- Neil Greenberg, NHL
Steven Stamkos is virtually a lock to win the Rocket Richard trophy, given to the NHL's leading goal scorer. The Tampa Bay Lightning sniper has 50 tallies on the season, five more than his closest rival (Evgeni Malkin), and if he can manage 10 goals in his remaining nine games he will become just the second player in 11 seasons to hit the 60-goal mark.
It's tough to argue that there is a more electrifying young center in the NHL with a higher offensive ceiling than Stamkos (with the exception of a healthy Sidney Crosby), but is it probable that he will add a 60-goal season to his already impressive résumé?
With scoring decreasing in the NHL by the year, Steven Stamkos may be the last star to light the lamp 60 times in a season. But as Neil Greenberg explains, even Stamkos is a long shot this season.