Way-Too-Early Bold Predictions for 2020-21

Way-Too-Early Bold Predictions for 2020-21

The 2019-20 fantasy season was a bit of a downer because it ended so abruptly. Ultimately, there was no way to properly crown a winner, but hope springs eternal with the thought of a new season. We don't know when next season will start, but the league has been adamant and confident that there will be one. Whether you're defending your league title with an asterisk or going on a revenge tour, here are some way-too-early bold predictions for the upcoming season. 

The Art Ross winner will average at least 1.65 points per game

Scoring is up across the league, but just how efficient can the league's top scorer get? Nikita Kucherov won the Art Ross in 2019 with 128 points (1.56 P/GP) and Leon Draisaitl took the title this past season with 110 points (1.55 P/GP), but the record for best P/GP in the cap era (min. 40 GP) actually belongs to Sidney Crosby, who scored 66 points in just 41 games (1.61) in the 2010-11 season. Only one player has managed to eclipse 1.61 P/GP over the past 20 seasons (Mario Lemieux in 2000-01), and it's about time we got another. The top candidates right now are Leon Draisaitl, Nikita Kucherov, Connor McDavid and Nathan MacKinnon, but I'll also throw in the possibility of monster seasons from Auston Matthews and Jack Eichel, as well as dark-horse candidates in Evgeni Malkin and Elias Pettersson

No goalie will win 30 games

Last season, I

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Jason Chen
Jason joined RotoWire in 2013. In 2014, he was a finalist for the FSWA Hockey Writer of the Year award. Jason has also written for Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports, The Hockey News, The Hockey Hall of Fame's Legends Magazine, and Centre Ice Magazine.
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