Los Angeles Kings 2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Preview

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst ISeptember 30, 2008

We are now at 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.


Los Angeles Kings 2008-09 Projected Lineup

Patrick O’Sullivan-Anze Kopitar-Dustin Brown
Kyle Calder-Michael Handzus-Alexander Frolov
Raitis Ivanas-Jarret Stoll-Teddy Purcell
Derek Amrstrong-Brian Boyle-Brad Richardson

Jack Johnson-Tom Preissing
Peter Harrold-Matt Greene
Drew Doughty-Denis Gauthier

Jason Labarbera
Erik Ersberg

Fantasy Stud: Anze Kopitar

This talented youngster was able to avoid the sophomore slump, and he is only getting better. He will be one of the few bright spots on the Kings this year.

Watch Out For: Michael Handzus and Kyle Calder

These guys are likely to make up two-thirds of the second line.  While they may have been decent players in the past, but they are no longer good players. The Kings are in for a long season.


Individual Scoring Predictions for 2008-09

Player                          GP-G-A-P
1. Anze Kopitar              81-38-50-88
2. Alexander Frolov         76-26-50-76
3. Patrick O’Sullivan        82-25-37-62
4. Dustin Brown             80-29-30-59
5. Jarret Stoll                81-15-30-45
6. Kyle Calder               77-13-26-39
7. Michael Handzus        74-10-24-34
8. Teddy Purcell            77-8-23-31
9. Derek Armstrong       72-6-23-29
10. Tom Preissing          82-6-20-26
11. Jack Johnson          79-5-16-21
12. Brad Richardson       66-8-12-20
13. Brian Boyle             76-6-14-20
14. Drew Doughty         70-5-15-20
15. Denis Gauthier        77-3-10-13
16. Peter Harrold          71-2-8-10
17. Raitis Ivanas           73-2-3-5
18. Matt Greene           76-1-3-4

Jason Labarbera 21-31-8 .913 SVP 2.86 GAA
Erik Ersberg 10-11-1 .899 SVP 3.01 GAA