "streaky", I'd want to know.
Padding your stats scoring 11 goals in 3 games vs bad teams...
I'm sure that Ovi has padded his stats too against "bad teams" quite a lot...
*actually 11 goals in 4 games
Have the best chance.
Matthews would have a chance but he missed a good chunk already.
Watched enough hockey to never doubt the great 8. Other than that, obviously Laine and Pasta. Matthews woulda shoulda coulda gotten there but it is what it is.
EDIT: Wanted to add that if McJesus didn't care about elevating the dead weight that is his team and just concentrated on scoring goals himself, imo he'd win the rocket every year.
King Ovi will be dethroned by the prince Laine this season. Thats my prediction on it.
Is OV really streaky? Isn't he by and far the most consistent scorer of the past 3 decades?
I don't think there were as many as we are seeing this season in relation to last season at this point.
Most likely Laine and Ovi
The lack of Skinner mentions is laughable in this thread.
The guy is tearing it up, game after game after game after game.
he's a 26 year old in his 9th NHL season that has never hit 40 goals let alone 50 and is currently shooting at double his career shooting percentage
he's not hitting 50 it's just not happening,and I say this as someone that was high on him even prior to the season starting and had him pegged as a top 10 goal scorer this year with ~40 goals
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