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.
New York Rangers 2008-09 Projected Lineup
Markus Naslund-Scott Gomez-Nikolai Zherdev
Nigel Dawes-Chris Drury-Ryan Callahan
Patrick Rissmiller-Brandon Dubinsky-Petr Prucha
Lauri Korpikoski-Dan Fritsche-Colton Orr
Michael Rozsival-Wade Redden
Dan Giardi-Marc Staal
Dmitri Kalinin-Paul Mara
Fantasy Stud: Scott Gomez
Still managed 70 points, despite early struggles last year.
Watch out for: Brandon Dubinsky
An amazing season had him scoring 40 points, but I don’t see him improving on it this year.
Individual Scoring Predictions for 2008-09
1. Scott Gomez 81-20-53-73
2. Markus Naslund 82-26-34-60
3. Nikolai Zherdev 80-30-28-58
4. Chris Drury 82-22-35-57
5. Nigel Dawes 79-17-30-47
6. Wade Redden 77-7-36-43
7. Michael Roszival 80-10-29-39
8. Brandon Dubinsky 75-13-24-37
9. Ryan Callahan 76-12-22-34
10. Dan Giardi 82-7-22-29
11. Dan Fritsche 74-10-18-28
12. Patrick Rismiller 77-6-18-24
13. Petr Prucha 73-6-18-24
14. Lauri Korpikoski 73-6-14-20
15. Paul Mara 77-2-16-18
16. Marc Staal 80-4-13-17
17. Dmitri Kalinin 71-1-13-14
18. Colton Orr 70-0-2-2
Henrik Lundqvist 38-24-10 .920 SVP 2.20 GAA
Steve Valiquette 4-5-1 .908 SVP 2.32 GAA