Here's a prediction for how Alexander Semin, the Washington Capitals' enigmatic winger, will produce this upcoming season:

He will score 26 goals — making it the sixth consecutive season in which he finishes above 25 in that category — but only eight will come on the power play. He'll get 31 assists and finish with just 57 points in 70 games. His shooting percentage will be an above-average 12 percent.

Capitals fans might think the prediction is unfair; only 51 players since the lockout have scored 40 goals in a season, and that group includes Semin and the majority of the NHL's top-producing players. Plus, Washington saw more than 57 percent of even-strength scoring chances go in its favor when Semin was on the ice, his individual Corsi was second-best on the team and his 166 goals are the NHL's 24th best since the lockout.