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Sterling Predictions: Mike Hoffman vs. Bobby Ryan

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The staff predict who will score more goals between Mike Hoffman and Bobby Ryan.

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, Hoffman led the team (and all rookies) with 27 goals. Bobby Ryan only scored 18, on the back of one goal in his last 20 games, a far cry from the four-straight 30-goal seasons he had to start his career. Which of these two will score more goals this year? Bonus: predict the number of goals each will score.

Trevor: I'm expecting a bit of a resurgence this year from Bobby, which is what last year looked like for him up until February. I'll say Ryan slightly edges out Hoffman in goals by a total of 26 to 23.

Ary: I think Hoffman outscores Bobby again this year, but that they both end up with 20+ goals. 24 for Hoffman, 22 for Bobby.

Peter: Bobby Ryan 34 goals, Mike Hoffman 19 goals.

Richard: They will both score 24 goals and Mika Zibanejad is going to look really good in helping them to get there. We’re going to be a bit frustrated at times with this line’s production and consistency, but they’re going to play a great, balanced game and we’ll see more offensive and defensive highlight reel clips from these three than anyone else.

Ross: I'll pick a tie here. Both Ryan and Hoffman will score 25 goals.

Callum: Feels weird to actually predict this, but Mike Hoffman will outscore Bobby Ryan this year by a score of 25-23.

Michaela: I think Ryan is going to make a comeback this year. He of all people knows that he didn't play up to par last season, and it seems like he's motivated enough to change that. That being said, I don't think Hoffman will be far behind him. I can see Ryan with 28 goals, and Hoffman with 25.

Ian: Ryan will score more goals than Hoffman and he'll break out of his funk by scoring an even 30 goals. Hoffman will score 20 this year.

B_T: Hoffman will score more goals, with Bobby Ryan becoming more of an all-around player. Hoffman will score 29, Ryan 22.

Adnan: It is difficult to go with Hoffman because of how easily he gets benched so you have to go with Ryan, but I think Hoffman would beat him out if they both received an equal opportunity. Ryan will score 24 goals, Hoffman will score 19.