André wrote:relantel wrote:André wrote:TheHammer24 wrote:Everyone ahead of Sedin right now is very unproven. Over Sid's last 82 games, he has scored 131 points (according to Versus last night), which equates to around 1.59 ppg. That pace would net him 95 points this season. Right now, Sedin, who I consider the favorite, is on pace for 97 points. Definitely possible for Sid to win it.
That's combining the variations of facts in order to support your hope as much as possible =)
I'd pee my pants of joy if he pulls it off, but I'm not calling it realistic unless Sid has about 20 points after 10 games.
He had a 25 game stretch of 26+24 last year...
Yeah, and that pace through 25 games is so very much less than that pace through 61 games. Hate being the debbie downer, just saying it'll be harder than some fans seem to think.
Looking at the numbers more closely, however, shows a measly 1.65 PPG is enough for him to get 104 points. Sure, it's not out of the realm of possibility.
You're also discounting the fact that Sid has not even hit his statistical prime (~25-26 years of age for most players) yet. Anything he has done already is very likely to be only a taste of what he is capable of doing. He has already hit 1.61 points/game in a season. 1.8+ is not unreasonable at all, especially since he has had time for his chronic groin strain issues to heal up and now has employed a level of cognitive/coordination training that he has never done before. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he got close to 2 points per game. I know how insanely optimistic that sounds, but he is one of the very best players to ever play the game and he keeps getting better at everything he does so almost nothing would surprise me.