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?
@THWMark @LCJS I could see it under
— Jeremy (@akfleachadjohn) August 2, 2015
— Hunter (@HunterHodies) August 2, 2015
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?
Lee is a contributor here at The Hockey Writers as well as at Pens Initiative. A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, he worked an internship at VH1 Radio in NYC and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Penn State – New Kensington campus student newspaper, The Nittany Pride. You can visit Lee’s website here: leecjsobotka.com.