Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by SpinningEdge, Jul 25, 2019.
You have to pick one
The field... or Ovechkin
The field. Ovi is done winning rockets. He will get between 30-35 goals.
Ovi. The field is done winning rockets. Old man strength will get between 55-60 goals.
Man if Draisaitl can replicate that season (I think it's unlikely) and Ovi FINALLY starts regressing - then the field.
Maybe guys like Matthews/Point with fully healthy seasons and stacked ass teams could put up a good fight.
But I expect Ovi to take it again. Hard to imagine anyone else winning it over that guy. He's just in a goal-scoring-world of his own.
Questions like will Ovi break 895 are dumb. In his next 4 seasons he will score a total of 126 goals (34, 32, 31, 29) and then he will retire from the league with around 784 goals. He wont even be a 30 goal scorer 4 years from now!
I think Ovi is still the favorite but I'd go with the field for sure. Ovi might fade a bit, might miss 10+ games with injury, someone else could have a big season. 35-40% chance Ovi wins again.
Always take the field.
There were 10 players within 10 goals of Ovechkin last season, and every single one of them is younger than him, most considerably younger.
He may not decline next season, but he is getting older and it’s going to be more difficult for him with each passing year.
Plenty of great goal scorers in this league and there are a number of excellent candidates who could pot 50 next season.
Hum almost feel like likely for how much dominant he has been, that said last season 15.1% was is best shooting percentage in career, is shooting was not that higher than is 30 something goal seasons, would need some "bounce back" to over 370 shot to be a safe winner.
Go with the field.
Give me an aging Ovechkin. 100%
I think Ovi will score around 45 goals this year and someone else will win it with only a few more.
I'll take Ovie. He's probably good for 30-40 a year just setting up in his usual spot. We all know it's coming but it still can't be stopped.
Feel like this year will be ovechkin last rocket. Of course its like we are saying this every year and then he just wins it again and again
Oveckin can be a 30 goal scorer just by standing in one spot on the pp lol
Second of all, why is he retiring at age 37?? Your telling me he is just gonna retire and not even attempt the record?
I'll say the same thing every year....until I'm right.
Ovechkin isnt the force he once was but he is still the best goal scorer in the history of hockey and has the best opportunity with more PP time than any of his competitors.
Can't bet against the house ,whom is Ovy.
Until proven otherwise I have to go with Ovechkin.
Until i see his legs starting to go, and they are always the first to go with any aging athlete who is otherwise healthy, then I can't bet against him yet.
And I sure as hell didn't see them showing their age last year.
The field as I see Ovie hitting a wall soon. He will continue to get his 30 plus but I don't see him winning another Rocket.
I remember when he scored 33 in 2017, he was done according to most, the decline was beginning. Two Rockets later here we sit asking the same question.
One of these seasons, heck maybe it's this upcoming one, everyone who says the decline is coming will be correct and say "see I told you".
For the record if Matthews plays the entire season I can see him winning it.
He’s proven to me for many many years that I can bet on Ovi so I bet on Ovi.
I don’t even need the field. It’s obviously Matthews’ award to lose.
I think Matthews or McDavid will win it.
Generally I would agree. But that's been a losers bet in 6 of the last 7 years. I actually don't think there's many guys who have more than an outside shot at 50. Matthews and Laine should change things soon but the competition for goalscorers has been pretty weak lately
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