As a fun thought experiment, I took the averages for all current Cancuks forwards and defensemen as they are listed on CapFriendly. For players with 3 full seasons of NHL play (that this excludes Boeser and Hughes short stints at the end of a season), I averaged those seasons to get games played, goals, assists, and points. For players with less than 3 full seasons played I used what was available. I found the results interesting so I thought I'd share them with the warning that, this method can't account for growth, decline, or differing levels of health compared to the averages. It also couldn't provide any data for a player like Hughes so take the results with a grain of salt. NameGPGAPElias Pettersson71283866Brock Boeser66282856Bo Horvat76232952JT Miller80193453Tanner Pearson81191837Micheal Ferland75181836Loui Eriksson65111526Brandon Sutter56111122Sven Baertschi49141226Antoine Roussel6691625Jay Beagle7281422Tim Schaller627815Josh Leivo325712Jake Virtanen528715Tyler Motte516410Nikolai Goldobin*305712Alex Edler6572229Tyler Myers5861824Chris Tanev502911Troy Stetcher7221719Jordie Benn7641418Oscar Fantenberg29145Alex Biega40189Quinn Hughes**65???Call-Ups***27???*Goldobin was scheduled to play 37 games, but there were only 30 games left so I cut his games down and adjusted his goals and points accordingly. **As mentioned I could generate data for Hughes so I left this blank. Assuming he's ready and places within the top 20 for rookie defensemen we still shouldn't assume more than 5 goals from Hughes this coming season. A 5g - 15 a- 20p season would have put him solidly 4th for rookie defenseman last season so I don't want to hope for more than that. ***We used a lot more random D-men than forwards last season so instead os using a single player I just used a catch-all. I didn't fill in the points of goals but if we managed 1 goal and like 6 assists I'd be happy. The total for goals scored came out to 242 which would have placed us tied for 17th in that category instead of tied for 25th. It represents a 10.5% increase in goal scoring which nets 23 more goals. Assuming we get comparable defense compared to last season, and with Gudbranson gone I don't see how we could be that much worse, that probably means we win another half-dozen or so games. Assuming we outright win an extra six games and convert another two OTLs into OTWs we'd have made the playoffs last season as the 3rd seed in the Pacific and played San Jose. We'd have been a bubble team, but I don't think anybody expects more than that from the current group without serious improvement from some younger players. These numbers suggest that we should be a bubble team this coming season even with our usual level of injury 'luck' and even if none of our young players improve over last season. Unless you assume slumps or major injuries to our key young players and regression from our vets I think it's safe to assume we'll be a bubble team.