First,realize that only 1 season in tge NHL has Toews ever surpassed 70 points (he had 76 in 2010/11)though he was over a point a game in the lock-out shortened season when he had 48 in 47GP ..but hard to project that he might have gotten over 82 points over a whole season that year had tgey played 82 (probably would have slowed his pace due to "grind of long season effect kicking in at some point .. but he probably would have made over 70 points nts easy. So given alk that and considering that with Saad for Saad's last 2 seasons with us before going to Columbus that Toews never got over 70 points, I ask ...ho Q much improvement if any will Saad bring to Toews posting better production this season? IF Toews gets 12 more points it raises him from 58 the last 2 seasons each to 70...that is a 20.68% improvement effect if we attribute it all to Saad's helping him... 12 points or a bit more seems realistic ... But if tge effect is 20 more points ...thatvisvhowvhe over 34% improvement ...Is that realistic? 78points ?GI vendors Toews history it Wo us seem improbable to get that much "bump" up.. Also consider Toews effect on Saad...Saad has never cracked 55 points...he never had over 50 when he was with the Blackhawks...only got over 50 twice with Columbus in his 2 seasons there.Do we expect Toews will help bump him to 60 points?Or do we assume Toews provides no difference to tge Saad production...or worse,do we assign a negative effect IF Toews pulls another stunt like his only showing up 25% of a season with an A effort abd 75% in "coasting " no hustle mode like last season and gives us another 6 week "burst" of top effort like the last 2 seasons and meh to p-poor in the other parts of the season before and after the muscle of tge season burst period ?If Toews gives us another season like tge last 2 with sub-par effort over tge Majority of "the grind",does this mean Saad will "regress" back to only 44 points or so ? Sure...if an injury to either hapoens to take 1 on them out any lengthy stretch,that would effect any chance of an increase in production and could lead to sub' par seasons...but apart from that ,we EXPECT a "clicking from tge Saad+Toews re-union..we EXPECT a big "bump" up in their production...but I ask ..is this realistic? AND so will there be a big bump -up...a medium bump -up ...or will another poir show by Toews drag down Saad too? Give your sense of which scenario hapoens?I will Sr the markers: A) Toews over 78 points Saad over 65 points (home run!) B) Toews 68 points Saad 53 points (double ...realistic expectation)Back to "nornal".SAAD helps Toews but Toews no help to Saad to improve to his best yet season.. C) Toews dogs it for 3/4 of tge grind ...again...drags Saad down ... Toews 58 points Saad 44 points . Which o f these scenarios or close to it do You forsee? Or will improvement by Panik due to his own "condfidence"leadi g to his "breakout" season to 35 goals and 35 asdists mean that Toews and Saad will post spectacular unexpected career bests of 85 + and 70+ respectively? In other words...is Panik's play more important for tge line production than the Saad and Toews effect on each other? If Panik is the real key to the success or not of the new "top line" , then we must ask if we saw just a 1 off by Oanik last season...or that 44 points is his plateau now ..or if it was just the beginning of his entry to the "next level"...to actual stardom?Is it realistic to expect even more from Panik? Consider all the above in how you think the line will perform...a big bump up ..a small bump ..or a big fail if Toews plays the same as last 2 seasons andif Saad cannot improve his best much and f Panik has plateaued already or regressed.