Calgary Flames 2009-10 Fantasy Hockey Preview

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Calgary Flames 2009-10 Fantasy Hockey Preview
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We are now less than a month away from the start of the 2009-10 NHL regular season, and I think it's a great time to start publishing my fantasy preview articles for each NHL team.

When looking at a player and predicting how he will fare offensively this season, there are a many things to consider. Is the player at an age where he will improve or decline? Is he playing with new line mates this year? Did his team acquire some players who may push them down the depth chart?

Those are just a few of the questions needed to be asked and I believe I can accurately predict a player's point totals for the upcoming season. Of course, things like injuries are impossible to predict, so these are best case scenarios.

 

2009-10 Depth Chart

 

Forwards

Rene Bourque—Olli Jokinen—Jarome Iginla
David Moss—Daymond Langkow—David Moss
Curtis Glencross—Craig Conroy—Fredrik Sjostrom
Eric Nystrom—Jamie Lundmark—Brandon Prust

 

Defense

Dion Phaneuf—Jay Bouwmeester
Robyn Regehr—Cory Sarich
Adam Pardy—Mark Giordano

 

Goalies

Miikka Kiprusoff
Curtis McElhinney

 

Sure Bet: Jarome Iginla

Was there ever any doubt? Jarome Iginla can score goals, is a great passer, and never has a second thought when sticking up for a teammate.

 

Dark Horse: Olli Jokinen

Olli Jokinen put in an extremely disappointing performance in his first season with the Phoenix Coyotes and finished with just 57 points. Expect a lot more from him now that he is playing with Iginla for a full season.

 

2009-10 Scoring Projections

Player                      GP-G-A-P
1. Jarome Iginla         82-41-51-92
2. Olli Jokinen            80-35-43-78
3. Daymond Langkow  77-26-40-66
4. Dion Phaneuf         80-15-40-55
5. Jay Bouwmeester   82-13-36-49
6. Rene Bourque        74-21-25-46
7. David Moss           81-20-21-41
8. Dustin Boyd          76-16-22-38
9. Curtis Glencross    79-15-20-35
10. Craig Conroy       81-10-25-35
11. Mark Giordano     82-6-23-29
12. Fredrik Sjostrom   76-6-16-22
13. Adam Pardy         79-3-17-20
14. Eric Nystrom       80-5-15-20
15. Jamie Lundmark   60-3-9-12
16. Cory Sarich         77-3-9-12
17. Robyn Regehr      82-1-9-10
18. Brandon Prust     57-1-6-7

Goalies
1. Miikka Kiprusoff 40-22-11 .913 SVP 2.55 GAA
2. Curtis McElhinney 4-4-3 .896 SVP 3.09 GAA

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