Yeesh. Bold indeed. These are the kinds of predictions I like. Risky, but not entirely out of the realm of possibility. That said, I don't agree with any of them lol.
You only asked for 3, but here is a 4th: Mantha will play at a 30 goals in 50 games pace for GR. When Franzen gets his next concussion (one that I hopes he decides to retire and not end up in a vegatative state) somewhere before he plays 40 games, Mantha is called up and scores 20+ goals for the RW's.
The past few years have all been: have a good start, get towards the top, have injuries and then scramble to make the PO's. I expect that to continue. Yes we finished 3rd last year, but had to win our last 2 games to even make the PO's. it is that close in the East. Yes we should have 95-100 points again. But we haven't made any real improvements yet. The kids are the key. when Z, Pav, Green, Franzen etc get hurt-and they will get hurt and miss time, are the guys in GR ready to come up and carry the load? Is Blashill ready to lead every day for an 82 game season at the NHL level?
When I add all of this up I end up in the smae spot I have been for several years. Finish somehwere between 6-10 fighting untill game 82 for the PO's. Yes in January we will be torwards the top of the East. So we shall see.