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
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
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
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