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BLOG: NHLN predicts Talbot could eclipse 42 wins

And Connor McDavid could achieve a 120-point campaign in the near future

by Paul Gazzola /

In sticking with the solar eclipse theme on Monday, the NHL Network predicted what records could be eclipsed in the upcoming 2017-18 NHL season.

Playing the part of a prognosticator, three-time Stanley Cup winning NHL defenceman and current New Jersey Devils colour analyst Ken Daneyko believes Oilers netminder Cam Talbot could exceed his win total from 2016-17.

Talbot posted a 42-22-8 record last season in 73 games played. He ended the year with a .919 save percentage and 2.39 goals-against average, also registering seven shutouts.

Talbot surpassed Grant Fuhr for the most single-season wins by an Oilers netminder with 42, which tied for most in the League.

Video: Predicting which records will be eclipsed this season

"Cam Talbot had a terrific year and let's not forget, goaltenders will tell you it's a lot about your team and how good they are in front of you," said Daneyko. 

"He was a model of consistency and durability but yes, I would say he's going to eclipse 42 (wins) or at least hit 42 again because I'm a believer of the Edmonton Oilers."

Daneyko also predicted Oilers Captain Connor McDavid could one day achieve a 120-point campaign.

"I think he might one of these years, not this season, but he's going to be around there," he said.

"It's going to be done one of these years... If there's a guy that's going to do it, it'll be Connor McDavid sometime in the near future."

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