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The St. Louis Blues are three games into the 2016-2017 season and things seem to be going their way. Here are some ridiculous stats that won't be accurate much longer.
Kamil Krzaczynski—USA TODAY Sports
The Blues are on track toward an 82-0-0 record (ha). Here are some stats that would be accurate if they continued to play at this rate for the rest of the regular season.
- St. Louis will tally 164 points in their 82 wins.
- The Blackhawks, however, will only win 27 regular season games—54 points. That's 15 points less than the Maple Leafs had last year. Chicago will come nowhere near a wildcard.
- Vladimir Tarasenko will become the fifth player in NHL history to record more than 80 goals in one season. His 82 goals will make him the only (current) NHL player to record over 65 goals in one year of play.
- Paul Stastny will register 109 assists by the end of the regular season.
- In his final year of coaching in the NHL, Ken Hitchcock will pass Joel Quenneville and Al Arbor to have the second most wins ever (nobody's catching Bowman). This is—of course—only accurate if the Blackhawks win 27 games and the St. Louis Blues win 82 games in-a-row. After the regular season, Quenelle would be at 810 wins and Hitch would be at 815 wins.
- Magnus Paajarvi is on track for 27 goals after 82 games. David Perron, however, won't record a point this season.
I'm sure I missed a few. Tweet us @bluesbuzzblog if you think of one!