Montreal Canadiens 2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Preview

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst IOctober 7, 2008

We are now two days away from 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.

I realize I have fallen a little behind on these due to my schedule, but the plan is to get a lot done during the four-day weekend I have this week.  Hopefully I won't be finished to late into the season.


Montreal Canadiens 2008-09 Projected Lineup

Andrei Kostitsyn-Tomas Plekanec-Alexei Kovalev
Alex Tanguay-Saku Koivu-Chris Higgins
Guillaume Latendresse-Maxime Lapierre-Sergei Kostitsyn
Georges Laraque-Kyle Chipchura-Tom Kostopoulos

Andrei Markov-Mike Komisarek
Roman Hamrlik-Josh Gorges
Francis Bouillon-Ryan O’Byrne

Carey Price
Jaroslav Halak

Fantasy Stud: Alexei Kovalev

Last year was a great bounce-back year Kovalev, and he has good linemates to keep him on track this season.

Watch Out For: Saku Koivu

Not a bad season last year. but injuries are always a concern with him.


Individual Scoring Predictions for 2008-09

Player                           GP-G-A-P
1. Alexei Kovalev            80-36-51-87
2. Tomas Plekanec          81-32-45-77
3. Andrei Kostitsyn         77-24-41-65
4. Alex Tanguay             76-21-42-63
5. Andrei Markov            80-12-43-55
6. Chris Higgins             77-24-30-54
7. Sergei Kostitsyn        75-19-32-51
8. Saku Koivu               70-11-35-46
9.  Roman Hamrlik          80-8-26-34
10. Guillaume Latendresse 74-13-20-23
11. Mike Komisarek        82-6-17-23
12. Maxime Lapierre       71-6-17-23
13. Tom Kostopoulos      74-7-12-19
14. Kyle Chipchura         72-4-14-18
15. Ryan O’Byrne           77-2-13-15
16. Josh Gorges             73-2-10-12
17. Georges Laraque      71-1-11-12
18. Francis Bouillon        74-1-5-6

Carey Price 40-17-7 .922 SVP 2.28 GAA
Jaroslav Halak 9-6-3 .906 SVP 2.48 GAA


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