Nashville Predators 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 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

Dan Ellis
Pekka Rinne

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

Player                         GP-G-A-P
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