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Ultimate Fantasy Pool Guide 2009-10

Ultimate Fantasy Pool Guide 2009-10

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DEPARTMENTS

D-CORPS GREATLY IMPROVED

The long-awaited Vincent Lecavalier trade never happened, which bodes well for the Lightning and its vaunted trio of forwards – Leacavlaier, Martin St-Louis and Steven Stamkos. Most importantly, the blueline has been revamped. Paul Ranger and Andrej Meszaros return from injury and Mattias Ohlund, Matt Walker, Kurtis Foster and Victor Hedman have joined the fold. But goaltending remains a concern. TOP10 PROSPECTS THE POWER ZONE Looking to dominate your pool in various categories? Here’s a quick reference guide to 08-09 leaders. POINT PROJECTION…

DEPARTMENTS

PROGRESS IS SLOW, BUT STEADY

Despite Phoenix’s off-ice issues, the team has on-ice talent. The goaltending is in the capable hands of Ilya Bryzgalov, with support from Jason LaBarbera. Adding Adrian Aucoin, Jim Vandermeer and Sami Lepisto will help the defense, while the forward corps is deep and littered with youth. Expect Matthew Lombardi to break out offensively and keep an eye on Peter Mueller and Keith Yandle. TOP10 PROSPECTS THE POWER ZONE Looking to dominate your pool in various categories? Here’s a quick reference guide to 08-09 leaders. POINT PROJECTION…

DEPARTMENTS

WILL A NEW SUTTER IGNITE THE FLAMES?

The Flames’ nucleus is as good as any in the NHL. Trade deadline addition Olli Jokinen and off-season acquisition Jay Bouwmeester complement captain Jarome Iginla, defensemen Dion Phaneuf and Robyn Regehr and goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff. The six are an impressive group. If coach Brent Sutter can put the pieces together, the Flames will flourish. However, there are issues on the wings. TOP10 PROSPECTS THE POWER ZONE Looking to dominate your pool in various categories? Here’s a quick reference guide to 08-09 leaders. POINT PROJECTION…

DEPARTMENTS

CHANGE THE THEME FOR DUCK TALE

The Ducks are in transition. It started last season at the trade deadline and continued at the draft when Chris Pronger was dealt. The top line is money in the bank, led by workhorse Ryan Getzlaf. His wingers, agitator Corey Perry and sophomore Bobby Ryan, will only get better. The blueline has talent, even without Pronger, and the second line got a boost with the signing of center Saku Koivu. TOP10 PROSPECTS THE POWER ZONE Looking to dominate your pool in various categories? Here’s a quick reference guide to 08-09 leaders. POINT PROJECTION…