It has been mentioned here before how Steven Stamkos had a VERY average rookie season then exploded this season for 47 goals and 42 assist to date. So what is the chance this replicates with Matt Duchene next season?
Stamkos centers on a line with the phenominal Martin St. Louis and productive Ryan Malone so that definitely helps. But if his linemates stay healthy Duchene will center on a line with Mueller and Hejduk. I am in no way comparing Mueller to St. Louis, but we know the guy has potential. Think about what success like this would do for the Avalanche since literally that is their 2nd line. We just made the playoffs and I want to bask in that, but it always fun to think ahead!