NHL.com does a bold prediction for one player from every team

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  1. Mulletman

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    So NHL.com has followed in the footsteps of HF Boards and done their own bold predictions for one player from each team: Bold fantasy prediction for each team in 2018-19

    Some were a bit tame but there was a few surprises there for sure. Like for my Leafs were they predict that Zach Hyman will be Top 10 in even stength goals this season with at least 25. Dude hasn't even scored 25 even strenght goals so far in his NHL career. :huh:

    And it seems like NHL doesn't have high hopes for either Montreal or Ottawa as they predict Kotkaniemi and Tkachuk not just making the team but actually leading them in Points this season.

    So what do you guys think of the predictions for your team? Is it possible or not? And are these predictions too plausible overall to be called bold?
     
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    I assume each of these predictions were made independent of each other
     
  3. Mikeyg

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    TOR - Forward Zach Hyman, on a line with John Tavares and Mitchell Marner, will join teammate Auston Matthews among the top 10 even-strength goal-scorers with at least 25.

    LOL straight vomit take. This isn't even bold, this is an hf hot take quality type of bad.
     
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    Dead on with the NYR prediction. Buchnevich is gonna breakout for ~60 points.

    Also like the predictions for Meier, Tuch, Girard breaking out.

    DeBrincat will not get 75 points.
     
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    But imagine if it comes true. We'll be looking at the best Leafs season of all time! :nod:
     
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    The troll just keeps going and going and going. How many Leafs fans will be talking about this? So lame.
     
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    Remedial its okay to laugh at the takes once in awhile. I do it all the time.
     
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    If Heiskanen puts up 40 points in his rookie season that would be insane. With Klingberg taking that top PP spot though I just don't see that as being likely. Maybe 30 points, which I'd be thrilled with. I assume Dahlin will get somewhere around 30-40
     
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    most unrealistic part of the vatanen prediction is that it assumes we have a competent second PP unit to ice
     
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    If Miller plays with Stamkos and Miller all season he should most definitely hit a season high in production. During the regular season he fit in very well with those two. I expect a really good season for Miller.
     
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    Zach Hyman has the worst goals scored vs ixg differential in the league since he entered it. I hope it happens though, his trade value would go through the roof.
     
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    TBL - Playing on the top line with elite forwards Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos, J.T. Miller will shatter his NHL career-high in points for the Tampa Bay Lightning with at least 70, PPP with at least 20 and SOG with at least 200.

    Not very bold, NHL. More like painfully obvious.
     
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    Not a very bold prediction for NYR. Buch has looked great in the preseason and while I wouldn't bet on him hitting 60 points it wouldn't be a huge surprise either.
     
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    Vrana with 30 goals and second in scoring behind Ovechkin? Doubtful.

    I'd be ecstatic if he pots 20.
     
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    A lot of these are really bad. And the ones that aren't really bad are not really "bold" at all.
     
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    The Tavares effect is pretty strong in lifting up players who aren't great offensively.
     
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    DeBrusk scoring more goals than Bergeron is not that much of stretch (he won't beat Marchand or Pasta).

    Bergy will still have more points regardless though.
     
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    Lol Tkachuk leading us in points is absolutely hilarious when we have Stone and even Duchene on the team. We talking about same person that tied EK in points last year, lol.

    If Tkachuk leads us in points, either Stone and Duchene got traded in November, or Tkachuk is the next star power forward in the league.
     
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    They are already right about the Ducks. News just in that Perry will miss up to 5 months due to knee surgery. But even if he was healthy, Kase surpassing him on the depth chart and finishing 3rd on the team in scoring wouldn't have been a bold prediction. Barring injuries, Kase and Henrique should battle for 3rd place in points behind Getzlaf and Rakell.
     
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    Son good ones and son baaaaad ones. Hyman and Debrincat predictions are nuts.
     
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    Someones optimistic.

    "Hey look how good my team is"
     
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    So it's optimistic to assume that a guy that was already a decent producer without playing with elite level talent will be able to break career highs while playing with elite level talent?

    Sounds more like common sense to me. He produced at the tiniest bit under PPG in TB (17 in 18).
     
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    Hey, look how good my team is!

    That's all you're doing here.

    I'm not disagreeing with you btw.
     
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    Nothing bold there. Girard was already better than Barrie on the PP last year, Barrie isn't a great PP QB.
     
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    ANA - Ondrej Kase steals the top-line right wing spot from veteran Corey Perry.

    Well that's looking likely.
     

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