Originally posted on ProHockeyTalk:
Last year, Steven Stamkos became just the second player in 16 years to score 60 goals in a season.
This year, he already has seven goals through eight games and, as a result, has hockey fans buzzing about the possibility of 50 in 48.
“Yeah, it’s been brought up on Twitter every day,” Stamkos told the Tampa Tribune. “It’s obviously flattering, that people think that. I’m more of a realist. But you’ve got to set the bar high.
“I want to score every game, obviously. It’s something I know is probably not going to happen.”
At his current pace, Stamkos is projected to finish with 42 goals, which would be a wildly impressive total considering Peter Bondra captured the last 48-game season scoring race with 34 tallies.
The reason Stamkos’ run at 50 is getting so much buzz is twofold. One, he’s the NHL’s premier sniper — he finished…
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