After our initial conversations on expectations for OKC players in 12-13, I think we’re going to disagree on reasonable.
The AHL is a helluva league, it really is. Last season’s leading team in GF was Norfolk, with 273 goals. The best lockout AHL team (Binghampton) scored the same number of goals. Last season’s OKC team (213 goals) should be easy to clear but we shouldn’t expect any crazy goal totals from the 12-13 Barons.
I will publish the complete OKC RE on Saturday morning, but here’s the top 6:
- Jordan Eberle 74, 40-46-86
- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins 70, 28-57-85
- Magnus Paajarvi 76, 22-29-51
- Josh Green 70, 17-31-48
- Teemu Hartikainen 70, 21-22-43
- Tyler Pitlick 72, 16-26-42
I think the Oilers top line (which I have pegged as RNH-Ebs and a combination of Paajarvi and Hartikainen) will dominate the AHL in a manner similar to the Spezza Senators of 04-05. I don’t think they have the same depth as the 04-05 Senators. Am I wrong?