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Lee C.J. Sobotka The Hockey Writers

Published on Sunday, August 2, 2015





Does Phil Kessel Score Over or Under 35 Goals This Season?

The Pittsburgh Penguins new winger, Phil Kessel, is known for his ability to “put the biscuit in the basket” with the best of them.

Historically, he posted 37 goals twice – the 2011 and 2013 seasons. He put up 36 in his final season with Boston, back in 2008. Excepting for the strike-shortened season when he scored 20 goals, last season’s 25 goals is his lowest since his first two full seasons in the league.

Setting the bar at a reasonable 35 goals, do you think Kessel will score more or less than that?

Personally, I think that if Kessel scores less than 30 goals, it’s criminal. If he scores less than 40 goals, it’s underwhelming. Anything over that should be expected, as he is going to be playing with the best talent of his career.

What do you think? Over or under?


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