Since winning the Hart Trophy (MVP) in 2017-18 Taylor Hall hasn’t been the same player. Injury made him miss most of the 2018-19 season and ya he had a productive year last season… but he still hasn’t been the player he once was. Since joining the Buffalo Sabres this offseason I predict him to have a bounce back year. With Jack Eichel being on his line and being the best centre Hall will have played with, Taylor Hall should go back to his MVP style next season. Another reason why Hall should have a bounce back year is because his contract is up after this year. With the market being back up in the NHL Taylor Hall will be asking for $10 million +.
2. Tyson Barrie:
Lets not lie... last year was a disaster for Barrie. He was not a good fit at all from the minute he arrived. He did not fit in the system and struggled to put up points. Joining the Edmonton Oilers this offseason should help Tyson from the jump. He will be on a stacked power play unit with Connor Mcdavid and Leon Draisaitl. In Toronto he only got onto the power play unit 1 midway through the year. He will be the "quarterback" of the power play and will lead the breakout for Edmonton. With Oscar Klefbom out for the whole year, look for a huge jump in usage for Barrie. He should go back to his old self next year with the Edmonton Oilers.
3. Josh Anderson:
Josh Anderson who was recently traded to the Montreal Canadiens for Max Domi is a restart trade for both players. Josh Anderson had a bad year last year with 1 goal in 26 games until suffering a season ending injury. But the year before that Anderson had 27 goals and 20 assists in 82 games played with the Blue Jackets. The 6'3'' 226LBS is playing on the second line with Jonathan Drouin and Nick Suzuki which is easily a upgrade from the line he was on the year before. With the Canadiens being in the North Division and only playing Canadian teams expect Josh Anderson to have a great bounce back year doing everything he can to help Montreal win that division.