Anaheim Ducks: 2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Preview

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst IAugust 3, 2008

We are now about a month away from the start of training camp for the 2008-09 NHL season. Me and my hockey-crazed brother have begun work on our own fantasy hockey magazine, predicting the stats for every player on the starting roster of an NHL team.

We hope we can accurately predict most players' statistics, and we hope to help you with your fantasy hockey teams. A new article will be posted every couple of days at the most, and some teams will come even sooner. We will be doing this in alphabetical order.


Anaheim Ducks

Note: Because of their salary cap situation, both Mathieu Schneider and Tood Marchant are basically guaranteed to be gone by the start of the NHL season so they were not included. If some different changes occur, the article will be updated accordingly.

2008-09 Projected Lineup

Bobby Ryan-Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry
Chris Kunitz-Brendan Morrison-Ryan Carter
Travis Moen-Samuel Pahlsson-Rob Niedermayer
Brad May-Brian Sutherby-George Parros

Chris Pronger-Sean O’Donnell
Scott Niedermayer-Francois Beauchemin
Joe Dipenta-Kent Huskins

Jean-Sebastian Giguere
Jonas Hiller

Fantasy Stud

Ryan Getzlaf. He managed 82 points in just his third NHL season last year. Look for him to improve on his 24 goals and possibly challenge for 100 points.

Stay Away

Brendan Morrison. After five consecutive healthy seasons Morrison experienced both wrist and knee problems last year. He may be a decent pickup later in the season, if he can remain healthy.

Team Scoring Predictions for 2008-09

Player                        Gp-G-A-P
1. Ryan Getzlaf             77-32-61-93
2. Corey Perry              80-37-33-70
3. Chris Kunitz              79-26-35-61
4. Bobby Ryan              80-30-30-60
5. Scott Niedermayer     76-13-46-59
6. Chris Pronger            80-15-40-55
7. Brendan Morrison       62-18-28-46
8. Ryan Carter              77-11-15-26
9. Francois Beauchemin  82-5-20-25
10. Samuel Pahlsson      77-8-15-23
11. Kent Huskins           76-4-15-19
12. Rob Niedermayer      80-9-9-18
13. Travis Moen            78-6-6-12
14. Sean O’Donnell        82-2-9-11
15. Brian Sutherby        70-3-5-8
16. Joe Dipenta            68-2-2-4
17. George Parros        60-1-3-4
18. Brad May              63-2-1-4


J-S Giguere: 38-18-7 .917 SVP 2.22 GAA
Jonas Hiller: 9-6-4 .915 SVP 2.13 GAA