Detroit Red Wings 2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Preview

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Detroit Red Wings 2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Preview

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.

Detroit Red Wings 2008-09 Projected Lineup

Tomas Holmstrom-Pavel Datsyuk-Marian Hossa
Johan Franzen-Henrik Zetterberg-Valtteri Filppula
Dan Cleary-Kris Draper-Mikael Samuelsson
Jiri Hudler-Tomas Kopecky-Kirk Maltby

Nicklas Lidstrom-Brian Rafalski
Niklas Kronwall-Brad Stuart
Brett Lebda-Andreas Lilja

Chris Osgood
Ty Conklin

Fantasy Stud: Pavel Datsyuk

It was hard to pick just one player from this offensively-dominant team, but Datsyuk just missed reaching 100 points last year.  I expect him to surpass that mark this season.

Watch Out For: Daniel Cleary

Cleary has had back-to-back 20-goal seasons, but might slip a little, as he will be playing a bigger checking role then in the past.

Individual Scoring Predictions for 2008-09

Player                              GP-G-A-P
1. Pavel Datsyuk                82-36-70-106
2. Henrik Zetterberg           73-46-46-92
3. Marian Hossa                 80-39-45-84
4. Nicklas Lidstrom             79-17-55-72
5. Johan Franzen               74-31-26-57
6. Brian Rafalski                76-12-42-54
7. Valtteri Filppula             78-20-27-47
8. Jiri Hudler                    72-16-30-46
9. Tomas Holmstrom         73-21-24-45
10. Niklas Kronwall            74-10-31-41
11. Dan Cleary                79-18-20-38
12. Mikael Samuelsson      75-17-19-36
13. Brad Stuart               81-5-22-27
14. Tomas Kopecky          77-8-12-20
15. Kris Draper                74-7-12-19
16. Brett Lebda               72-4-10-14
17. Kirk Maltby               70-3-8-11
18. Andreas Lilja             77-2-6-8

Chris Osgood 43-13-4 .919 SVP 2.08 GAA
Ty Conklin 12-6-4 .912 SVP 2.11 GAA

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