We are now a week into 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.
Philadelphia Flyers 2008-09 Projected Lineup
Simon Gagne-Daniel Briere-Mike Knuble
Scott Hartnell-Mike Richards-Joffrey Lupul
Scott Upshall-Jeff Carter-Glen Metropolit
Riley Cote-Steve Downie- Aaron Asham
Kimmo Timonen-Braydon Coburn
Luca Sbisa-Derian Hatcher
Steve Eminger-Ryan Parent
Fantasy Stud: Daniel Briere-
A lot of candidates here, but having a healthy Gagne will increase Briere’s point production.
Watch out for: Simon Gagne-
I’ve said it before, head injuries are a tricky thing and you should always take that into account.
Individual Scoring Predictions for 2008-09
1. Daniel Briere 80-29-58-87
2. Mike Richards 77-26-53-79
3. Simon Gagne 74-34-36-70
4. Jeff Carter 81-33-25-58
5. Mike Knuble 77-28-29-57
6. Joffrey Lupul 82-28-30-58
7. Scott Hartnell 80-23-29-52
8. Kimmo Timonen 80-10-39-49
9. Braydon Coburn 80-7-36-43
10. Scott Upshall 76-12-25-37
11. Glen Metropolit 82-9-20-29
12. Steve Downie 71-10-16-26
13. Steve Eminger 80-4-18-22
14. Aaron Asham 77-3-9-12
15. Ryan Parent 81-1-3-4
16. Luca Sbisa 73-1-3-4
17. Riley Cote 70-1-1-2
18. Derian Hatcher 50-0-2-2
Martin Biron 33-18-9 .920 SVP 2.36 GAA
Antero Nittymaki 10-11-1 .908 SVP 2.77 GAA