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NHL over/under: How many points will key players score in 2010-11?

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Last week, we published the official sports book odds on the 2010-11 NHL season courtesy of Bodog, from the conference champions to the postseason award winners. Now it's time to break things down on an individual basis, featuring the top players from each team and their over/under for point production.

There are some eye-openers in these predictions/prognostications/wagering milestones. Like Zach Parise(notes) of the New Jersey Devils seeing his stats decline with Ilya Kovalchuk(notes) on the team. Like Pavel Datsyuk(notes) rebounding from his slump last season with the Detroit Red Wings. Like Anze Kopitar(notes) potentially taking a dip with the Los Angeles Kings.

Check out last season's scoring leaders in the NHL; and now, check out where Bodog set their point totals for the coming season. Who is too high? Who is too low?

Keep in mind that these numbers are, inherently, an enticement to sports book players to make a wager. But they also give one a sense of who's trending up or down this season.

Division by division, the 2010-11 NHL point over/under predictions, with analysis.

Atlantic Division

New Jersey Devils Over/Under Player Points

Ilya Kovalchuk: 82.5

Zach Parise: 78.5

Travis Zajac(notes): 62.5

Patrik Elias(notes): 57.5

New York Islanders Over/Under Player Points

John Tavares(notes): 63.5

Josh Bailey(notes): 41.5

Matt Moulson(notes): 41.5

New York Rangers Over/Under Player Points

Marian Gaborik(notes): 85.5

Alexander Frolov(notes): 59.5

Vaclav Prospal: 52.5

Brandon Dubinsky(notes): 46.5

Philadelphia Flyers Over/Under Player Points

Jeff Carter(notes): 71.5

Mike Richards(notes): 67.5

Nikolai Zherdev(notes): 57.5

Chris Pronger(notes): 50.5

Pittsburgh Penguins Over/Under Player Points

Sidney Crosby(notes): 109.5

Evgeni Malkin(notes): 99.5

Jordan Staal(notes): 51.5

Chris Kunitz(notes): 41.5

OUR TAKE: The offensive numbers for the Devils seem a little low with what Kovalchuk could bring to the top line and to special teams. But maybe that's exactly what they want us to think. We'd take the under on Crosby and the over on Richards. We'll assume that the odds might be off for Propsal at some point.

Northeast Division

Boston Bruins Over/Under Player Points

Marc Savard(notes): 70.5

Nathan Horton(notes): 67.5

Patrice Bergeron(notes): 52.5

Zdeno Chara(notes): 44.5

Tyler Seguin(notes): 41.5

Buffalo Sabres Over/Under Player Points

Derek Roy(notes): 70.5

Tim Connolly(notes): 60.5

Thomas Vanek(notes): 56.5

Tyler Myers(notes): 51.5

Montreal Canadiens Over/Under Player Points

Mike Cammalleri: 64.5

Tomas Plekanec(notes): 61.5

Scott Gomez(notes): 60.5

Brian Gionta(notes): 52.5

Andrei Markov(notes): 42.5

Andrei Kostitsyn(notes): 40.5

P.K. Subban(notes): 40.5

Lars Eller(notes): 38.5

Ottawa Senators Over/Under Player Points

Jason Spezza(notes): 77.5

Daniel Alfredsson(notes): 67.5

Sergei Gonchar(notes): 56.5

Alex Kovalev(notes): 56.5

Mike Fisher(notes): 47.5

Milan Michalek(notes): 41.5

Erik Karlsson(notes): 39.5

Toronto Maple Leafs Over/Under Player Points

Phil Kessel(notes): 63.5

Tyler Bozak(notes): 49.5

Mikhail Grabovski(notes): 45.5

Kris Versteeg(notes): 45.5

Tomas Kaberle(notes): 44.5

Dion Phaneuf(notes): 43.5

Nazem Kadri(notes): 39.5

OUR TAKE: The Canadiens numbers might all be worth a look as "overs" if they can stay healthy this season. We'd also take an over on Gonchar with the Senators and Vanek with the Sabres. Interesting one with Nathan Horton of the Bruins, as the prediction is a new career best in points with his new team.

Southeast Division

Atlanta Thrashers Over/Under Player Points

Nikolai Antropov: 62.5

Rich Peverley(notes): 45.5

Evander Kane(notes): 42.5

Dustin Byfuglien(notes): 31.5

Carolina Hurricanes Over/Under Player Points

Eric Staal(notes): 77.5

Jussi Jokinen(notes): 53.5

Brandon Sutter(notes): 44.5

Tuomo Ruutu(notes): 44.5

Florida Panthers Over/Under Player Points

Stephen Weiss(notes): 60.5

Michael Frolik(notes): 51.5

David Booth(notes): 44.5

Bryan McCabe(notes): 41.5

Tampa Bay Lightning Over/Under Player Points

Steven Stamkos(notes): 92.5

Martin St. Louis(notes): 85.5

Vincent Lecavalier(notes): 71.5

Simon Gagne(notes): 56.5

Washington Capitals Over/Under Player Points

Alexander Ovechkin: 110.5

Nicklas Backstrom(notes): 97.5

Alexander Semin(notes): 75.5

Mike Green(notes): 75.5

OUR TAKE: The Eric Staal prediction seemed a shade low until you realize he's been under 80 points in three of the last four seasons. The Stamkos prediction might point to a dip in his totals. Might love Evandar Kane and the over here; Gagne at just 56.6 is strange, in that lineup.

Central Division

Chicago Blackhawks Over/Under Player Points

Patrick Kane(notes): 90.5

Jonathan Toews(notes): 74.5

Marian Hossa(notes): 70.5

Duncan Keith(notes): 58.5

Columbus Blue Jackets Over/Under Player Points

Rick Nash(notes) 78.5

Antoine Vermette(notes) 60.5

Kristian Huselius(notes) 59.5

R.J. Umberger(notes) 51.5

Detroit Red Wings Over/Under Player Points

Pavel Datsyuk 83.5

Henrik Zetterberg(notes) 74.5

Johan Franzen(notes) 52.5

Nicklas Lidstrom(notes) 44.5

Mike Modano(notes) 42.5

Nashville Predators Over/Under Player Points

Patric Hornqvist(notes): 53.5

Steve Sullivan(notes): 47.5

Matthew Lombardi(notes): 46.5

Shea Weber(notes): 43.5

St. Louis Blues Over/Under Player Points

T.J. Oshie(notes): 56.5

Brad Boyes(notes): 54.5

Andy McDonald(notes): 52.5

David Perron(notes): 51.5

OUR TAKE: If you own a dog and a house, we'd gladly wager both on Toews and the over. Some real wild cards here: TJ Oshie leading the Blues in points? Matthew Lombardi posting less than 50 points in the pivot for the Predators? Mike Modano cracking 40 with the Red Wings?

Northwest Division

Calgary Flames Over/Under Player Points

Jarome Iginla(notes): 82.5

Olli Jokinen(notes): 52.5

Rene Bourque(notes): 48.5

Alex Tanguay(notes): 48.5

Matt Stajan(notes): 46.5

Mikael Backlund(notes): 37.5

Ian White(notes): 28.5

Colorado Avalanche Over/Under Player Points

Paul Stastny(notes) 77.5

Matt Duchene(notes) 61.5

Peter Mueller(notes) 46.5

Milan Hejduk(notes) 45.5

Edmonton Oilers Over/Under Player Points

Ales Hemsky(notes) 64.5

Dustin Penner(notes) 57.5

Sam Gagner(notes) 52.5

Jordan Eberle(notes) 51.5

Taylor Hall(notes) 47.5

Ryan Whitney(notes) 39.5

Andrew Cogliano(notes) 36.5

Minnesota Wild Over/Under Player Points

Mikko Koivu(notes): 71.5

Martin Havlat(notes): 62.5

Andrew Brunette(notes): 54.5

Guillaume Latendresse(notes): 45.5

Vancouver Canucks Over/Under Player Points

Henrik Sedin(notes): 99.5

Daniel Sedin(notes): 95.5

Ryan Kesler(notes): 71.5

Mason Raymond(notes): 55.5

Alexandre Burrows(notes): 49.5

Mikael Samuelsson(notes): 48.5

Alexander Edler(notes): 44.5

OUR TAKE: Lots of interesting numbers, especially in Edmonton where Eberle is seen as a higher point producer than Hall at the moment. But honestly, the most confounding wager has to be Olli Jokinen and 52.6 points, right?

Pacific Division

Anaheim Ducks Over/Under Player Points

Ryan Getzlaf(notes): 85.5

Corey Perry(notes): 79.5

Bobby Ryan(notes): 64.5

Saku Koivu(notes): 43.5

Dallas Stars Over/Under Player Points

Brad Richards(notes) 77.5

Loui Eriksson(notes) 66.5

Mike Ribeiro(notes) 60.5

Brenden Morrow(notes) 46.5

Los Angeles Kings Over/Under Player Points

Anze Kopitar: 76.5

Drew Doughty(notes): 60.5

Dustin Brown(notes): 58.5

Ryan Smyth(notes): 51.5

Phoenix Coyotes Over/Under Player Points

Wojtek Wolski(notes): 63.5

Shane Doan(notes): 58.5

Ray Whitney(notes): 56.5

Keith Yandle(notes): 38.5

San Jose Sharks Over/Under Player Points

Joe Thornton(notes): 91.5

Dany Heatley(notes): 89.5

Patrick Marleau(notes): 71.5

Joe Pavelski(notes): 61.5

OUR TAKE: We'd pretty much take the under on the entire Coyotes collection, the over on Kopitar and the over on Joe Thornton.

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