Edmonton Oilers 2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Preview

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst ISeptember 16, 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.


Edmonton Oilers' 2008-09 Projected Lineup

Erik Cole-Shawn Horcoff-Ales Hemsky
Dustin Penner-Sam Gagner-Andrew Cogliano
Robert Nilsson-Kyle Brodziak-Fernando Pisani
Ethan Moreau-Marc Pouliot-Zach Stortini

Lubomir Visnovsky-Sheldon Souray
Tom Gilbert-Steve Staios
Denis Grebeshkov-Ladislav Smid

Mathieu Garon
Dwayne Roloson

Fantasy Stud: Ales Hemsky

Already a very talented player, Hemsky could be even better if he played harder and found the consistency needed to be an All-Star at this level.

Watch Out For: Sheldon Souray

I think he will actually have a decent season, but you must be aware that this guy has had serious injuries in the past and may not be able to play a full season.


Individual Scoring Predictions for 2008-09

Player                         GP-G-A-P
1. Ales Hemsky             77-28-53-81
2. Shawn Horcoff          74-26-46-72
3. Erik Cole                  79-30-35-65
4. Sam Gagner             82-21-39-60
5. Andrew Cogliano       80-23-33-56
6. Sheldon Souray        74-14-34-48
7. Dustin Penner           82-22-25-47
8. Robert Nilsson          79-13-33-46
9. Lubomir Visnovsky     73-16-30-46
10. Tom Gilbert            82-8-26-34
11. Fernando Pisani       75-11-19-30
12. Kyle Brodziak          80-9-19-28
13. Ethan Moreau         71-8-17-25
14. Marc Pouliot           66-10-12-22
15. Steve Staios          82-4-12-16
16. Denis Grebeshkov    74-5-10-15
17. Ladislav Smid          80-2-8-10
18. Zach Stortini          69-2-7-9

Mathieu Garon 35-21-8 .917 SVP 2.30 GAA
Dwayne Roloson 7-8-3 .902 SVP 2.71 GAA