Tampa Bay Lightning 2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Preview

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst IOctober 20, 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 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

Player                        GP-G-A-P
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