From year to year, you can almost guarantee certain NHL players will lead their teams in scoring: Alex Ovechkin, Phil Kessel and anyone named Sedin is very likely going to finish with the most points on their respective teams.
But with other teams, it's more of a mystery. Sure, Sidney Crosby is the best player in the world, but Evgeni Malkin is no schlub either. Which one will play more games? That question usually decides which player leads the way for the Penguins.
No matter how inept an offense may be—looking at you, Florida, Arizona and Nashville—someone will lead the way. Will it be a defenseman? A rookie? Maybe a second- or third-year player who has a breakout season?
It's time for a look at each team's predicted leading scorer for the 2014-15 season. While it's very likely...actually, it's pretty much guaranteed that I go 30-for-30 with this slideshow, please do not use this golden information for gambling purposes unless it is legal in the place you are betting. This type of genius is only meant to spark debate and provide enjoyment during the doldrums of August.