Will scoring remain high?

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  1. mrquincy27

    mrquincy27 Registered User

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    Last year the NHL saw its highest scoring season since 2005-2006 with 2.97 GPG, do you believe that trend will stick or will it revert back to levels of scoring seen in previous seasons?
     
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    Porbably dip a bit
     
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    Hopefully it will increase but I don't know
     
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    If they call slashing the same as last year we should get similar numbers.
     
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    I will guess we see it decrease a bit but still higher then 2 years ago
     
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    Too bad they don’t call hooking and such penalties that harshly. Could be doing even better
     
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    That largely depends on whether the changes to goalie chest protectors have an impact or not.
     
  8. DopeyFish

    DopeyFish Mitchy McDangles

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    Depends on how many PPs the Leafs get
     
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    Jozay lolwut?

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    hopefully
     
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    Only one thing is certain. People will complain about goalie equipment regardless of scoring.
     
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    Whatever league scoring average is per game, in the 82 games involving the Leafs, it'll be 30-40% higher.

    It might average 7-5 per game for those 82. Toronto seems like they can score at will and can't seem to have discovered defense as of yet.


    A 0-0 game will be oh so rare.
     
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    Could never keep up. Probably 2.96 instead
     
  13. Oilers Propagandist

    Oilers Propagandist #Original 7 #07 #Canada'sTeam #AINEFC

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    With the goalie equipment changes I think it goes up.
     
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  14. Tavares the Noble

    Tavares the Noble I was in the pool!!

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    So you expect the team that averaged 2.8 goals against and is better defensively this year to let more goals in per game??
     
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    Let's pump them brakes Leafs fans, they scored 6 against a less than full bottom 5 DRW team in exhibition play. Getting Tavares doesn't add 40% more offense to your team, get real!
     
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    People will complain about everything.
     
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    Don’t be jelly, Bob.
     
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    Ignoring obvious things like power play opportunities and the like...I would say one of the major (eh, maybe "major" over sells it a touch) contributing factors is how quickly shooters have adapted to beating goalies that are married to reverse VH techniques on plays that originate above the icing line. Shooters can make that shot much more than they could 15 years ago...let's see if goalies across the league adjust. It's one thing that I know Mike Bales had worked with Matt Murray on, as Murray was unhappy with how he was playing those types of sequences.

    Other goalie coaches that I have talked to have had varying opinions on whether or not they find it to be an issue...will be interesting to track what goalies adjust...
     
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    As long as pot is accessible, I know I will remain high at least. The only certainty I can offer in this thread.
     
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    If the preseason is any indication, then no.

    And yes I know it the preseason. Teams have backup goalies and backup players in and are trying out new things, lines etc.
     
  21. Last Gleaming

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    This preseason has actually had much more scoring than the previous 2 preseasons. ~6.35 goals per regulation through 96 preseason games so far. ~5.6 goals/regulation in the 2017 preseason in 108 games, ~4.6 goals/regulation in the 2016 preseason in 105 games.
     
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    Since Toronto will have three 100 point players this year I guess so. :sarcasm:
     
  23. Rasmi

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    If they continue to be strict about slashing, then I absolutely expect this season to be just as high scoring as last year with all the young talent.
     
  24. maacoshark

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    Why do you want scoring to increase? I'd rather watch a good allround game. Higher scoring usually means sloppy hockey.
     
  25. SharksCyclops

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    Remember when Toronto had a full 2-minute 5-on-3 last night and didn't get a single shot on goal? Even during the PP they were talking about how Toronto would score at least 300 goals on the season and at least 80 PP goals. Yikes, chill tfo. It's a long season
     
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