First Annual Penguins Prediction Day: What’s going to happen this year?
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This is the thread to get your predictions in so that when we look back next spring you can say ‘I told you so.’ My picks follow.
The Penguins’ Leading Goal Scorer (don’t forget to include how many) will be _____. Geno 41 goals
Leading Assist Getter?_____. Geno 64 assists
Leading Point Getter? _____. Geno 105 points
Plus-Minus?_____. Jordan Staal plus-27
Penalty Minutes?_____. Deryk Engelland 110 PIM
Power-Play Goals?_____. Geno 13 PP goals
Surprise player?_____. Dustin Jeffrey Disappointing player?_____. Chris Kunitz - injuries
Top rookie?_____. Goalie Brad Thiessen
Player(s) who gets traded?_____. Matt Niskanen, Chris Kunitz
The Penguins will finish with a record of _____. 46-25-11
Some of the NHL's biggest questions center around Sidney Crosby.
When will Crosby's first game be? Saturday, October 29 in Toronto
How many games, goals and assists will he finish with? 55 games, 27 goals, 42 assists
Even later edit
How many goals will James Neal score? 31
Overall NHL Top Player/Team Predictions
MVP -- Geno
Goalie – Pekka Rinne
Defenseman – Shea Weber
Points Leader -- Geno
Northeast -- Buffalo
Atlantic -- Penguins
Southeast -- Washington
Central -- Nashville
Pacific – San Jose
Northwest -- Vancouver
West winner – San Jose
East winner -- Penguins
Cup winner -- Penguins
Whichever reader comes closest with his or her predictions gets a Fleer Ultra Penguins team set of hockey cards -- with Mario Lemieux -- at the end of the season.
Best of luck to you and happy guessing!
Lets Go Pens!
PS -- Happy Birthday Mario Lemieux!