Maple Leafs 2009-10 Point Predictions

Maple Leafs 2009-10 Point Predictions

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    Yes, I know … it’s been a looooong time since I’ve posted anything here, but there is reason, and not because it’s off season. You’ll see a lot more frequent postings moving forward.

    I’ve been working on the fantasy staple, McKeen’s Annual Hockey Pool Yearbook, writing up player scouting notes for about a dozen players each for all 30 teams.

    Just finished up with my predictions for the NHL and thought it would a good discussion point for Leafs fans. The predictions process is a team effort for the Yearbook, but these were my contributions for the Maple Leafs next season.

    Notes:
    John Mitchell, Rickard Wallin, Wayne Primeau and Jamal Mayers will be fighting it out for the bottom two pivot spots (3rd and 4th line)

    You’ll notice Jiri Tlusty playing less than an entire schedule .. aside from a breakout performance on the Marlies last season, I feel he will make appearances in both the AHL and NHL in ’09-10. He has a top-6 spot to lose

    I went conservative with Hagman, feeling he flirts with career high 27 goals. Grabovski and Kulemin are a little light too.

    I think Bozak is a potential top-6, and will get spot duty there.

    I’m not an Ian White fan, and recognize his value to the Buds, but don’t see that translating into a points bonanza.

    Ladies and gents … your 2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs Points predictions.

    Player GP G A Pts PIM Pts/Gm
    Blake, Jason 80 26 32 58 28 0.725
    Ponikarovsky, Alexei 77 23 31 54 28 0.701
    Kaberle, Tomas 79 6 45 51 18 0.646
    Hagman, Niklas 76 24 27 51 32 0.671
    Grabovski, Mikhail 76 23 26 49 52 0.645
    Stempniak, Lee 79 19 24 43 38 0.544
    Kulemin, Nikolai 79 22 19 41 22 0.519
    Stajan, Matt 79 13 21 34 48 0.430
    Tlusty, Jiri 48 14 12 26 22 0.542
    Bozak, Tyler 62 12 14 26 24 0.419
    White, Ian 77 6 19 25 50 0.325
    Wallin, Rickard 58 8 16 24 26 0.414
    Van Ryn, Mike 54 5 18 23 44 0.426
    Finger, Jeff 72 4 18 22 48 0.306
    Mitchell, John 70 10 11 21 39 0.300
    Beauchemin, Francois 78 6 14 20 67 0.256
    Schenn, Luke 80 4 14 18 66 0.225
    Komisarek, Mike 74 3 15 18 139 0.243
    Mayers, Jamal 62 6 11 17 91 0.274
    Primeau, Wayne 60 2 6 8 49 0.133
    Orr, Colton 80 2 3 5 218 0.063
    Exelby, Garnet 54 1 4 5 98 0.093

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