New York Rangers 2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Preview

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst IOctober 8, 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.

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

Henrik Lundqvist
Steve Valiquette

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

Player                     GP-G-A-P
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