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.
Minnesota Wild 2008-09 Projected Lineup
Andrew Brunette-Mikko Koivu-Marian Gaborik
Owen Nolan-James Sheppard-P-M Bouchard
Stephane Veilleux-Eric Belanger-Antti Miettinen
Derek Boogard-Colton Gillies-Benoit Pouliot
Brent Burns-Kim Johnsson
Nick Schultz-Marek Zidlicky
Martin Skoula-Marc-Andre Bergeron
Fantasy Stud: Marian Gaborik
This young speedster finally put together a healthy season last year and this may be the year he hits 50 goals.
Watch out for: Marian Gaborik
I realize that I picked the same player for both categories but there is no point in ignoring Gaboriks injury history.
Individual Scoring Predictions for 2008-09
1. Marian Gaborik 77-48-40-88
2. Mikko Koivu 79-20-49-69
3. P-M Bouchard 82-18-48-66
4. Andrew Brunette 75-22-38-60
5. Marek Zidlicky 79-8-38-46
6. Owen Nolan 76-16-24-40
7. James Sheppard 80-12-24-36
8. Brent Burns 80-12-22-34
9. Antti Miettinen 82-10-19-29
10. Kim Johnsson 77-6-21-27
11. Eric Belanger 73-7-19-26
12. Marc-Andre Bergeron 71-7-19-26
13. Stephane Veilleux 77-8-13-23
14. Colton Gillies 78-7-14-23
15. Benoit Pouliot 76-10-12-22
16. Nick Schultz 82-3-14-17
17. Martin Skoula 79-1-9-10
18. Derek Boogard 59-0-2-2
Nicklas Backstrom 32-19-9 .921 SVP 2.19 GAA
Josh Harding 10-10-2 .910 SVP 2.40 GAA
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