Well, let me be the one billionth person to congratulate our Czar on reaching 300 goals. This did get me thinking, just how many CAN he actually score? Let's review, shall we? The man is 26 years old, and in 7 NHL seasons where he stayed mostly healthy, he has reached 301 goals. That is an average of 42 goals per season. Those are downright frightening numbers. Just what, exactly, have you done with YOUR life... hmmm?
Let's stay on the safe side as we try and project the rest of his career. You never know how long someone will play, or how much they will play due to injury. Kovy is entering the prime of his career, so lets say over the next five years he averages 40 goals per season. That puts him at 31 years old. Let's then drop him down to an average of 30 goals over the next five seasons, putting him at 36 years old. Somewhat doable, would you say?
And because my head starts to hurt when I do all teh numberz, we will stop there even though we know our Czar will play until he is 50. By stopping him at age 36, that allows perhaps for some missed time due to injury throughout the years, and helps keep our possible number reasonable. Everyone still with me?
This little experiment puts our Czar at 650 career goals (and if things go well, could easily score over 700)! Pretty incredible wouldn't you say? Just think, if we didn't have the lockout, you could probably add another 40 goals to the total he already has. But if we did that he would have scored 300 goals a while ago, thus I would have written this post a while ago. Hey, what a minute... am I stuck in some sort of Back to the Future monkey time machine?!?!? Great Scott... help me Doc Brown! 1.21 gigawatts, get me out of here!!
So now, what do you all think of my little deal here? Too many goals? Not enough? You don't give a sweet who-ha? Just how many can the man score?