Will the Maple Leafs score at least 100 power play goals this season?

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Will the Maple Leafs score at least 100 power play goals this season?

  1. Yes they will score at least 100 power play goals

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  2. No they will come up just short of that number

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  1. LeafsNation75

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    Last night during the Leafs broadcast on TSN4 Ray Ferraro said they have a good chance of scoring at least 100 power play goals total this season. However he also mentioned no team has scored that many since the 2005-2006 season which was last done by Detroit, Toronto, Buffalo, Ottawa and Atlanta. So does anyone think this years Maple Leafs have a chance of scoring 100 power play goals or will they just miss out on that number?
     
  2. CantLoseWithMatthews

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    I think they will be way short. they had 54 last year
     
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    Should be a third option. Not that close.
    They weren’t close last year and it’s really tough to hit 100.
    It’s too soon to say how the players will mix and what the loss of JVR means
     
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  4. LeafsNation75

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    I realize it's just the preseason but so far their power play has shown it won't be suffering with JVR no longer on the team.
     
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    Overly optimistic at this point.

    Why don't we wait until 20 games in or so and see where the Leafs PP stands then?
     
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    Like you said it’s just the pre season and the Leafs have played a lot of bad teams. We’ll see how it goes when the season starts.
    I think the PP will be one of the top ones but I also thought Calgary would have one f the best defensive groups when they added Hamilton. Some times things that look good on paper don’t translate as well to the ice. For all of his faults JVR had a pretty unique skill on the power play.
     
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    Not even close penguins, who I think everyone will agree have a clearly better power play and led the league had 68 last year.
     
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    Lol at the options given.
    Just short? **** off.

    They had a good power play last year and barely got 50
     
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    I know that the last 2 seasons with JVR the Leafs power play was ranked 2nd. However going back to the 2014-2015 season with JVR playing all 82 games it was also ranked 26th.

    I'm not including the 2015-2016 season since JVR only played in 40 games, so it wouldn't be fair to mention how that year their power play ranked 29th.
     
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    At least 100 or just short of 100. With that wide range of options, I vote for neither.
     
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    3rd Option - Not Close
     
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    The even funnier part is that there’s a bunch of Leaf fans voting for the over 100 option.
    Almost doubling their PP numbers and beating the Penguins top ranked PP by almost 50% seems a tad optimistic. But it’s September and everyone is probably over optimistic about their team.
     
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    Folks said. the Leafs were playing against poor teams in pre season. Yea Ottawa, Montreal , Buffalo and Detroit....the same teams they will facing this year. Could be the year they the Leafs get 100. More important can they get a PP goal in a tight game against Boston, or Tampa in April,May.
     
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    Lol no.. There was way more PPs back in 2005
     
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    PPs aren't common enough in recent seasons for a team to score 100 PP goals in a season.

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    32016-17NHL12302.770.572.9919.1080.9030.127.5.9132.59
    42015-16NHL12302.710.583.1118.6681.3429.627.1.9152.51
    52014-15NHL12302.730.573.0618.6681.3429.827.3.9152.52
    62013-14NHL12302.740.593.2717.8982.1130.027.4.9142.56
    72012-13NHL7202.720.613.3218.2281.7829.026.5.9122.54
    82011-12NHL12302.730.573.3117.3182.6929.727.1.9142.54
    92010-11NHL12302.790.643.5418.0281.9830.327.7.9132.61
    102009-10NHL12302.840.683.7118.2381.7730.227.5.9112.66
    112008-09NHL12302.910.794.1618.9581.0530.127.4.9082.73
    122007-08NHL12302.780.764.2817.7582.2529.026.3.9092.61
    132006-07NHL12302.950.854.8517.5882.4229.526.7.9052.77
    142005-06NHL12303.081.035.8517.6882.3229.927.0.9012.92
     
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    It's not how good they are on the PP. It's the opportunities aren't there. It's not 2005 - 2006 anymore.
     
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    I don't see how it is possible that adding Tavares essentially doubles their PP goals. They had 56 last season with a 25% success rate. So that means they either need to:

    1. Convert on 45% of their powerplays - Impossible over 82 games
    2. Get twice as many opportunities - They had 224 last season. They'll get a few more with the addition of Tavares, as teams will be taking penalties to prevent scoring opportunities.
    3. Significant combination of 1. and 2.

    I remember hearing Ferarro saying that, and he is one of my favorite color guys in the sport, but I don't see how this is even remotely possible. I think even hitting 70 powerplay goals would be an achievement. If someone actually thinks 100 is doable, I would be curious to hear what they think the Leafs success rate will be and how many opportunities they think the Leafs will have.

    Even if they had the most opportunies in the league (Colorado led league last year with 296) they would still need a PP% of 33.0%. That would just be crazy.

    I think that is certainly debatable. Pens had a slightly better powerplay than the Leafs last year, the Leafs added Tavares AND are finally stacking their top unit. I would be very surprised if the Pens powerplay ends up better than the Leafs this year.
     
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    Not that funny.
     
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    Listing these as options is the most blatant homer move I could even feasibly imagine on this topic
     
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    Maplebeasts I See Demons!!!!!

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    Yeah no they are not. Not even close. 60 is possible though
     
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    *looks at defense*

    ...

    They’d better hope so
     
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    The team with the most PP opportunities last year was Colorado with 296, and the highest PP% last year was the Pens at 26.15%. If Toronto hit both those numbers, that would be 77-78 goals. In order to hit it, a team would have to get at least 370-380 PPOs, and no one has had that many since 08-09. Barring a significant change in penalties called, it's not happening. 70 would be a realistically high goal
     
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    That's a no from me.
     
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    Probably not that top PP unit sure looks capable of it
     
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    Na 1,000,000 seems more likely.
     
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