Will a player score 70 goals anytime soon?

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  1. super6646

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    Hasn’t happened since 92-93 with selanne when he had 76 goals that season. Now I don’t want to say ever in the title, as the league constantly goes through shifts at some point or another, and I’m sure it’ll happen again at some point. But in the next decade perhaps, will any player score 70+ goals, and which player could possibly accomplish that?
     
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    Hughes will do it by 2023.
     
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    Laine diehard fans say yes.

    Everyone else says no.
     
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    Laine will score 70 in one month, and vanish for the rest of the season.
     
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    Nop.
     
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    If scientists invent reverse aging, Ovi can do it.
     
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    Thats not completely true. Lets not forget Mogilny.
     
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    Fair enough, but he also accomplished it in 92-93 as well.
     
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    I would say no.

    Even as scoring has increased, it's become more spread out through the lineup as opposed to individual players putting up gaudy totals.

    Kucherov's 128 points were impressive, but six guys had more than that in 92-93. Ten guys had more than 120.
     
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    Maybe Pavel Bure son one day
     
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    If about 3 900 567 214 500 413 stars aligned, Laine could do it. At this time, I don't think he ever will do it, though.
     
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    People mention Laine but he isn't doing anything 5v5, career high 24 goals outside the PP?

    If any currently active NHL player will score 70 I would think it's going to be Matthews.

    For either one to have a chance they better start shooting 100 more shots a year though. Or end a year on 25% shots
     
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    70...absolutely. I don't think the distribution of chances is a factor as much as trend of shot-blocking putting less daylight between good shooters and bad ones. The game will adapt, the scoring will rise and someone will get to 70.
     
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    This. It's unlikely but he's the one who probably has the most potential to do it.
     
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    If Nathan MacKinnon last season (league leading 365 shots) had scored at Leon Draisaitl's very unsustainable shooting percentage (21.6% on 231 shots) he would have scored 78 goals.

    To clean up the numbers a bit someone would have to score at a 20% rate over 350 shots to pot exactly 70 goals. The odds of those two things happening at the same time have to be close to impossible in today's NHL.
     
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    Was this thread about 70 5vs5 goals?
     
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    Maybe in my lifetime but I don't think it'll happen from anybody who's in the NHL/an NHL prospect currently.
     
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    [mod] If he is not going to become better 5v5 he seriously has no chance of 70 goals. And I didnt say 5v5, I said outside PP
     
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    Only if Gomez comes out of retirement.
     
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    Sorry for being a smart ass. I am just sure Mogilny reads these boards and I don’t want to make him sad.
     
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    Yes it's obvious that he needs to get better. Even on the PP. Luckily he has a few years to get better.
     
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    One day probably but unlikely any time soon
     
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    Sure. He's had a 20 ppg season already though, that's good for 3rd over the last decade. You'd have to go back 25 years to find someone that scored 30 goals on the PP. And then we're talking Lemieux that had 80 points from powerplay alone, a different era all together. That's what I was considering, the 5v5 numbers will have to come up by ALOT. It's possible. I haven't been wow'd by him yet outside of the powerplay though
     
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    Lucic this year
     
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