The season began yesterday but I forgot to post a full recap of the projections I have for this year’s taem. There’s a few players who I didn’t get to post my in-depth projections for so I’m including them in here too. I’m only including players who began the year on the team because doing everyone really isn’t feasible at the moment.
It’s pretty similar to last season with Staal and Sknner being the only two to crack 50+ points but I have Jokinen scoring 20 goals. I also have Ponikarovsky with a bounce-back season now that he may get top-six minutes. Of course, I made these projections assuming they would be on different lines than they were yesterday so this is all subject to change.
I didn’t make a projection for Faulk or Murphy, unfortunately.
McBain’s numbers will probably be down because of spending more nights in the press-box than I thought he would. Same goes for Joslin. Overall, I feel that these are pretty reachable expectations. I have Pitkanen slightly improving and Kaberle having a slightly worse year, but those 43 points will be pretty good for Carolina given the production they had on their blue-line last year.
Overall, I have Carolina’s “main” roster scoring 209 goals, which really isn’t that good but it could go up if the AHL call-ups produce during their time here. Let’s hope that someone else up front has a break-out season because the numbers here aren’t that optimistic.