Will He Score 20? Panthers Edition

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Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Tomas Kopecky

Career 20 goal seasons: 0

The Argument:

At 31 years old, Tomas Kopecky has never scored more than 20 goals in an NHL season. He has scored at least ten goals the past four seasons and last year he scored 15 in 48 games. If you are trying to talk yourself into Kopecky as a 20 goal scorer in 2013-14 then you put your blinders on and only focus on his performance during the lockout shortened season where he was on pace to tally 25. You also ignore the fact that he shot a career high 16.3% (his career average is 8.5%). On last years injury ravaged Panther squad, Kopecky often received first line minutes but if the Panthers can stay healthy this season he may find himself in a tighter battle for ice time. All these factors add up to Kopecky being a long shot to crack 20 goals.

Odds: 20-1

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