Projecting Penguins players goal totals for 2011-12 season.


With the NHL regular season about to begin, the time is right for predictions that probably won’t be. As dear readers know, every year at this time I post goal projections for Penguins players. Aside from twice nail RW Pascal Dupuis’ total on the mark, I’m almost always way off, as I suspect will be the case this season. Still, this is always a fun exercise – and one that provides Penguins broadcaster Phil Bourque with endless laughs. Submitted for the Ol’29er’s approval, my sure-to-be-ridiculed goal forecast for the 2011-12 Penguins:

Craig Adams (1)

Arron Asham (7)

Matt Cooke (13)

Sidney Crosby (31)

Pascal Dupuis (18)

Deryk Engelland (2)

Dustin Jeffrey (9)

Tyler Kennedy (26)

Chris Kunitz (22)

Kris Letang (12)

Mark Letestu (6)

Ben Lovejoy (2)

Steve MacIntyre (1)

Evgeni Malkin (53)

Paul Martin (4)

Colin McDonald (3)

Zbynek Michalek (5)

James Neal (17)

Matt Niskanen (5)

Brooks Orpik (1)

Richard Park (6)

Jordan Staal (30)

Steve Sullivan (16)

Eric Tangradi (3)

Joe Vitale (8)

Jason Williams (5)