Washington Capitals 2008-09 Fantasy Hockey Preview

Adam GreuelSenior Analyst IOctober 21, 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.

Washington Capitals 2008-09 Projected Lineup

Alexander Ovechkin-Michael Nylander-Chris Clark
Alexander Semin-Nicklas Backstrom-Viktor Kozlov
Tomas Fleischmann-Sergei Fedorov-Brooks Laich
Donald Brashear-David Steckel-Boyd Gordon

Tom Poti-Mike Green
Shaone Morrisonn-Brian Pothier
Jeff Schultz-Milan Jurinca

Jose Theodore
Brent Johnson

Fantasy Stud: Alexander Ovechkin-

Last years MVP will win the Rocket Richard trophy once again.

Watch out for: Brooks Laich-

Won’t come close to last years 21-goal output.

Individual Scoring Predictions for 2008-09

Player                              GP-G-A-P
1. Alexander Ovechkin        81-59-45-104
2. Nicklas Backstrom          78-20-62-82
3. Alexander Semin           75-41-31-72
4. Michael Nylander           79-20-50-70
5. Mike Green                  80-19-42-61
6. Sergei Fedorov             77-17-36-53
7. Viktor Kozlov               81-13-36-49
8. Chris Clark                  77-16-29-45
9. Tom Poti                    82-5-26-31
10. Tomas Fleischmann    75-12-18-30
11. Brooks Laich             80-12-16-28
12. Boyd Gordon            79-8-14-22
13. Brian Pothier            72-4-16-20
14. Jeff Schultz             76-5-13-18
15. David Steckel          73-5-10-15
16. Shaone Morrisonn     80-3-10-13
17. Milan Jurinca            77-1-7-8
18. Donald Brashear       71-2-3-5

Jose Theodore 38-24-8 .914 SVP 2.49 GAA
Brent Johnson 6-6-2 .904 SVP 2.73 GAA