Phoenix Coyotes 2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Preview

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst IOctober 19, 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.

Phoenix Coyotes 2008-09 Projected Lineup

Peter Mueller-Olli Jokinen-Shane Doan
Viktor Tikhonov-Martin Hanzal-Mikkel Boedker
Daniel Carcillo-Kyle Turris-Daniel Winnik
Brian McGratton-Steve Reinprecht-Todd Fedoruk

Ed Jovanovski-Derek Morris
Zbynek Michalek-Kurt Sauer
David Hale-Keith Yandle

Ilya Bryzgalov
Mikael Tellqvist

Fantasy Stud: Olli Jokinen

Is this finally the year that this consistent forward makes the playoffs?

Watch out for: Daniel Carcillo

Managed 13 goals while leading the league in PIM’s last year as a rookie, don’t count on him scoring as much this season.

Individual Scoring Predictions for 2008-09

Player            GP-G-A-P
1. Olli Jokinen        82-36-48-84
2. Shane Doan        79-31-45-76
3. Peter Mueller        77-25-36-61
4. Kyle Turris        75-20-35-55
5. Martin Hanzal        77-16-36-52
6. Ed Jovanovski        75-10-40-50
7. Mikkel Boedker    79-14-32-46
8. Viktor Tikhonov    78-9-22-31
9. Zbynek Michalek    80-7-19-26
10. Daniel Winnik    76-8-17-25
11. Derek Morris        73-5-17-22
12. Steve Reinprecht    70-8-13-21
13. Keith Yandle        78-4-14-18
14. Daniel Carcillo    66-8-9-17
15. Kurt Sauer        77-4-10-14
16. Todd Fedoruk    69-4-8-12
17. David Hale        71-1-4-5
18. Brian McGratton    59-0-2-2

Ilya Bryzgalov 32-25-7 .917 SVP 2.40 GAA
Mikael Tellqvist 8-8-2 .901 SVP 2.81 GAA