Because I've been so bored of the hockey news lately, I thought I would take a stab at the Avalanche scoring leaders for next year. First I had to make a guess on who would be on the team. Next, I looked at previous years stats for all players that have played in the NHL and tried to make a guess on what that player would be capable of next year. It was much more difficult to guess on the potential rookies so I tried to be conservative. I'm assuming that the team will be more successful under Sacco and that's why I believe there will be some personal improvements. So, this is the best possible scenario in my opinion.
If this were to happen in 2008/2009, we would be 4th in goals for the NHL. However, if we can't keep the pucks out of our own net, it wouldn't help much in the standings. I know that there will be huge disagreements on this so I would be very interested in seeing other complete guesses.