Sunday, October 22, 2006

New NHL Top Scorer

With a two point night last night against Boston, Maxim Afinogenov of the Buffalo Sabres takes over the scoring lead in the NHL with 14 points. His lead is somewhat safe in the short term because the previous leader Martin Havlat hurt his ankle last night and is expected to be out 2-3 weeks. Nobody else is withing 3 points of Afinogenov.

Afinogenov is likely a short term early season point leader, in that he likely won't win the Art Ross trophy, though he was a highly regarded prospect who took a few years to mature but showed signs he might develop into a star last season. This could be a breakout year for Afinogenov, but I would be suprised to see him win the scoring title.

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