2010 NHL Season: Bouncing Back From the Dreaded Sophomore Jinx

October 4th, 2010 by Aaron Brouwer Leave a reply »
Zach Bogosian — Bogosian made the Thrashers in his draft year. He went pointless in his first eight games before a broken leg forced him to miss 28 games. Bogosian came back from that injury and finished the season with nine goals, 19 points and a +14 rating in the final 38 games.

After such a strong finish, the Thrashers were counting on Bogosian to take his game to the next level. Unfortunately, he was hit by the jinx, scoring only 10 goals and totaling 23 points and a -18 rating over 81 games.

Bogosian has a booming shot and a ton of offensive ability, and he is sound defensively.  Bogosian went long stretches last season without scoring, two six-game stretches without points before Christmas, and four six-plus game stretches after Christmas, including two stretches over 10 games without points.

In order for Bogosian to take his game to the next level, he needs to show more consistency. Bogosian has the potential to be a 20-goal and 50-point defenseman who doesn't shy away from the physical side of the game, but he could be a couple years away from that point.

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