Certain players have their haters and will be whipping boys even if they get hat tricks every other game. They'll either be scolded for not getting them every game, or their defensive game will be called into question. Haters gonna hate.
Some players will have had such lofty expectations thrust upon them either because of past performance or from the predictions of others who have watched them at other levels that they won't be able to live up to them.
Some players will just have bad years or go on bad streaks. It happens.
Cleary, Bert, Sammy, and Franzen will have to clear the pre-conceived hurdles. This makes them front-runners.
I think we'll be expecting too much of Weiss. He's going to be the one.
Of course anyone can do it with a little lack of effort, bad luck, and falling out of favour with the herd mentality of LGW.
Money on the board: Current total: $6
$1 for a goal by any current Wing after whom I have named a hamster. An additional $5 for a series-clinching goal scored by any current Wing after whom I have named a hamster. $5 if the other team fails to score against a current Wing goalie after whom I have named a hamster.
Hamsters I have had: (current Wings highlighted)
Henrik Pavel Tomas Nicklas Dominik
Niklas Matthew Daniel Robert
Johan Andreas Valtteri Jonathan
Andrew Patrick Ian Todd
Jordin Damien Gustav James