It’s that time of year again. Time for my ore season bold predictions.
sillinger will "force" his way onto the team after a 9 game tryout
while Columbus has had a history of rushing prospects to the NHL too quickly. This one won’t be the case.(sorta). With Domi on LTIR and center depth being… ummm… lacking… Sillinger will make the team out of camp and give some resemblance of center depth.
Boqvist will have a better year than Seth Jones
He is young, and full of potential, and this year will be the year it comes out on full display. I’m boldly predicting 50 points out of the 21 year old rearguard making the Chicago deal look that much better.
Columbus will have a Calder finalist.
It could be Sillinger, it could be Chinakov could be both but Columbus will have a finalist with Moritz seider.
Merlikins gets Veznia votes
I won’t go as far to say he will be a finalist, but he will solidify his position as a Number 1 goalie in the NHL
Laine breaks the franchise goal record
Laine is looking to have a bounce back year and be the elite scorer he can be. Voracek being on his wing to feed him the puck and Sillinger using his size to open space for laine will equal a 45+ goal year for the young Fin.
Columbus will be in the playoff hunt by deadline, will still trade domi.
with the emergence of chinakov and Sillinger and with guys like Johnson and marchecnko waiting in the wings. Room for forwards is running out fast. Domi just hasn’t fit in as well as everyone hoped after being tradedz so even if Columbus is in a playoff spot Domi will still be moved at the deadline for a 2nd round pick.
Korpisalo will be traded to Edmonton for koskinen and a 1st round pick
Kenny Holland desperate for a number 1 goalie will trade a 1st round pick for korpisalo and to take koskinens contract. Koskinen will serve as a back up for Elvis who has become the clear cut Number 1 goalie.
so that’s it. Those are my bold predictions for 2021-2022 what do you think? What are your bold predictions?