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 hopefully I won't be finished too late into the season.
Tampa Bay Lightning 2008-09 Projected Lineup
Vaclav Prospal-Vincent Lecavalier-Martin St. Louis
Ryan Malone-Steven Stamkos-Radem Vrbata
Jussi Jokinen-Chris Gratton-Mark Recchi
Gary Roberts-Adam Hall-Evengy Artyukhin
Paul Ranger-Andrej Meszaros
Matt Carle-Lukas Krajicek
Mike Lundin-Marek Malik
Fantasy Stud: Vincent Lecavalier
The franchise center recently signed a lifelong contract, which should keep the fans in Tampa Bay very happy.
Watch out for: Radim Vrbata
Already a healthy scratch just five games into the season, despite a very promising season just last year.
Individual Scoring Predictions for 2008-09
1. Vincent Lecavalier 82-40-58-98
2. Martin St. Louis 80-32-53-85
3. Vaclav Prospal 72-25-42-67
4. Ryan Malone 78-25-30-55
5. Jussi Jokinen 81-18-32-50
6. Mark Recchi 73-15-24-39
7. Steve Stamkos 74-12-22-34
8. Paul Ranger 73-9-24-33
9. Gary Roberts 69-10-20-30
10. Radim Vrbata 76-15-14-29
11. Andrej Meszaros 80-7-22-29
12. Chris Gratton 73-7-20-27
13. Matt Carle 81-4-17-21
14. Lukas Krajicek 74-3-14-17
15. Adam Hall 78-4-12-16
16. Marek Malik 73-2-13-15
17. Evgeny Artyukhin 65-3-5-8
18. Mike Lundin 77-1-4-5
Mike Smith 22-21-7 .915 SVP 2.42 GAA
Olaf Kolzig 17-12-3 .901 SVP 2.66 GAA