11-08-2012, 11:27 AM
Originally Posted by dyzfunctioned
I don't think Foligno, Biggs, Kassian, Wilson, DSP, etc. or 99% of the names mentioned are going to be 30 goal scorers.
Coyle is a possibility. Lazar in the upcoming draft.
Thing is, these players are hard to predict. Teams basically draft big physical guys and hope the offense comes together. Secondly, a lot of time these players take a while to put it together.
Hartnell didn't clear 20 goals until his 5th year in the NHL and has only hit the 30G/60 point mark twice in his career.
Lucic put up 19 points in his draft year and just happened to have a huge breakout the following year. Bruins took a big gamble and it paid off. Even then it wasn't until his 4th year that he broke out as a legitimate scorer.
Likewise, Backes didn't break out until his 3rd year in the NHL (6 years after being drafted) and has only cleared the 30 goal mark twice.
Landeskog is pretty much already there, but he's not really a prospect anymore.
I think the bigger issue is that the 30 goal mark is rare these days. I think we should be happy with 20+ goals and 50 points from the traditional power forwards.
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