Boston Bruins: 2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Preview

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst IAugust 10, 2008

We are now about a month away from the start of training camp for the 2008-09 NHL season, and my hockey-crazed brother and I 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.


Boston Bruins

2008-09 Projected Lineup

Marco Sturm-Marc Savard-Michael Ryder
Milan Lucic-Patrice Bergeron-Phil Kessel
David Krecji-Vladimir Sobotka-Chuck Kobasew
Scott Thornton-Peter Shaefer-Blake Wheeler

Zdeno Chara-Aaron Ward
Dennis Wideman-Andrew Ference
Mark Stuart-Andrew Alberts

Tim Thomas
Manny Fernandez

Fantasy Stud

Marc Savard. Savard is one of the best playmakers in the game today, and he will be a threat to hit 100 points. Watch for him in the rejuvenation of Michael Ryder.

Stay away from

Patrice Bergeron.  Although he will likely be productive if healthy for a full season, the head injury he suffered from last year is serious business, and it could cost him a lot of games.

Team scoring predictions for 2008-09

Player                        GP-G-A-P
1. Marc Savard            78-20-72-92
2. Patrice Bergeron       74-26-48-74
3. Phil Kessel               80-22-32-54
4. Zdeno Chara            79-15-36-51
5. Michael Ryder          80-26-24-50
6. Marco Sturm           77-22-25-47
7. Chuck Kobasew       74-26-20-46
8. Milan Lucic             77-18-25-43
9. Dennis Wideman      82-13-25-38
10. David Krecji          72-10-25-35
11. Blake Wheeler       75-9-19-28
12. Andrew Ference    77-6-20-26
13. Vladimir Sobotka    73-8-12-20
14. Peter Schaefer      70-6-13-19
15. Aaron Ward          76-7-10-17
16. Scott Thornton     60-5-6-11
17. Mark Stuart          82-3-5-8
18. Andrew Alberts      75-1-4-5


Tim Thomas 27-24-9 .910 SVP 2.56 GAA
Manny Fernandez 7-14-1 .900 SVP 2.87 GAA