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Ryan Whitney finished with 11 points in 19 games for the Oil, which prorates to 47 or 48 over a full season. That’s about where I think he’ll land next campaign.
Crosby, by the way, ends with 15 points in his last five games. Still three years (or more) away from his prime, so there is still hope yet of him or of course even all of the Big 3 reaching 150 points. Discuss.
Boston had zero players reach 53 points; Nashville had zero players reach 52; Isles had zero reach 55; Toronto zero hit 56; St. Louis zero hit 58 and Phoenix traded for the only player who reached 56.
Have you ever seen a season where the leading scorer on six different teams didn’t even need 58 points?
I didn’t have time to do up an article Sunday due to updated the Draft List (buy it here). But I figure I have said all that needs to be said elsewhere. You can find my playoff preview on Puck Daddy (Western Conference click here, Eastern Conference click here). And you can find my playoff preview for The Hockey News (Western Conference click here, Eastern Conference will be out tomorrow). You’ll see some dark horses and playoff strategy…
So seven seasons into his career and Rick Nash’s career high remains 79 and he has only reached 70 points once. Kudos to those of you who traded him away over the years for a return that only an 85- or 95-point player would bring.
Detroit has two 50-point+ players, and nobody who reached 71.
Sam Gagner was second in Edmonton scoring. With 41 points.
Stephen Weiss had just 18 points in his last 33 games.
Dustin Brown rolls into the postseason with 10 points in his last six games.
Sidney Crosby had us excited for awhile there. He had five points before Sunday’s game was halfway over. He needed eight points to win the Art Ross Trophy. Unfortunately for him, he was stopped at five. Still, it was quite the charge and he wound up tying Steven Stamkos for the Rocket Richard Trophy. Or rather, Stamkos tied him since Crosby had his 51st before Stammer got it.
My draft list is fully updated as of Sunday night, complete with my picks for an upset and updated picks for the first round. In my rush to get this up for evening pools, there may be a glitch. If so, please let me know in the comments below. Bu