1: Barzal finishes with more points than Tavares
It happened just this past year, but it will mean even more if Mathew Barzal finishes with more points than Pajama Boy in 2018-2019.
For obvious reasons, there’s a lot of disdain towards John Tavares from the New York Islanders faithful. Seeing him struggle, or not win, would help ease the pain of losing the best thing to happen to this franchise since the dynasty years.
In his sophomore season, I think Barzal eclipses the 90 point mark. Something like 29 goals and 62 points for a solid 91 points on the number (see what I did there with my prediction). While John Tavares finishes something like 80 points with the Maple Leafs while they get bounced in the first round by Boston.
Yes, Toronto is better than the Islanders but Mathew Barzal will have fans forgetting about the man who should no longer be talked about.
Hopefully, you enjoyed my 25 predictions for the 2018-2019 season as much as I enjoyed creating this monster of a slideshow. Let’s enjoy 2018 with the thought of 2019 and beyond in the back of our minds.