Stats: The Hockey News Player Projections For This Season

The Hockey News Pool Guide (Fantasy Hockey Guide), which was sent to publishers before Rick Nash was acquired, has Brad Richards as the only Rangers player with over 50 points.

They project Richards to finish with 76 and be followed by Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin with 50.

Ryan Callahan is projected to finish with 49, Marian Gaborik 45*, Derek Stepan 45, Michael Del Zotto 37, Dan Girardi 32, Brian Boyle 28, Taylor Pyatt 26, Ryan McDonagh 25, Marc Staal 22, Arron Asham 18, Anton Stralman 17, Mike Rupp 16, Michael Sauer 14 and Stu Bickel 12.

While still on the Rangers they have Brandon Dubinsky with 43, Artem Anisimov with 38 and Tim Erixon with 17.

For his projection on Columbus, THN has Rick Nash** scoring 66 points.

Henrik Lundqvist is projected to win 43 games and Martin Biron is projected to win 8.

The book was apparently finished publishing on July 19th.

*They have Gaborik playing 58 games and scoring 24 goals and 21 assists.

** 33 goals and 33 assists for Nash in 80 games.