Which Top Young NHL Forwards Regress This Year?

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  1. StayPuft39

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    Who goes down in point pace noticeably? For players drafted in 2013 and later. Here are some:

    Matthews
    Laine
    Barkov
    Mackinnon
    Eichel
    Draisaitl
    Pastrnak
    Ehlers
    Drouin
    Monahan
    Nylander
    Marner
    Larkin
    Rantanen
    Barzal
    Boeser
    M Tkachuk
    Hischier
    Aho
     
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    Ehlers
     
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    Nylander doesn't hit 60 points
     
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    Barzal seems like the most prime to regress. Even if he ends with like 60-low 70 points
     
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    Brock Besser is obvious. He has Fallen Off a Cliff.
     
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    Ehlers, Drouin, Larkin, Barzal, and Boeser.

    I'm kind of iffy on Ehlers and Barzal because I think they are already pretty good players who may not get the opportunities and protection that they have had in the past. I'm pretty certain that Drouin will regress, and Larkin has too much on his plate to really take his game to another level right now.

    Boeser is just a case of a player who shoots great, but I'm not a fan of the rest of his game.
     
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    MacKinnon is unlikely to play at 1.3 points per game pace.
     
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    Wild bill
     
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    That's a good one. Doing players drafted 2013 after though.
     
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    He may not even play.
     
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    William "Le'Veon Bell" Nylander
     
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    Oh I missed that.

    I wouldn’t pick anyone from your list to decline noticeably in PPG. But I agree that one of the most likely candidates is Brock boeser, because of the lack of scoring for the canucks in general.
     
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    Which is why my prediction is the easy pick :P
     
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    Ehlers. And not because his play would've regressed, but 4th line... That's just wrong !
     
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    Mackinnon,Rantanen,and Matthews

    maybe Barzal too but less sure about that one
     
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    Connor McDavid he's been invisble this season:sarcasm:
     
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    Boeser, but not because of real regression rather he still doesn't look 100% healthy

    Including pre-season, he hasn't looked anything like what he did last year.
     
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    Maybe, but it's hard to see him regressing hard. He will get all the icetime and opportunity to put up similar if not better point totals. He will get the best wingers, top PP time. The safe bet is that he leads the Wings in points.
     
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    Can Drouin even regress any more than he has?
     
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    Boeser was nursing two injuries in the summer, I just don’t think he’s 100% right now which is why he could be due for a poor start to the season.
     
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    1 game.
     
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    Can't have a worse season if you don't play

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    I predicted Boeser would put up around the same point totals as last year maybe a little higher, but in a full season.

    So same points, but lower points per game
     
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    Nobody other than McDavid is likely to, so fair point I suppose.
     

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