Which NHL player on your favorite team do you think will be have a breakout year in 2009-2010? Every year, we see players come out of nowhere and put up big numbers. Since its the offseason, I thought it would be fun to try and guess who it will be next year.
My pick is Tylers Kennedy. This (or is it last?) season he put up 15 goals, 20 assists, and 35 points. That is decent, but I can see him getting 25 goals, 5z+ points next season. That is if he can stay healthy. In the 2007-2008 season, he started off great and looked like he was going to be a top 6 foreward. Then he caught mononucleosis, lost a lot of weight and never fully recovered. In 2008-2009, he was starting to come along again until he sprained his knee and missed 14 games. It took him a while to get fully healthy, and once he was he was a force on the ice. A full year of him with Jordan Staal and Matt Cooke could mean big numbers for Kennedy.
How about yours? And in my next QOTD entry, I will be asking about the biggest 09-10 bust/down year.