Speculation: Player Predictions

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  1. HailMcJesus

    HailMcJesus Registered User

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    What do you expect from our players next year? Don't include players that could be traded for, but as a bonus, include the player you think the Oilers will draft next year and how they will do:

    Forwards:

    Line 1_________________________________________________________________

    McDavid: On a whole new level. He will win both the Rocket and the Hart, and finish with 48 goals and over 120 points, breaking Crosby's career high. He finally gets some consistent linemates that don't change after every few games.

    RNH: Will finally hit 30 goals playing alongside McDavid almost the entire year. Falls just short of 80 points due to a minor injury.

    Puljujarvi: The Oilers biggest breakout player. Will solidify his role on the top line and powerplay unit and score 35 goals and 70 points. Finally gains TMac's trust and proves all the doubters wrong.

    Line 2_________________________________________________________________

    Drasaitl: Solid in his 2nd line center role, but is criticized by the rest of HF for finishing one point behind RNH. One of his biggest contributions is on the PP, where he is put on the right-half wall position to unload his one-timer. Also a force on the PK.

    Lucic: A solid season, with 50 points, but just 14 goals, and is also critisized by HF for that. Regains his confidence and becomes the hulking winger that everyone was afraid of. Is also a great leader for Yamamoto both off the ice, and on it where everyone is afraid to hit Kailer because of Looch.

    Yamamoto: Will impress once again at training camp, and develops great chemistry with Draisaitl. Finishes with 19 goals and 56 points, with next to no PP or 3 on 3 time. Isn't voted a Calder finalist because of great years from Dahlin, Svechnikov, and Petterson.

    (Too lazy to write it for the bottom 6, but in short, everyone but Strome and Khaira are completely useless at even strength, making them effectively a 2 line team)

    Pairing 1_______________________________________________________________

    Klefbom: Regains his 2016-17 form, becoming an undisputed top 30 defenseman in the NHL. His defensive game improves, as well as his offense. He finishes with just under 50 points, but 2nd among Dman with 20 goals. 5th in Norris voting.

    Larsson: A beast in his own zone again, covering for Klefbom and finishing 1st in the league in hits. Goes somewhat under the radar to the rest of the league due to an outstanding year by Klefbom.

    Pairing 2_______________________________________________________________

    Nurse: Continues to improve, with his defensive game becoming rock solid, and his offensive game showing improvement as well. Ends up with 29 points, every single one of them at even strength.

    Russell: One of their most under appreciated players next year. A steady presence for Nurse and a shot blocking monster.

    Pairing 3_______________________________________________________________

    Benning: Meets expectations. 17 points and pretty solid defensively.

    Sekera: Isn't able to bounce back to his previous form. Plays awfully for the 1st 20 games before getting injured.

    Bear: Doesn't make the team out of camp, and has a disappointing start in the AHL. Gets called up after Sekera's injury and doesn't look back.

    Goaltending_____________________________________________________________

    Talbot: Very solid, getting 70 starts and 9.19 save percentage.

    Koskinen: Is quickly regarded as a waste of 2.5 million dollars. Is awful in his 11 starts and gets traded to NYI.

    Bonus - Draft Pick________________________________________________________

    Evan Bouchard: Extremely impressive training camp and preseason, earning him a 9 game tryout. He plays well in his extremely limited minutes, before being sent to the OHL. Goes on to score 100 points with London.
     
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  2. 780il

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    Line 1_________________________________________________________________

    McDavid: 50 Goals, 135 Total Points

    RNH: 37 Goals, 85 Total Points

    Puljujarvi: 27 Goals, 57 Total Points

    Line 2_________________________________________________________________

    Drasaitl: 32 Goals, 84 Total Points

    Lucic: 19 Goals, 50 Total Points

    Yamamoto: Will impress once again at training camp, 22 Goals, 61 Total Points

    (Everyone in bottom 6 but Strome and Khaira are completely useless at even strength, making them effectively a 2 line team)

    Pairing 1_______________________________________________________________

    Klefbom: 17 Goals, 52 Total Points

    Larsson: A beast in his own zone again, gets 4 Goals, 26 Total Points

    Pairing 2_______________________________________________________________

    Nurse: 9 Goals, 33 Points

    Russell: One of their most under appreciated players next year. A steady presence for Nurse and a shot blocking monster.

    Pairing 3_______________________________________________________________

    Benning: Gets his spot taken by Bouchard

    Sekera: Isn't able to bounce back to his previous form. 5 goals, 30 Total Points

    Bear: Doesn't make the team out of camp, lights the AHL on fire when he finally gets competent forwards to olay with (Benson, Marody, Hebig etc)

    Goaltending_____________________________________________________________

    Talbot: Very solid, getting 60 starts and 9.20 save percentage.

    Koskinen: Puts up good backup numbers. 9.15 save percentage.

    Bonus - Draft Pick________________________________________________________

    Evan Bouchard: Works on skating and is a beast in camp and the preseason. Will steal a bottom pairing/pp spot eventually playing on the 2nd pair by the end of the year. 8 goals, 37 Total Points.
     
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  4. Took a pill in Sbisa

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    Holy moly, highest scoring NHL team in 30 years. That top-6 has
    18 more goals than Pittsburgh's top-6 last year
    30 more goals than Winnepeg's top-6 last year
    More than 30 goals more than Tampas top-6 last year

    And those were the 3 highest scoring teams
     
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    Ok, I was generous to Pulju and Yamamoto. But Mcdavid and Drai can totally hit those number, same with Lucic.
     
  6. CycloneSweep

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    Line 1
    RNH 25-30-55
    McDavid 35-80-115
    Rattie 18-24-42

    Line 2
    Lucic 25-25-50
    Draisaitl 30-35-65
    UFA 20-25-45

    Line 3
    Khaira 15-20-35
    Strome 17-25-42
    Puljujarvi 18-15-33

    Line 4
    Don't matter

    Pairing 1
    Klefbom 10-25-35
    Larsson 8-12-20

    Pairing 2
    Nurse 7-20-27
    Sekera 10-20-30

    Russel 3-18-21
    Benning 1-4-5
     
  7. Took a pill in Sbisa

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    Very realistic, my predictions would be pretty much spot on with this.

    Except for Benning. Why do you have a 15-point developing defenceman into a 5-point guy? It's not like he has trouble moving the puck.

    I also would give Drai 10-15 more assists just from the power play alone.

    I also think Rattie is a bit high as I don't see him playing the full season in that spot.
     
  8. McGoMcD

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    Well the only seemingly safe bet is that McD and Nuge have big years together. I bet McD will come out on fire and just light it up all year. I don't think 130 points is out of reach.
     
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  9. CycloneSweep

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    I meant to put 1-14-15 for Benning.

    I think Rattie stays there all season just to fill the spot imo
     
  10. Night Witch

    Night Witch Next year

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    About 12 weeks too early.
     
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  11. guymez

    guymez The Seldom Seen Kid

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    Yup...I was just thinking the same thing. This is August/September thread.
     
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    Too early and too optimisitic.

    Having said that the way the team finished and the coaching changes at least gives a bit of hope for next year. I think after this year more than ever I could care less about individuals point projections. It's all about team success...

    But I guess I will play along.

    Line 1
    RNH 25-35-60
    McDavid 40-60-100
    Rattie 15-25-40

    Line 2
    Lucic 20-25-45
    Draisaitl 30-40-70
    Yama 15-20-35

    Line 3
    Khaira 10-15-25
    Strome 15-25-40
    Puljujarvi 20-15-35

    Line 4
    Cagullia 10-10-20
    XXX 5-10-15
    Kass 10-10-20

    Pairing 1
    Klefbom 10-20-30
    Larsson 5-15-20

    Pairing 2
    Nurse 10-25-30
    Sekera 5-20-25

    Russel 5-15-20
    Benning 5-10-15

    With improved team defense, defense, special teams/coaching... 255 goals for and hopefully less than 240 goals against should equal a playoff berth.
     
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  13. Night Witch

    Night Witch Next year

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    I want to see the off season moves and how training camp progresses. Also a lot of players who missed the boat in free agent frenzy are signed in the two weeks leading up to camp.
     
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    If Lucic looks like he did in Feb would there be an explosion if he was started on a heavy line(4) with Kassian and JJ
     
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    McDavid: 93 - 164 - 257
     
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    Lord Quas The unseen

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    Line 1
    RNH 24-50-74
    McDavid 45-70-115

    Line 2
    Khaira 18-25-43
    Draisaitl 35-40-75

    Line 3
    Lucic 20-35-55
    Strome 15-28-43

    Line 4

    RW rotation
    Puljujarvi 28-20-48
    Yamamoto 23-33-56
    Aberg 13-18-31
    Rattie 11-15-26
    Kassian 9-20-29

    Pairing 1
    Klefbom 20-27-47
    Larsson 20-28-48

    Pairing 2
    Nurse 20-20-40
    Sekera 20-25-45

    Pairing 3
    Russel 20-18-38
    Benning 20-4-24

    Bear 20-0-20
    :sarcasm:
     
  17. HailMcJesus

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    The numbers are really high for the Dmen (20-28-48 for Larsson?) but for the forwards that's probably what we can expect.
     
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    LINE 1
    McDavid | 43-82-125
    Nuge | 29-49-78

    LINE 2
    Draisaitl | 31-53-84
    Khaira | 14-13-27
    Puljujarvi | 30-23-53 (breakout)

    LINE 3
    Strome | 17-23-40
    Lucic | 17-27-44
    Aberg | 9-12-21

    LINE 4
    Cagguila | 10-10-20
    Kassian | 9-13-22

    D1
    Klefbom | 14-28-42
    Larsson | 4-20-24

    D2
    Nurse | 9-29-38 (gets some PP time)
    Russell | 3-13-16

    D3
    Sekera | 4-18-22
    Benning | 5-12-17

    G1
    Talbot 2.23 .921 sv%

    G2
    Koskinen 2.47 .916 sv%

    Draft Pick
    Adam Boqvist (Spends all year in Sweden)
     
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  19. MoneyGuy

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    Yeah, no homerism there.

    There are a few players I don't see hitting those targets.
     
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    780oil's template

    McDavid becomes the first player in close to 25 years to record at least 50 goals and 70 assists in the same season

    Line 1_________________________________________________________________


    McDavid: 51 Goals, 122 Total Points

    RNH: 31 Goals, 68 Total Points

    Puljujarvi: 22 Goals, 48 Total Points

    Line 2_________________________________________________________________

    Drasaitl: 33 Goals, 85 Total Points

    Lucic: 16 Goals, 47 Total Points

    Yamamoto: Will impress once again at training camp, 18 Goals, 44 Total Points

    Cant predict the bottom 6

    Pairing 1_______________________________________________________________

    Klefbom: 14 Goals, 41 Total Points

    Larsson: Our best defenseman, gets 6 Goals, 27 Total Points
     
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    I think giving every dman 20 goals was tongue in cheek
     
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    Mcdavid 50 Goals, 98 assists. (148 points)
    Draisaitl 32 goals, 37 assists (69 points)
    Nuge 29 Goals, 61 assists (90 points)
    Lucic 17 goals, 32 assists (49 points)
    Puljujarvi (20 goals, 25 assists)
    Larsson (6 goals, 30 assists)
    Klefbom (18 goals, 20 assists)
    Nurse ( 5 goals, 25 assists)
    Sekera (10 goals, 30 assists)

    Bonus, Yamamoto gets 15 goals and 15 assists playing only 40 games.
     
  23. VainGretzky

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    McDavid 44 84 128
    Draisaitl 27 49 76
    Rnh 31 43 74
    Rattie 28 24 52
    Puljujarvi 22 22 44
    Klefbom 8 30 38
    Strome 11 24 35
    Lucic 18 16 34
    Nurse 7 25 32
     
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    I'll say our newly acquired Mike Hoffman gets us 25 goals and 30 apples. And his girlfriend makes 28 new enemies.
     

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