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.
2008-09 Projected Lineup
Thomas Vanek-Tim Connolly-Maxim Afinogenov
Daniel Paille-Derek Roy-Jason Pominville
Paul Gaustad-Jochen Hecht-Ales Kotalik
Clarke MacArthur-Adam Mair-Drew Stafford
Henrik Tallinder-Tony Lydman
Jaroslav Spacek-Craig Rivet
Teppo Numminen-Andrej Sekera
Derek Roy. Exploded for 81 points last year, Roy should get some quality ice time with stars players such as Pominville and Vanek (once Connolly goes down with his annual injury).
Watch out for
Tim Connolly. Although very talented, this guy is just an injury waiting to happen as evidenced by his last three seasons.
Team scoring predictions for 2008-09
1. Derek Roy 80-35-57-92
2. Jason Pominville 82-30-57-87
3. Thomas Vanek 82-41-40-81
4. Maxim Afinogenov 77-29-25-54
5. Ales Kotalik 79-25-25-50
6. Drew Stafford 71-20-25-45
7. Tim Connolly 59-10-35-45
8. Jochen Hecht 71-19-22-41
9. Craig Rivet 78-8-31-39
10. Jaroslav Spacek 78-11-25-36
11. Daniel Paille 74-20-15-35
12. Paul Gaustad 79-8-25-33
13. Tony Lydman 80-6-27-33
14. Clarke MacArthur 51-13-12-25
15. Henrik Tallinder 77-3-20-23
16. Adam Mair 74-7-17-24
17. Teppo Numinem 66-2-12-14
18. Andrej Sekera 74-4-5-9
Ryan Miller 38-27-5 .909 SVP 2.58 GAA
Patrick Lalime 6-4-2 .899 SVP 2.79 GAA
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