Colorado Avalanche: 5 Predictions for 2015-16

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Oct 12, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Washington Capitals in the second period at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Nathan MacKinnon Will Score 30 Goals, 30 Assists

Back to MacKinnon. The Colorado Avalanche youngster will be one of the team’s leaders next season. Not only will he center the second line, but he will do so in a great manner.

How about a bounce-back season with, say, at least 30 goals and 30 assists? The last Avalanche player to have scored 30 goals was Joe Sakic in 2006-07. Big footsteps to fill, but who will, if not MacKinnon?

MacKinnon’s best season so far was his rookie year, when he recorded 24 goals and 39 assists for 63 points. Will he be even better than that next season? Possibly not, but 30 goals and 30 assists should totally be possible. Let’s hope for the best.

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