Bold predictions present a paradox. If you really believe something will happen, is the prediction really bold? If you don’t believe it will happen, is the prediction a lie? A proper bold prediction must tightrope the line between realistic and farcical.
I’ll attempt that daring feat for 2019-20 with a collection of out-there prognostications. Please, don’t pin these to a bulletin board and wave them at me in June. They’re bold predictions. I’ll be lucky if I get one right. That’s why they’re bold!
1. Connor McDavid gets 140 points
Nikita Kucherov’s 128 points last season were the most since the salary-cap era began in 2005-06. And yet, for our 2019-20 staff awards predictions (pg. 9), we unanimously selected McDavid to win the Art Ross Trophy. We’re so confident in No. 97’s once-in-a-g...
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Matt Larkin is a senior writer at The Hockey News and has been part of the team since 2011. He's your one-stop shop for deep-dive player interviews, predictions, statistics, fantasy player rankings, player safety and hair tips. Catch him weekly as host of The Hockey News Live and The Hockey News Podcast.