Philadelphia Flyers 2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Preview

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst IOctober 15, 2008

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

Martin Biron
Antero Nittymaki

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

Player                    GP-G-A-P
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

Goalies
Martin Biron 33-18-9 .920 SVP 2.36 GAA
Antero Nittymaki 10-11-1 .908 SVP 2.77 GAA

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