Thursday, September 26, 2013

Testing my optimism

I thought this would be a fun exercise. I'll project every player's goal, assist, and point total. At the end, I'll add them up and see whether the totals make sense.

Ovechkin—40-50-90
Backstrom—25-55-80
Johansson—17-35-52
Erat—17-35-52
Grabovski—25-25-50
Brouwer—17-15-32
Laich—15-20-35
Perreault—15-25-40
Fehr—15-10-25
Chimera—10-10-20
Beagle—5-5-10
Ward—10-15-25

And throw in a little extra from Volpatti, Latta, and the other irregulars.

Green—15-40-55
Alzner—2-15-17
Carlson—10-30-40
Erskine—2-3-5
Hillen—2-8-10
Oleksy—1-9-10

And throw in a little extra for Strachan, Orlov, Kundratek, and other irregulars.

Holtby—0-2-2

Total: 243+ G, 407+ A, 650+ P

Let's say the irregulars bring that up to 245 goals. That's 2.99 goals per game—pretty reasonable, actually. In 2011-12, it would have ranked fourth in the league, and in 2010-11, fifth. (The Caps were fifth in the lockout-shortened season.)

Yeah, so I'll stick with these.

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