Colorado Avalanche 2008-2009 Fantasy Hockey Preview

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst ISeptember 11, 2008

We are now about a week 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.


Colorado Avalanche 2008-09 Projected Roster

Ryan Smyth-Joe Sakic-Milan Hejduk
Wojtek Wolski-Paul Stastny-Marek Svatos
Per Ledin-Tyler Arnason-Darcy Tucker
Cody McLeod-TJ Hensick-Ian Laperriere

Adam Foote-John-Michael Liles
Scott Hannan-Brett Clark
Jordan Leopold-Ruslan Salei

Peter Budaj
Andrew Raycroft

Fantasy Stud: Joe Sakic

Sakic has decided to return for a 20th season and he should be a point per game player once again after last year's injury.

Watch out for: Marek Svatos

He had a nice rebound season last year, but was knocked out of the post-season with a wrist injury. He doesn’t get enough assists to be a great option for your fantasy team.


Individual Scoring Predictions for 2008-09

Player                     GP-G-A-P
1. Joe Sakic             77-31-45-76
2. Paul Stastny         80-25-50-75
3. Milan Hejduk         77-30-30-60
4. Wojtek Wolski       82-20-34-54
5. Ryan Smyth          72-20-30-50
6. John-Michael Liles  82-9-26-35
7. Marek Svatos        75-19-15-34
8. Darcy Tucker        70-15-19-34
9. Tyler Arnason        76-11-20-31
10. Ruslan Salei         82-8-20-28
11. T.J. Hensick         72-11-14-25
12. Jordan Leopold     78-5-20-25
13. Brett Clark           77-6-18-24
14. Scott Hannan       81-4-15-19
15. Per Ledin             77-5-10-15
16. Ian Laperriere       71-3-10-13
17. Cody McLeod        78-5-6-11
18. Adam Foote          74-3-8-11

Peter Budaj 30-22-8 .901 SVP 2.61 GAA
Andrew Raycroft 9-11-2 .899 SVP 3.51 GAA