Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by super6646, Aug 10, 2019.
Yes, very soon. And that player is Alex DeBrincat of the Chicago Blackhawks.
To hit 70 in today's game you'd probably have to pot at least 40-50 at even strength and another 20-30 on the PP.
In Stamkos' 60 goal campaign he netted 48 at even strength but only managed 12 on the PP. When Ovi hit 65 he went 43 and 22.
In order to accomplish this you would need someone who is a lights out shooter coupled with one of the better passers in the game. Then they also have to be lights out on the PP.
The Tavares-Marner combo is probably the closest in the league to maybe accomplishing this. Tavares potted 37 last year at even strength with Marner, with another 10 on the PP. If those two can find another gear at even strength and the Leafs PP can start to click with Tavares as the main trigger man they could at least get him to 60. That seems to be a key factor as well. You absolutely have to be the focal point of your teams PP.
Matthews is a great 5v5 scorer but hasn't figured out the PP scoring yet and isn't really playing with the right playmaker to get him into that next tier. Laine has been the reverse the last few seasons. Lights out on the PP but can't seem to figure out where the net is at 5v5. He also suffers from not having an elite passer feeding him the puck. If either of those two start playing with an elite passer they could be good candidates for hitting those lofty totals at 5v5 needed to hit even 60 goals let alone 70 in today's game.
Ovi's sixty five goal season was a pretty big outlier, other than that season he's never scored sixty and he only scored fifty five once. It's hard for me to imagine someone could be that lucky to be a worse scorer than Ovi but score seventy in this era. Has anyone but Stamkos hit sixty?
No, Stammer is the only one.
Draisaitl got 50 last year, so I'd say yes. If one of these magical play-makers finds chemistry with a sniper it could happen. Why not?
Are you saying that in order to score 70 goals Patrik Laine would have to be better than he is now? Wow.
No, I don't think anyone's scoring 70 any time soon.
Laine is the only one who has a chance.
What was it about Laine, if he'd had the same shooting% as he had the season before, he'd have scored 47 goals or something, even with his crappy ass play this season. Still, you get the feeling that the Laine ship's sailed and there really aren't any super high-end goalscoring players at this point, except Caufield and Kakko, I guess. But it's tough to see 70 goal potential in either. Well, Kakko's rookie campaign will tell a lot.
Oh I’m not disagreeing that I can’t see it happening, just saying that feat alone wouldn’t make them better than Ovi in my opinion.
No way Matthews gets close.
I could see Mcdavid coming close. Mckinnon will be close.
Ovi might go on a tear and get it however.
Ovechkin next year.
Doubt it will ever be done again. The rules would have to make it easier to score.
If Ovechkin hasn’t done it, I can’t see anyone doing it soon...
Sorry but the McDavid/Matthews thing is plain ridiculous. McDavid is easily the best overall player between the two, but McDavid is not a pure goal scorer, he is more a playmaker first, while Matthews bread and butter is goal scoring. If only one of these two had a chance to hit 70 someday, my money is on Matthews every time. McDavid will out-pt him most every season, but when you look at just goal scoring, Matthews is currently better than McDavid.
70 goals.. oh man!! That requires some serious talent from the guy who is chasing that feat but also from his linemates and those guys he's playing with.
Powerplay will probably be key part of accomplishing it so one shuld take that into consideration aswell. That may take few years to get accomplished, cuz it takes some serious consistency tbh.
Probably if McDavid played somewhere else, probably some Leafs player (Matthews?) Or then in the future some real gem on that spot (Caufield, Holtz?) with great feeders and screeners culd do it? Maybe if Laine culd bounce back and gets his production together at 5vs5, who knows.
I mean they've tried to make goalscoring numbers increased every single year, so I dont see why anybody wouldnt hit that marker probably as soon as next decade. But 80 goals is probably still in any cases way too high so soon, but remains to be seen. High-end goalscorers are fun to watch anyway, whether they scored 70 or 40 goals.
The guy who has barely cracked 70 points?
Meh, if he did the team would likely go 16-0 in that month, which would be a good enough run to help get his team to the playoffs. AKA, he did his job.
Laine should reach 50 first before talking about 70
I think it’s possible. You’d have to have prodigious PP numbers. The player would have to net at least 35 PP goals. The record is 34 by Tim Kerr. But if a player is a sniper and just tears it up on the PP, then it’s possible IMO.
Maybe they need to start training together to complete eachother
I dont think they'd have great chemistry as they are both shooters.
Definitely. My comment wasn't meant to be taken seriously but I wish it worked like that.
If Laine is allowed to not worry about hockey....and just sit in the sweet spot on every PP/Offensive zone possession.
Basically like a Lacrosse player that only jumps on the floor when his team has possession.
In other words.. doubtful.
No current player. Even with Caufield's hype, or any other coming snipers, nope. If Ovechkin, who's heading for Gretzky record (a stretch though) scored 65 max, I don't think it'll happen anytime soon!!
It would take a player like Ovy plus a ton of luck.