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 too late into the season.
Nashville Predators 2008-09 Projected Lineup
Martin Erat-Jason Arnott-Patric Hornqvist
J.P. Dumont-David Legwand-Jered Smithson
Vernon Fiddler-Radek Bonk-Jordin Tootoo
Josh Gratton-Scott Nichol-Jed Ortmeyer
Dan Hamhuis-Shea Weber
Ryan Suter-Greg Devries
Greg Zanon-Ville Koistinen
Fantasy Stud: Jason Arnott
Not much to choose from here. Arnott has been great since going to Nashville.
Watch Out For: Shea Weber
A knee injury kept him out for a part of last season, and I don’t see him as a major fantasy player until next year.
Individual Scoring Predictions for 2008-09
1. Jason Arnott 82-33-44-77
2. J-P Dumont 80-26-45-71
3. Martin Erat 77-21-39-60
4. David Legwand 76-20-32-52
5. Ryan Suter 81-9-32-41
6. Patric Hornqvist 77-12-22-34
7. Vernon Fiddler 79-9-24-33
8. Radek Bonk 77-10-21-31
9. Shea Weber 76-623-29
10. Dan Hamhuis 79-7-21-28
11. Ville Koistinen 74-4-21-25
12. Jered Smithson 81-5-18-23
13. Scott Nichol 74-6-14-20
14. Greg Devries 77-2-15-17
15. Jordin Tootoo 72-7-9-16
16. Jed Ortmeyer 77-3-11-14
17. Greg Zanon 79-1-6-7
18. Josh Gratton 63-0-3-3
Dan Ellis 33-27-8 .917 SVP 2.42 GAA
Pekka Rinne 6-7-1 .900 SVP 2.81 GAA