There are many great goal scorers in the NHL who have yet to reach the 40 goal plateau, and many that have come real close. I look at the 40 goal plateau as the mark where a player can finally call themselves a true goal scorer. It's almost like the 50 goal mark in the 80's.
I made up a list of 10 candidates I believe are the best choices to be the ones who will break the 40 goal barrier for the first time in their careers.
Honorable mentions will be at the end.