Banks' 2017-18 Season Opener

Oct 5th 2017, 2:26pm EDT

Welcome all to the 2017-18 season,

As our first post of the new season, we will provide you with a look at goaltending preview around the league. Let\'s get started!

Anaheim – As expected John Gibson will be the starter, with vet Ryan Miller backing up. This will be a solid 1-2 for the Ducks and having Reto Berra as a 3rd stringer, we see no issues with the outlook.

Arizona – Easily one of the most questionable tandems around the league. Antti Raanta is deserving of the opportunity and I expect to be somewhat strong, posting slightly below average numbers because of the youth and quality of the team, but still look like a starter. I\'m not a fan of Louis Domingue, but he deserves the upcoming opportunity to be a 1B not just a backup. 3rd string is a wide-open battle but I believe Adin Hill has the upper hand and best outlook above Hunter Miska and Marek Langhamer. If Arizona shows strength they might be in the market to add in net for short term outlook.

Boston – With Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin, the Boston situation is very cut and dry with stability. If healthy, Rask will get his 65-70 starts with 5-8 shutouts and split in the 2-2.25 and .920 range. If you own him, it will be another year of worrying about your offence more than goaltending. Zane McIntyre is the 3rd stringer, it was looking like he was passing the claimed Malcolm Subban on the depth chart anyway.

Buffalo – Robin Lehner with quarterback another defined situation with Chad Johnson providing support. We are waiting for Lehner to take his game to the next level as well as the team, if both happen this year, the Sabers will be back to the level we seen in the Dominic Hasek glory years, but don\'t bank on that idea, plan with small upwards movement. Linus Ullmark went down to the wire and is NHL ready, unfortunately he had waiver exemption and will bide his time in Rochester and likely is the #2 next year.

Calgary – This is a tandem I have very little care for and avoid putting my teams hopes on. Mike Smith and Ed Lack will act on a 1A-1B format and be stable. But the organization gave no opportunity for growth with these signings, David Rittich was deserving of a backup opportunity after his season last year, and Jon Gillies is one of the top 5 goalie prospects around the lg. Gillies actually had the upper hand in camp and was a late send down while providing a highlight, behind the back trapper catch. The fact that nether goalie was moved into the NHL means there will be a backlog this year and I feel will stunt growth for the Flames. Both Gillies and Rittich will be 1A/B in the AHL and Tyler Parsons and Mason McDonald will battle for ECHL starts which means on the surface, I don\'t project any goalie in the professional system to get 55 starts top or bottom.

Carolina – The Canes are taking a huge gamble with Scott Darling as starter, a gamble that I don\'t think will reward well. Darling will do an ok job, but expect Cam Ward to battle well, if anything it\'s a chance for him to regain past glory. Jeremy Smith is a competent backup and has experience from Colorado. There is a good outlook for the youth of Callum Booth and Alex Nedeljkovic.

Chicago – Cory Crawford in the driver\'s seat as per usual. Surprised on the backup side with Anton Forsberg beating J.F. Berube. Both secondary options are very adequate and have good upsides, the limited playing time (26 games in two years) has stunted Berube\'s growth, getting regular starts may kick start him back to being a very notable goalie to watch.

Colorado – The made a big decision exposing Calvin Pickard to expansion, in turn that should be a boost of confidence in roller coaster Russian Semyon Varlamov. Jon Bernier is there to push, and showed there he can still be a quality netminder last season, with the Av\'s spotty defense, the goalies will be worked hard and it gives the opportunity for momentum to be won and lost. Spencer Martin will be your recall as required and the growth trend is moving upward.

Columbus – The NHL net is well protected between the international duo of Sergei Bobrovsky and Joonas Korpisalo. Expect Korpisalo to be a little protected and post better peripherals than \'Goalie Bob\', but Bobrovsky is still a top own. Third string… is very ugly. Matiss Kivlenieks is the only minor league goalie in the system, but he will not be called upon for the NHL. Expect a trade, signing or claim eventually. Brad Thiessen is AHL signed in Cleveland and might get an NHL contract in a pinch, but they need something better for sure.

Dallas – Ben Bishop will now be the anchor in Dallas with Kari Lehtonen reduced to second fiddle and maybe fighting for his NHL career. It\'s sad when you see one of your favorite talents on a trajectory downward. The expected 3rd stringer is journeyman Mike McKenna, but would not be surprised if Philippe Desrosiers earns a look late season. Outside of Bishop, this is team of placeholders.

Detroit – \'Battleground - Motor city\', we start another season of anything can happen. At the onset, Jimmy Howard is 1A, that may last 10 games and switch to Petr Mrazek. Both goalies have different looks and mojos, but both provide similar results to the bottom line, but there isn\'t enough room in this town for the both of them. Jared Coreau is ready and I was semi surprised when he was passed by on waivers, of trio I seen getting claimed only the one happened and the fact it wasn\'t the large red goalie was interesting.

Edmonton – Good goalie situation in \'Oil Country\', Cam Talbot will lead and provide solid starts and Laurent Brossoit will spell and compete hard in his first year as a full timer, trending upward and I expect him to be a/the starter here in about three seasons. Ed Pasquale is regaining his career and is the current 3rd string, but Nick Ellis will push for the chance. Neither should be seen if Edmonton is in as a legit playoff team.

Florida – Enjoy it while it lasts, I\'m expecting this as Roberto Luongo\'s last season, I have no proof, just a hunch, his contract still goes till 21-22. James Reimer is getting paid too much to back up and will be a 1B option and if he gets hot, which his has been prone to in his career, may take the reins for extended periods. Harri Sateri is continuing to prove he should be in the NHL and will be 3rd string. Very much auditioning for next year be it in Florida or elsewhere, he isn\'t picky, just wants to be paid at his proper level of talents.

Los Angeles – Jon Quick and Darcy Kuemper, pretty standard format for both. Kuemper is battling for his NHL life and he could have done worse than landing in a city that makes goalies look good. The depth battle is a large one. Jeff Zatkoff is an NHL goalie who is stuck, Jack Campbell is a wannabe that the organization wants to see and Cal Petersen comes into the fold as a dark horse at the bottom, but he can turn heads and make noise by year end. Would not be surprised if Zatkoff or Campbell get moved for more roster depth mid-season.

Minnesota – Couple of goalies of circular careers, Devan Dubnyk is one of the better owns in fantasy and that should continue, Alex Stalock is trying to show he belongs again. Niklas Svedberg is fighting to unseat Stalock and Steve Michalek is on the edge of having his foot in the door. All in all, the Wild have a wealth of professional goalies that keep their teams in games.

Montreal – Is a sentence needed here? As goes Carey Price goes the Canadiens. Al Montoya backing up, for now with Charlie Lindgren pushing and ready. Zach Fucale must have a solid AHL year or he might be one of the biggest falls of a prospect goalie since… Jack Campbell or Justin Pogge.

Nashville – Pekka Rinne is on the back end of his career while Juuse Saros apprentices. Nashville might have the best tandem in the league as long as Saros doesn\'t regress. Anders Lindback and Matt O\'Connor provide a low-cost insurance program, but no one wants to see it be utilized.

New Jersey – Behind Cory Schneider, things are dirty. Keith Kinkaid kept his job by being what he is, but holds no real advantage over competition. Scott Wedgewood has very solid upside if he can stay healthy and will try and unseat an NHLer might not be in New Jersey. Ken Appleby is very suitable for a 3rd stringer and has been trending above expectations while Mackenzie Blackwood is still a quality young prospect. The Devils good stable assets with the secondary options pretty much interchangeable for fantasy purposes.

New York I – Thomas Greiss and Jaroslav Halak will continue on as the crease dwellers in Long Island, but either or can take the ball and run with it. Kristers Gudlevskis and Chris Gibson are the depth options which are below average, but not terrible. Really, we are just waiting for Ilya Sorokin and Linus Soderstrom to cross and then we will have some fun with this team!

New York R – It\'s hard to remember a time when King Henrik wasn\'t the man on Broadway, but these days are numbered and its looking like a career decline like Mike Richter. Ondrej Pavelec has one of the easiest jobs in the NHL, backing up on the biggest stage in America. Third string is very questionable with newcomer Chris Nell the one with the with the upper hand. Alexander Georgiev is an unknown quantity and a wild card in this game. The Rangers will be at wits end before the utilize something beyond option two.

Ottawa – Craig Anderson maintains his role in the Canadian capital while Mike Condon rides shot gun. I\'m expecting a decline in Anderson not drastic but gradual. Andrew Hammond is reduced back to third string, but its tedious as Marcus Hogberg will come out swinging and attempt to be the top AHL goalie in Belleville and is a name to take notice of.

Philadelphia – Another underwhelming duo has be created by the Flyers with Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth both being no better than secondary options, neither deserving of a starting gig. Anthony Stolarz has potential and is NHL ready, but from what I\'ve heard is banged up and may not be available to start the regular season. He will make the NHL roster because of that, but will likely be assigned to AHL to await opportunity, I\'m expecting at the very least after the trade deadline. Alex Lyon is back again and has potential to continue to make noise as an option while eating games in the AHL.

Pittsburgh – With the picture much clearer, there is a ton of pressure on Matt Murray. He is yet to show any cracks, but that is a very dangerous for fantasy managers as his fall from grace could be rapid and ugly much like Devan Dubnyk in Edmonton. Now I\'m not suggesting it, just saying beware, there are signs, but lucky for him he is in one of the best goalie cities in the NHL right now and we are not expecting this boat to be rocked. Antti Niemi is backing up as the experienced guy and will try to show his career can be extended, and he\'s cheap to boot. Tristan Jarry is on the edge of NHL preparedness and cold be fulltime next year.

San Jose – nothing changes in San Jose, nor should it. Martin Jones-Aaron Dell-Troy Grosenick, you can sleep well with this stability.

St Louis – Jake Allen will continue prove himself as an upper echelon NHL tender on a darling team. Carter Hutton will continue on his gig, but I\'m not expecting 30 appearances, I\'ll even be bold and say less than 20 in an optimal world. Jordan Binnington and Ville Husso are both battling to be first recall if a problem arises, both have upsides, but Binnington\'s stock has been falling he longer it takes him to get to the show. Luke Opilka is hurt and is a wildcard-outsider that will be interesting to watch.

Tampa Bay – Andrei Vasilevskiy will be given every opportunity to become an elite goalie, I am so high on him, I think he could be a top-5 goalie in the NHL within 2 years. Might be high hopes, but there is a ton of unsurfaced talent that glitters from time to time. Peter Budaj will once again be an NHL backup and if Vasilevskiy gets hurt, you can expect similar results to last year, mind you I don\'t know how he gets the job done. Michael Leighton is your insurance, same thing he has done his entire career.

Toronto – Things in Toronto are only interesting outside the crease as long as Freddy Andersen is healthy. His numbers should be stronger as a result of team growth, but still remain outside the top 10 on the year. Curtis McElhinney will ride pine more often than not, his career is almost done. Garret Sparks and Kasimir Kaskisuo will fight to be called up in times of need. I watch these two more often than any other goalies I pro hockey and I\'m not willing to make a prediction on who has the upper hand. I will only say I don\'t see Garret Sparks in the NHL regularly long term. (but I\'ve been wrong several times in the past, so take it as what you will)

Vancouver – Jacob Markstrom, like Tampa\'s Vasilevskiy, has a ton of talent yet to be realized, this would be a very good year to make the jump to a high-quality NHL starter. Anders Nilsson is knocking at the door, he can provide really good goaltending, and has been overcoming lots of barriers in his career. Richard Bachman is back in the AHL, but if the Canuck need starts from a recall, Thatcher Demko likely gets called upon to start his NHL career. He needs this year in the AHL and ascend to be a top AHL tender, in my opinion, the best prospect at the position.

Vegas – The Knights will have a solid goaltending core of Marc-Andre Fleury and Calvin Pickard. Not expecting either to post above average NHL numbers, but both are quality NHL netminders. We don\'t know where Malcolm Subban fits in as a 3rd option as he will have to hit waivers again to play in the AHL. Oscar Dansk and Max Legace aren\'t good enough options as depth so the Subban claim was very sensible.

Washington – Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer continue on as the core for Washington, many expected Grubauer to be in Vegas, so the Caps are lucky and strong. Remember I said I\'ve been wrong before, here is an example of two guys I\'ve disliked as goalies and didn\'t expect either to amount to anything and they have become elite and higher end NHL regulars. Pheonix Copley has returned to the organization as a 3rd string option, he deserves a string of games to show he can be an NHL backup, but that shot has yet to come. Vitek Vanecek is trending upwards, but still off the mark.

Winnipeg – Winnipeg is hoping the goaltending situation becomes more stable with the acquisition of Steve Mason whose career has been polarizing since he fell from grace after an amazing start in the NHL. Last year Connor Hellebuyck was good but not consistent enough last year. Both will attempt give the squad strong enough goaltending that it isn\'t a discussion point all year. Hellebuyck should be 1A, but like Detroit, it can flip flop. Michael Hutchinson is the main victim of last year\'s issues and is still around but was waivered and sent to the AHL and might not even be the insurance option. Eric Comrie is awaiting opportunity and was solid for an ugly Manitoba team that struggled to support its goalies. He might get the looks if required as Hutchinson is a known sub-average commodity.

As usual goaltending is its own monster and we will continue to monitor as the season plays itself out.

Jason Banks

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Oct 18th 2021, 12:05am EDT
Weekend Wire: Value from unlikely sources
It's not uncommon to head into the weekend in your weekly matchup just trailing in a few of the goalie categories. Picking up a goalie is a must for many fantasy general managers hoping to chase down categories like wins, saves, and save percentage.
Oct 15th 2021, 11:16am EDT
Backups with a chance to have significant impact
Everyone is always looking for an advantage against the rest of the teams in their fantasy hockey league and when it comes to goalies, sometimes that means thinking outside the box. Whether it's drafting a sleeper in the later rounds or finding a gem on the waiver wire, getting major production from a goalie that wasn't on anyone's radar going into a season can sometimes push you over the top and help you win your league.
Sep 27th 2021, 11:03am EDT
Tandems where it’s wise to draft both goalies
With teams in the National Hockey League gravitating more and more to a tandem system when it comes to their goalies, it provides fantasy hockey general managers with a lot to think about when drafting. Whether it's trying to decipher who the 1A is and who the 1B is in a tandem so you'll know who should get the edge in starts, or forecasting if a backup has the skills to play well enough to create a tandem situation, understanding how teams deploy their goalies can give you a big edge.
Sep 20th 2021, 9:42am EDT
Biggest boom or bust goalies for 2021-22
No matter how much research you do leading up to your fantasy hockey draft, it's impossible to accurately predict how all of your picks will pan out. In fact, there's significant risk with a large majority of players taken and that's never truer than when it comes to goalies.
Sep 13th 2021, 10:02pm EDT
Top 50 fantasy goalie rankings
With fantasy hockey drafts quickly approaching, developing a plan on where to draft your goalies can give you a big advantage over your competition. You can target a couple of top tier goalies early on to really solidify that spot on your roster, but that's not necessarily always the best choice.
Sep 7th 2021, 10:03pm EDT
Goalies who could be in for a bounce-back season
One thing to keep an eye on in your drafts are goalies slipping down the board because of issues from the previous season. Whether it's an injury, poor play or an offseason move, there's a number of reasons a goalie could fall.
Aug 24th 2021, 12:12pm EDT
Trying to sort out the Stars goaltending situation
The most crowded crease heading into the 2021-22 campaign belongs to the Dallas Stars. With four goalies possibly in play as far as fantasy value goes, it's going to make drafting the right guy fairly challenging.
Aug 15th 2021, 11:23pm EDT
Who will be next year’s Nedeljkovic?
Alex Nedeljkovic wasn't on anyone's fantasy hockey radar during draft season a year ago, but the goaltender quickly became arguably the best waiver wire pickup of the season. Nedeljkovic went 15-5-3 with a .
Aug 8th 2021, 10:48pm EDT
Ullmark & Kuemper's value rise after free agency
There was a ton of goalie movement over the past couple of weeks, changing the outlook in the crease for a number of organizations heading into next season. Whether it was buyouts, trades or free agent signings, let's take a look at how all the moves impacted every team in the fantasy hockey world.
Jul 29th 2021, 1:27am EDT
Ramblings: Ned 's value takes a hit
It's been a few days since the Carolina Hurricanes traded Alex Nedeljkovic to the Detroit Red Wings, and it still doesn\'t make much sense. The Canes potentially gave up their goalie of the future for a third-round pick and the rights to pending UFA Jonathan Bernier.
Jul 25th 2021, 8:47pm EDT
Expansion draft fantasy fallout
The Seattle Kraken drafted three goaltenders in the expansion draft, creating a ripple effect that will change the crease of a few organizations heading into next season. Let's look at the fantasy fallout and how it may impact those teams and ultimately who you may want to target in drafts next season.
Jul 21st 2021, 1:46pm EDT
July Mailbag: Hart's backup, Pens prospects
The Stanley Cup has been handed out and now it's time to start planning for next season. It's going to be a busy summer with the draft, free agency, trades, playoff fallout, and the expansion draft all coming into play.
Jul 11th 2021, 10:38pm EDT
Mailbag: Knight's outlook, Andersen's landing spot
The fantasy hockey playoffs are well in the rear-view mirror at this point, but it's never too early to start planning for next season. It's going to be a busy summer with the draft, free agency, trades, playoff fallout, and the expansion draft all coming into play.
Jun 6th 2021, 9:31pm EDT
Ramblings: Swayman impresses, Kahkonen disappoints
Andrei Vasilevskiy's last two starts of the regular season against the Florida Panthers did not look very Andrei Vasilevskiy-like. The Tampa Bay Lightning netminder gave up nine goals to the Panthers over the two losses, including a five spot for the first time all year.
May 16th 2021, 11:18pm EDT
Ramblings: Samsonov's future, Houser's great debut
Tough break if you were counting on Ilya Samsonov during championship week. The Washington Capitals goaltender hasn't played since May 1 for a violation of team rules and because of it, he and teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov are now on the Covid list.
May 9th 2021, 10:11pm EDT
Weekend Wire: Can Blackwood make it 6 in a row?
It's not uncommon to head into the weekend in your weekly matchup just trailing in a few of the goalie categories. Picking up a goalie is a must for many fantasy general managers hoping to chase down categories like wins, saves, and save percentage.
May 6th 2021, 11:25pm EDT
Ramblings: Hellebuyck struggling, Greiss on fire
Connor Hellebuyck did not pick the best time to go into a funk, as fantasy hockey playoffs are in full swing. Hellebuyck has been uncharacteristically inconsistent over the past couple of weeks, sporting an .
May 2nd 2021, 10:12pm EDT
Weekend Wire: Greiss, Bernier worth a gamble
It's not uncommon to head into the weekend in your weekly matchup just trailing in a few of the goalie categories. Picking up a goalie is a must for many fantasy general managers hoping to chase down categories like wins, saves, and save percentage.
Apr 29th 2021, 11:09pm EDT
Ramblings: Knight debuts, Holtby claims the crease
Jack Campbell seems to be finding his game again after a recent rough patch. Campbell had a four-game stretch where his save percentage was .
Apr 25th 2021, 11:15pm EDT
Weekend Wire: Will Subban get another start?
It\'s not uncommon to head into the weekend in your weekly matchup just trailing in a few of the goalie categories. Picking up a goalie is a must for many fantasy general managers hoping to chase down categories like wins, saves, and save percentage.
Apr 22nd 2021, 11:17pm EDT
Ramblings: Kuemper returns, Swayman here to stay?
The Detroit Red Wings haven't been a spot in recent years to find quality goaltending, but things are suddenly changing. Both Jonathan Bernier and Thomas Greiss could be valuable commodities for your fantasy hockey playoffs if they keep up their recent play.
Apr 18th 2021, 10:53pm EDT
The Weekend Wire: Will Kahkonen redeem himself?
It's not uncommon to head into the weekend in your weekly matchup just trailing in a few of the goalie categories. Picking up a goalie is a must for many fantasy general managers hoping to chase down categories like wins, saves, and save percentage.
Apr 15th 2021, 11:19pm EDT
Ramblings: Leafs grab Rittich, Dubnyk to Colorado
After recording just one regulation win in all of March, Jordan Binnington is starting off April in much better shape. The St.
Apr 11th 2021, 11:50pm EDT
The Weekend Wire: Can Swayman keep rolling?
It's not uncommon to head into the weekend in your weekly matchup just trailing in a few of the goalie categories. Picking up a goalie is a must for many fantasy general managers hoping to chase down categories like wins, saves, and save percentage.
Apr 8th 2021, 10:18pm EDT
Ramblings: Mrazek returns, Markstrom struggles
The Tristan Jarry injury was a tough one at this time of the year, but if you grabbed Casey DeSmith as a replacement you are probably in pretty good shape. The Pittsburgh Penguins backup has been stellar since Jarry went down and even for quite a length of time before that.
Apr 4th 2021, 10:50pm EDT
Weekend Wire: Hill gets 2 cracks against the Ducks
It's not uncommon to head into the weekend in your weekly matchup just trailing in a few of the goalie categories. Picking up a goalie is a must for many fantasy general managers hoping to chase down categories like wins, saves, and save percentage.
Apr 1st 2021, 10:51pm EDT
Ramblings: Campbell steps up, Grubauer excelling
Things aren't looking too good for Kaapo Kahkonen owners right now. Since Cam Talbot's return from the Covid list the Minnesota Wild have played 16 games, with Talbot getting 10 of those starts.
Mar 28th 2021, 11:19pm EDT
Weekend Wire: Martin Jones worth a look
It's not uncommon to head into the weekend in your weekly matchup just trailing in a few of the goalie categories. Picking up a goalie is a must for many fantasy general managers hoping to chase down categories like wins, saves, and save percentage.
Mar 25th 2021, 11:23pm EDT
Weekend Wire: DeSmith, Allen, and Vladar to ponder
It's not uncommon to head into the weekend in your weekly matchup just trailing in a few of the goalie categories. Picking up a goalie is a must for many fantasy general managers hoping to chase down categories like wins, saves, and save percentage.
Mar 19th 2021, 7:15pm EDT
Binnington's struggles, Demko's emergence and more
Carter Hart has not been himself over the past month and a half. The Philadelphia Flyers goaltender only has two wins and an .
Mar 14th 2021, 10:30pm EDT
The Weekend Wire: Husso, Leafs backups and more
It's not uncommon to head into the weekend in your weekly matchup just trailing in a few of the goalie categories. Picking up a goalie is a must for many fantasy general managers hoping to chase down categories like wins, saves, and save percentage.
Mar 12th 2021, 12:03am EST
Canucks, Golden Knights, and Leafs plus injuries
Good evening readers, @kingtuna4 here with this week's goalie ramblings. Let's get right into it, After a great week for Thatcher Demko and the Vancouver Canucks, it looks as though Demko has taken over the starting role.
Mar 8th 2021, 7:38pm EST
Price's struggles, Quick's resurgence, and more
What in the world is going on with Carey Price? His save percentage has slipped to . 888 and he's being vastly outplayed by backup Jake Allen.
Feb 28th 2021, 11:12pm EST
Back Ups, Allen, Elliott, and some injuries
Good day fantasy hockey readers, @kingtuna4 here with this week's goalie ramblings. This week I was thinking about back up goalies when I was able to witness Michael Hutchinson get a win for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Feb 22nd 2021, 8:16pm EST
Top Fantasy Goalies and Injury Updates.
Good day fantasy hockey readers, @kingtuna4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings. Before I get started I would like to congratulate Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Feb 22nd 2021, 8:15pm EST
Ramblings: Vanecek's value, Bob's future, and more
Every weekend when we open up Twitter for questions the most common response is always the same: What's wrong with Sergei Bobrovsky? The Panthers netminder hasn't been anywhere close to expectations since arriving in Florida, but this week there was some flashes of the goalie that has claimed a pair of Vezina Trophies. Bobrovsky posted a pair of solid outings, including one where he outdueled Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning.
Feb 15th 2021, 12:46pm EST
How to manage your roster during COVID
Much like the NFL, NBA, and MLB, it didn't take long for COVID to wreak havoc on this NHL season. Several games have already been postponed and there will surely be more to come.
Feb 2nd 2021, 11:46pm EST
Rookie Goalies, New Scenery, and the Injury Ward
Good morning fantasy hockey readers. @kingtuna4 here with the first installment of this year's goalie ramblings.
Jan 18th 2021, 10:19am EST
3 goalies to target on the waiver wire
The season is only a few days old and it's certainly too early to overreact to a small sample size, but with only 56-games this year, expect coaches not to hesitate to make a change between the pipes if their starter is struggling. These might not be goalies you'll want to keep on your roster all season, but that doesn't mean you can't temporarily capitalize on some extra playing time for goalies sitting on the waiver wire.
Jan 16th 2021, 11:42pm EST
Who should be Colorado’s #1 goalie?
Many feel the Colorado Avalanche have all the pieces in place to make a run at the Stanley Cup, but they could use an upgrade in goal. In actuality, Colorado's netminders, although somewhat inexperienced, were a major strength for the team last season.
Nov 12th 2020, 2:12pm EST
Campbell set for major workload with Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs finally landed a capable backup goalie in a trade last season, but the pandemic stopped the league before we could really see what Jack Campbell was capable of. Campbell played in just six games for the Leafs before the shutdown, though a .
Nov 2nd 2020, 1:01pm EST
Who will Seattle take in the expansion draft?
The Seattle Kraken still have another year to wait before they join the NHL, but the rest of the league needs to start thinking about who they will protect in the expansion draft. Other than the Vegas Golden Knights, who will be exempt from the draft because of their recent entry into the league, every team will have to expose players for the Kraken to build their initial squad with.
Oct 26th 2020, 12:59pm EDT
Who should you draft in a goalie tandem?
Remember when you could draft someone like Martin Brodeur and just pencil him in for 70 starts? It was certainly a simpler time for fantasy hockey, although those days don't appear to be returning anytime soon. Sure, you still get the odd goalie that's good for 60 games or so, but more and more teams are now running with a tandem duo between the pipes.
Oct 19th 2020, 9:09am EDT
The value of UFA goalies on their new teams
The goalie carousel has finally stopped spinning and a number of netminders have found a new home for the 2020-21 campaign. Some goaltenders improved their value, while others are going to be trending in the wrong direction with their new teams.
Oct 12th 2020, 1:20pm EDT
Patience is key with Matt Murray in Ottawa
If debuting new jerseys and letting Alex Trebek make their third overall pick wasn't exciting enough, the Ottawa Senators also made a big splash on day two of the NHL draft. Ottawa acquired goaltender Matt Murray from the Pittsburgh Penguins, filling a need between the pipes for a team that desperately required some stability in goal.
Oct 7th 2020, 2:51pm EDT
Where will Henrik Lundqvist end up?
Henrik Lundqvist's time in the Big Apple has come to an end. After 15 seasons with the New York Rangers, the team bought out Lundqvist to save some cap space and make way for Igor Shesterkin and Alexandar Georgiev.
Sep 30th 2020, 12:27pm EDT
Vasilevskiy proving he’s the NHL's #1 goalie
Connor Hellebuyck took home the Vezina Trophy this week as the league's top goaltender for 2019-20, but Andrei Vasilevskiy is leaving little doubt as to who the best in the world is during these playoffs. Even though Hellebuyck may have the hardware, Vasilevskiy is proving he should be the first goalie off your board in next year's fantasy drafts.
Sep 24th 2020, 1:08pm EDT
How the Islanders will look in goal next season
With the New York Islanders bowing out of the Stanley Cup playoffs after an impressive run, the team will no doubt look to make some changes to improve their chances at winning it all next year. While the majority of the tinkering will come at forward and with the defense corps, New York's netminders will also look different in 2020-21.
Sep 18th 2020, 3:26pm EDT
Does Anton Khudobin deserve to be a #1 next year?
Anton Khudobin probably should have fallen apart by now, but instead he just seems to be getting stronger as these playoffs move along. Forced into action because of an injury to Ben Bishop, the Dallas Stars netminder has backstopped his squad to the conference finals and is now just two wins away from competing for the Stanley Cup.
Sep 11th 2020, 10:31am EDT
What the Allen trade means for Price & Binnington
So much for Jake Allen pushing Jordan Binnington next year. The St.
Sep 2nd 2020, 5:21pm EDT
Is Jordan Binnington a one-hit wonder?
When most people hear the name Jim Carrey they think of Ace Ventura or The Truman Show, but there's another Jim Carey, with one R, that hockey fans may remember. Carey exploded onto the scene for the Washington Capitals in the mid-90s, playing 71 games in 1995-96 and capturing the Vezina Trophy.
Aug 23rd 2020, 3:04pm EDT
Upcoming Schedule, Hot Goalies, and Injury Ward
Good day goalie post readers. @KINGTUNA4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings.
Mar 10th 2020, 2:03pm EDT
Pittsburgh Goalies, Surprise Shutouts and Schedule
Good day to everyone in fantasy hockey land. I am @KINGTUNA4 and I have this week's goalie ramblings for your viewing.
Mar 2nd 2020, 5:03pm EST
Nashville, Zamboni Driver, Trades and Injury Ward
Good day to all the readers. Happy trade deadline day.
Feb 24th 2020, 8:41pm EST
Florida Teams, Hot Goalies, Upcoming Schedule
Good day fantasy hockey land @KINGTUNA4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings. I am currently on my family vacation at Disney World so I thought I would take a look at the goalies here in Florida.
Feb 17th 2020, 7:35am EST
Campbell's Debut, Elvis, Schedule and Injury Ward
Good day fantasy readers. @KINGTUNA4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings.
Feb 10th 2020, 7:36am EST
Hot Goalies, Schedule, Injuries, and Goalie Fight
Good day fantasy hockey world, @KINGTUNA4 here with this week's goalie ramblings. I am going to look at a couple of hot goalies.
Feb 3rd 2020, 2:24pm EST
Debut, Hot and Cold Goalies and Injuries
Good morning readers, an excited @KINGTUNA4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings. Before we jump into that, congratulations goes out to my San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Jan 20th 2020, 11:42am EST
Hot and Cold Goalies, Schedule and Injury Updates
Good day fantasy hockey readers, @KINGTUNA4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings. I am going to take a look at a couple of good performances from the past week and I will have a look at a couple of terrible performances.
Jan 13th 2020, 9:01am EST
Shutouts, Injuries, Rangers, and Schedule
Good day to all the readers. @KINGTUNA4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings.
Jan 6th 2020, 3:08pm EST
Injuries, Season Midway Point, and Schedule
Good day to all the readers. After a much needed week off, @KINGTUNA4 is back with this week\'s goalie ramblings.
Dec 30th 2019, 5:01pm EST
New York Tandem, Maple Leaf's backup and Schedule
Good morning fantasy hockey world. @KINGTUNA4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings.
Dec 16th 2019, 2:46pm EST
Hot Goalies, Upcoming Schedule, and Injury Ward
Good morning to all the readers here at the goalie post. @KINGTUNA4 here with this week\'s ramblings.
Dec 9th 2019, 10:32am EST
Bounce Back Goalies, Debuts, and Injury Ward
Good day to you all in the fantasy hockey universe. @KINGTUNA4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings.
Dec 9th 2019, 10:29am EST
Hot and Cold Goalies, AHL and This Week's Schedule
Good morning everyone. @KINGTUNA4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings.
Nov 25th 2019, 11:32am EST
Debut's, Hot Starters, and Injury Ward
Good morning fantasy hockey reading. @Kingtuna4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings.
Nov 18th 2019, 9:09am EST
mailbag, Schedule and an Injury Update.
Good morning fantasy hockey land. Welcome to the goalie ramblings.
Nov 11th 2019, 10:00am EST
Overtaking Starters, Strong Play, and Hot Tandems
Good day fantasy hockey land. I hope you were able to take advantage of daylight savings time and get an extra hour of watching hockey or sleep.
Nov 11th 2019, 9:54am EST
Beating Expectations, Injury Ward, and Prospects
Good day poolies. Hopefully your goalies made more stops than your opponents.
Oct 28th 2019, 10:28am EDT
Waiver Pickup, Strong Games, and Schedule
Good evening and hello! A very tired @KINGTUNA4 here with this weeks goalie ramblings. I'm going to discuss waiver wire pickups, a couple of hot goalies, and this weeks schedule.
Oct 21st 2019, 7:23pm EDT
Struggling Goalies, Smoking Hot Tandems and Sched.
Good morning fantasy hockey readers and a happy Thanksgiving to all my friends here in Canada. I\'m a little late writing this as yesterday was a very good sports day and I was up late watching the end of the Baseball game.
Oct 14th 2019, 12:02pm EDT
Backups, Changing of the Guard, and Schedules
Good morning fantasyhockey land. @kingtuna4 here and I hope this ramblings greats you well.
Oct 7th 2019, 11:50am EDT
Strong Starts, Goalie Battles, and Injury Notes
We're back for another year of goalie ramblings. I'm @kingtuna and I'll be the sole writer for the ramblings this year.
Oct 1st 2019, 7:22am EDT
This Weeks Schedule and My Awards
Good day fantasy hockey fans. Today will be my last goalie ramblings for this season.
Apr 1st 2019, 2:58pm EDT
Teams to Stream For Your Finals and More!
Happy Monday y\'all! If you are still in your fantasy hockey playoffs, congrats and good luck the rest of the way! *** Taking a look at the upcoming week, the Buffalo Sabres has FIVE games! If you are looking for extra streaming options, they are your team to look at. They have two back-to-backs and with them out of the playoff hunt, look for them to spread the games out evenly.
Mar 25th 2019, 1:50pm EDT
Leafs Woes, Favorable Schedules, and Injuries
Good morning fantasy hockey land. @Kingtuna4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings.
Mar 18th 2019, 8:58am EDT
Matt Murray, Lehner Injury, Bob Rest, and More!
Happy Monday y\'all! We are in crunch time for fantasy leagues. If your playoffs started last week, hopefully you advanced and if they don\'t start till this week, good luck! Let us know how your team has fared this season in the comments on Twitter.
Mar 11th 2019, 2:29pm EDT
Returnees, Schedule, and Stay Far Far Away
Good morning fantasy hockey fans. @kingtuna4 here with this week\'s goalie ramblings.
Mar 4th 2019, 12:09pm EST
Trade Deadline Day and More!
Happy Trade Deadline Day! Hope y\'all had fun watching/listening today and hopefully your team made a move you are excited about. Goalie trades are usually rare on this day, but we did have a little action.
Feb 26th 2019, 1:25am EST
Shutouts, A Trade, Injuries, Firsts and More!
Good morning all, and a happy Presidents Day to my friends to the south. Here in Ontario it is Family Day.
Feb 18th 2019, 1:36am EST
Top Prospects, Crawford, Anaheim Crease, and More!
Happy Monday y\'all! We had a relatively quiet week on the goalie front, which isn\'t always a bad thing as we hit the stretch run. Let\'s dive right in.
Feb 11th 2019, 1:38am EST
Junior Prospect, Mailbag, Injury Update, and More!
Good morning everyone and a big welcome back to all the teams after their bye weeks. I am sure glad hockey is back and that we had a full slate of games this weekend.
Feb 4th 2019, 10:45am EST
All-Star Break Woes, Stretch Run Goalies, and More
Happy Monday y\'all! The biggest reason I don\'t like the All-Star Game is because it shortens the week of actual games. With some teams on their bye week as well, we only had a total number of 15 games to cover.
Jan 28th 2019, 1:51am EST
Hot Goalie Tandem, Injuries and Rookie Goalies
Good day fantasy hockey land. @KINGTUNA4 here with this week ramblings.
Jan 20th 2019, 11:59pm EST
Midway Point, Goalies to Buy Low, and More!
Happy Monday y\'all! We are halfway through the 2018-19 season (where has it gone?!) and we\'ve had some big headlines in the goalie world. Smaller pads have led to more goal scoring, but the athletic goalies have risen to the top; think of some of the saves Andrei Vasilevskiy and John Gibson have made this season.
Jan 14th 2019, 1:51am EST
Analytics, Injuries, and Go To Goalies
Good morning and Happy New Year! Hopefully all of you are sticking to your resolutions. @Kingtuna4 here with another goalie ramblings.
Jan 7th 2019, 10:18am EST
Young Studs, Andersen, WJC, and more!
Happy New Year everyone! I hope y\'all have a safe and fun evening that leads to a great 2019! Sorry this is up a little late, once again I am on vacation and this time I am up north! The wife and I went up to Buffalo, are currently in Toronto, and will finish up in Montreal at the end of the week. If you have any suggestions, make sure to find me on Twitter, @LAM1926, as this is our first time out here.
Dec 31st 2018, 8:29pm EST
NHL Debuts, Injury Ward, and More Hot Goalies
Good morning and a Happy Christmas Eve. King Tuna here with another Goalie Ramblings.
Dec 24th 2018, 12:48am EST
Vasilevskiy Returns, Flyers Net, and More!
Hey everyone, it\'s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are here and the World Juniors are upon us. There is a ton of hockey to watch and we start seeing some trades as teams either put up or shut up for the rest of the season.
Dec 17th 2018, 2:47am EST
The Big Hook, Mailbag, and much more
Good day to all of you in fantasy hockey land. @Kingtuna4 here with another goalie ramblings.
Dec 10th 2018, 9:01am EST
Tuukka Time, Pacific Division Goalies, and More!
Shoutout to @KINGTUNA4 for a great ramblings last week. Hope y\'all enjoy this one! *** We had some old school hockey on Saturday night with Tuukka Rask wanting to fight Jimmy Howard at center ice during the Bruins/Red Wings melee.
Dec 3rd 2018, 1:47am EST
Mailbag, Unplayable Goalies and Much More!
Good morning fantasy hockey fans. @Kingtuna4 here coming at ya with another rousing goalie ramblings.
Nov 26th 2018, 2:38pm EST
Goalie Prospects, Injuries/Replacements, and More!
Sorry for the late posting. Your boy got into one last night and I've been sucking my thumb all day.
Nov 19th 2018, 5:00pm EST
Goalie Prospects, Injuries/Replacements, and More!
Sorry for the late posting. Your boy got into one last night and I've been sucking my thumb all day.
Nov 19th 2018, 4:52pm EST
Goalie Prospects, Injuries/Replacements, and More!
Sorry for the late posting. Your boy got into one last night and I've been sucking my thumb all day.
Nov 19th 2018, 4:11pm EST
Goalie Prospects, Injuries/Replacements, and More!
Sorry for the late posting. Your boy got into one last night and I've been sucking my thumb all day.
Nov 19th 2018, 4:09pm EST
Blocking Goalies, Injury Ward, and Much Much More!
Good morning fantasy hockey land, @kingtuna4 here. This week I am going to take a look at a few starters that might be losing their job.
Nov 12th 2018, 9:02am EST
Return of the Goalies, NYI: A New Hope, and More!
I know it\'s not May the 5th, but it is November 5th and we had some big goalies returning to action. Cory Schneider\'s first start came against Detroit and he stopped 27 of 30 shots in a 4-3 loss.
Nov 5th 2018, 2:06am EST
Mailbag, Hot Goalies, Injuries and More...
So this week I thought I would try something different with the goalie ramblings. I'm trying to engage with the readers a little more to create some fun within goalie post.
Oct 29th 2018, 10:11am EDT
Injuries, Returnees, and more!
Happy Monday y'all! Jaro Halak has started two straight for the Bs but he hasn't looked great. While Tuukka RaskThas not given them a great shot to win when he starts, like I said a couple of weeks ago, Rask always starts the season slow so keep chipping away at owners in your leagues that are looking to get rid of him.
Oct 22nd 2018, 2:01am EDT
Shutouts, Goals, and Much More!
To almost quote Jay Z. Goals, goals, goals, goals, goals I do adore said no goalie ever! It's the start of the season and for most that means lots of goals.
Oct 15th 2018, 4:10pm EDT
Yay Hockey! Waivers, Injuries, and Controversies
Happy hockey season! Even though the Cup was awarded in June, it feels like hockey was gone for years. *** With the league officially starting last week, teams had to trim their rosters down to 23 skaters and there were some interesting players placed on waivers.
Oct 8th 2018, 1:43am EDT
Something Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue
Hello fantasy hockey land. My name is Aaron but my friends call me Tuna (@kingtuna4).
Oct 1st 2018, 9:05am EDT
Backup Battles, Contract Years, and More!
Hi everyone! My name is Lucas Main (Twitter @LAM1926) and along with my buddy Aaron, we\'ll be bringing the ramblings every Monday. Hope you enjoy! With training camps a little over a week in, there are some fierce competitions going on for the back up spot on a number of teams and some squads are set in stone (barring injuries) so I\'ll touch on the teams that have question marks: BUF: Hutton, Ullmark, Wedgewood Hutton is the number one to start the season because of the three year contract GM Botterill handed him this past summer, but after that it comes down to Linus Ullmark and Scott Wedgewood.
Sep 24th 2018, 9:24am EDT
The Art of Juggling Backups
by Ryan Hoddick Being from a fantasy hockey league that sees twenty starting goaltenders drafted in the first couple of rounds, I've been forced to learn the value of every backup and backup's backup as well as when to snag them. Here's a look into some of the top backup goalie grabs of the season, when you could\'ve found them, and how to find guys like it in the future.
Mar 16th 2018, 7:00am EDT
Top Ten Keeper League Goalies to Rebuild With
By: Jimmer Lowe Rebuilding in Fantasy Hockey can be a fickle thing. A long and arduous process that can become a lot less exciting when you aren\'t getting NHL Exec money to tank.
Mar 3rd 2018, 1:39pm EST
Five Western Conference Goalie Keeper Prospects
By Kevin Wickersham Useful goaltenders are often a rare fantasy commodity. With the mercurial nature of the job, even the best sometimes just lose it and for whatever reason can no longer produce at a high level.
Jan 1st 2018, 5:40pm EST
Arizona
Goalie Trends and Prospects – Arizona Antti Raanta and Scott Wedgewood In the process of a rebuild, Arizona traded for Rangers back up Antti Raanta last summer. A former Stanley Cup winner, Raanta brings good experience to a young Arizona squad.
Dec 1st 2017, 8:34am EST
Goalie Trends and Prospects - Anaheim
Hi everyone, my name is Lucas Main and I write for Dobber Prospects following the Anaheim Ducks. This will be my first column for Goalie Post and I will take a look into all 31 teams' current trends and their future prospects.
Nov 15th 2017, 6:54pm EST
How are Western Conference Goalies Faring?
An Early Look at Goalie Performances in the West By Kevin Wickersham We\'re a little over a month into the campaign so let\'s take a look at how the West\'s goalies have performed thus far. Much is prone to change, but from a fantasy perspective (obviously dependent on your league\'s settings) consider this a loose ranking of early returns that could flip wildly in the upcoming week or two.
Nov 14th 2017, 12:17am EST
How are Western Conference Goalies Faring?
An Early Look at Goalie Performances in the West By Kevin Wickersham We\'re a little over a month into the campaign so let\'s take a look at how the West\'s goalies have performed thus far. Much is prone to change, but from a fantasy perspective (obviously dependent on your league\'s settings) consider this a loose ranking of early returns that could flip wildly in the upcoming week or two.
Nov 14th 2017, 12:14am EST
Top 100 Keeper Goalies
Dobber's Top 100 Keeper Goalies up now here and on Dobber Hockey! . .
Sep 24th 2017, 11:29am EDT
Top 100 Keeper Goalies
Hey all! Dobber's Top 100 Keeper Goalies are up now! Soon to follow at DobberHockey. com.
Sep 20th 2017, 10:03am EDT
2017-18 Goalie Post
Goalie Post is back in advance of the 2017-18 season! Over the next few weeks we'll be getting things updated here. I know some of you are wondering about Dobber's top 100 goalie rankings - we have a tentative publishing date of mid-October for them, which should work with his current health situation.
Sep 6th 2017, 9:52am EDT
NHL Start of the Season Notes
By Jake Schenkman Just a few thoughts of mine on some goalies this season: I like what Carolina has done as a team the past year but I don't understand the logic in going back to the combo of Ward/Lack this year after what they saw last year. I get bringing Lack back for this year but with Ward becoming a UFA after last year, and seeing where he's been the past few years, how do you sign him at $3.
Oct 13th 2016, 11:53pm EDT
Top Keeper Picks
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) With the season winding down, I thought it'd be appropriate to provide some guidance for keeper leagues on who I think the top goalies are going into next season. I've broken them out into a few categories.
Mar 28th 2016, 12:52pm EDT
Undercover Good Matchups & Games This Week
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) Last week, I gave you a group of teams that may look like good matchups for your goalie, but when looking at their shot and chance generation, they may be fairly risky. This week, the plan was to provide a group of teams that, based on their record, are thought of as good teams but present an opportunity for a quality start.
Mar 21st 2016, 8:12pm EDT
Undercover Teams to Avoid
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) Teams to Avoid The playoffs are here for standard 12 man Yahoo! Leagues, so matchups matter now more than ever. I tweet out what matchups I like daily from @WeakGloveSide, and if you follow you probably notice the trends of teams I like to start against and ones I avoid.
Mar 14th 2016, 12:46pm EDT
Since The Trade Deadline . . .
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) The trade Deadline is one of the biggest days in the NHL as it gives teams one last opportunity to bolster their rosters for a playoff push. While this year's deadline was a bit quieter than past years, a number of teams made significant additions to their team that should impact how you view them when choosing matchups for goalies.
Mar 7th 2016, 1:08pm EST
Surging Into the Playoffs
By Brian Lemenager Playoffs are only two weeks away for standard Yahoo leagues and getting hot at the right time is just as important in fantasy as it is in the NHL. So for those looking to make a push for that playoff spot I\'ve organized the top goalies by Yahoo season long ranking and provided their stats over the month of February to give you an idea of who to utilize for your late season push.
Feb 29th 2016, 1:00pm EST
Surging Into the Playoffs
Playoffs are only two weeks away for standard Yahoo leagues and getting hot at the right time is just as important in fantasy as it is in the NHL. So for those looking to make a push for that playoff spot I\'ve organized the top goalies by Yahoo season long ranking and provided their stats over the month of February to give you an idea of who to utilize for your late season push.
Feb 29th 2016, 12:57pm EST
Goals Saved Above Average
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) A few weeks ago I wrote an article about Quality Starts by goalies and argued that some goalies may just be suffering from bad teams in front of them. After looking at home and away save percentages last week I wanted to return to that idea and present a different statistic that measured the topic in a similar manner.
Feb 22nd 2016, 11:02am EST
Home vs Away
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) In sports, the common thought is teams perform better when playing in their own stadium. Whether it's due to familiarity, the fan support or the comfort of a certain routine I think most can agree it generally holds true.
Feb 15th 2016, 9:32am EST
The Correlation Between PDO and Possession Metrics
By Teri Chazau (@terichazau) With the advanced stats community continuing to grow and gain influence, it is important now more than ever to understand how these statistics play off of each other. Even when stats seem to stack in a certain team's favor, you have to understand how in practice things might not play out as such.
Feb 10th 2016, 11:41pm EST
Quality Starts
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) Last week, I tweeted what I thought was an interesting stat from @WeakGloveSide about the Devils and Cory Schneider. Up to the All Star Break, when Schneider was starting and the Devils scored more than one goal they were 22-1-3.
Feb 8th 2016, 8:44pm EST
Goaliepost Ramblings for Feb.7, '16
By Jason Banks So lots to discuss since we are past the All-Star showcase, let's dive into one of two non-recognized holidays for hockey fans, The Deadline. All year there are lots of rumors of goalies losing jobs and needing to move, but very few places to go.
Feb 7th 2016, 12:55pm EST
Why Jon Quick is the Best Goalie in Keeper Leagues
By Teri Chazau (@terichazau) Since the NHL began tracking advanced stats, the Los Angeles Kings have put on a clinic in dominating the charts. Three of the past four seasons, including the current one, the Kings have ranked first in the league in possession numbers.
Feb 4th 2016, 7:05pm EST
Goalie Starts for the Rest of the Season
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) The All-Star game limited the games on the NHL slate this week but I wanted to provide a simple breakdown of the remainder of the season. This article will be more useful for those in points only leagues where number of starts matter more, but it also could be valuable to those looking to make some moves before the deadline in their respective league.
Feb 1st 2016, 9:38am EST
Team Offense Rankings
By Teri Chazau (@terichazau) To supplement last week's team defense article, this week we will look at what teams sport the most dangerous offenses in the league from a daily fantasy standpoint by looking at how many shots they take for each goal they score. The teams at the top should be avoided in matchups as they leave goaltenders little opportunity to compensate for the points lost for goals against.
Jan 28th 2016, 12:02pm EST
Goalie Save % By Shot Danger
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) Last week, @terichazau introduced the idea that when looking at the ratio of shots against per goals against, we can determine the quality of shots a team surrenders. The higher average number of shots to goals, the lower quality of chances.
Jan 25th 2016, 12:56am EST
Team Defense Rankings
By Teri Chazau (@terichazau) It seems like every week I find a way to mention how team defense is just as if not more important than goalies themselves when picking netminders for both daily and season long fantasy play. This week, I will rank each team based on a simplification of their team defense.
Jan 21st 2016, 12:11am EST
Second Half Projections
By Teri Chazau (@Terichazau) When it comes to a goalie in fantasy hockey, the team around him often can be more important than the goaltender himself. In this article, I'm going to look at teams whose goaltenders could benefit from improved play in the second half of the season, as well as those you should expect to regress.
Jan 14th 2016, 12:12am EST
Capitalizing on Rink Stat Biases
By Teri Chazau (@terichazau) In any kind of fantasy matchup, the difference between a win and a loss can come down to a single shot or a single block. With such a small margin for error, it is critical that you take advantage of all the information available to you on any given night.
Jan 7th 2016, 1:09am EST
Advanced Stats NHL Context
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) Given @terichazau recent introduction of some advanced statistics used to evaluate both individual players and teams, I figured it best to give some context to those statistics. I'll start with PDO.
Jan 4th 2016, 11:14am EST
Advanced Statistics 200
By Teri Chazau (@terichazau) After covering the basics of possession numbers in last week's article, it's time to delve deeper into the world of advanced statistics. Too often I see supposed authorities of sports writing stipulating about the implications of certain stats only to recognize that they really don't know what they're talking about.
Dec 30th 2015, 11:01pm EST
Advanced Statistics 101
By Teri Chazau (@terichazau) With advanced statistics continuing to grow in popularity, they have managed to creep onto the fantasy scene as well. Consequently, I wanted to educate our audience with a little introduction to advanced statistics, also known as possession statistics, so that you may apply them when considering players of any position for your roster.
Dec 24th 2015, 11:12am EST
Hot or Not
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) This week I look at how goalies have been playing the past month. We\'re moving into the heart of the NHL season and teams should be settling in to who they are and forming their identity.
Dec 21st 2015, 11:27am EST
Why The Butterfly Is So Effective
By Teri Chazau (@terichazau) It seems crazy to think that mere decades ago the butterfly was not a technique. It took a series of events, beginning with the introduction of the goalie mask and culminating in the likes of Vladislav Tretiak and Patrick Roy, to cement the butterfly as a legitimate style of goaltending.
Dec 17th 2015, 9:14am EST
Best Teams for Goalie Starts
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) Drafting the best players is important in every fantasy league. However, exploiting matchups allows owners to squeeze the best out of their rosters and maximize success over the course of the season.
Dec 14th 2015, 9:01am EST
In Search Of More Goals
By Teri Chazau (@terichazau) It's obvious at this point how the NHL views its profits more goals = more fans = more money. Changes dating back to the 2004-05 lockout have largely entailed an eye for more scoring.
Dec 10th 2015, 9:23am EST
3 Stars of the Week & Looking Ahead
By Brian Lemenager (@WeakGloveSide) 3: Garret Sparks & his pads Sparks posted a shutout in his first career NHL start and did so in style rocking some of the best pads I've seen to date. He stumbled in his second start against Winnipeg surrendering 6 goals but he was able to rebound against the Blues, stopping 27 of 28 shots and winning his second game in three starts.
Dec 7th 2015, 9:11am EST
Hidden Gems in Net for Season Long Fantasy
By Teri Chazau (@terichazau) #1 Michael Neuvirth (PHI) five wins, . 939 save %, 3 shutouts The Flyers have been a slow starting team in recent years but always seem to turn on the jets as the season wears on, soyou can expect some offensive support to Neuvirth's stellar numbers thus far.
Dec 3rd 2015, 9:41am EST
November 4 Goalie Ramblings
Just a few ramblings and notes from around the league: We will start off in Calgary where they are a mess in net. Hiller is gone for at least another few days and Ramo has called up from the dead and started the last two games where he's given up 4 and 5 goals, respectively.
Nov 4th 2015, 10:02am EST
November 4 Goalie Ramblings
Just a few ramblings and notes from around the league: We will start off in Calgary where they are a mess in net. Hiller is gone for at least another few days and Ramo has called up from the dead and started the last two games where he's given up 4 and 5 goals, respectively.
Nov 4th 2015, 10:01am EST
November 4 Goalie Ramblings
Just a few ramblings and notes from around the league: We will start off in Calgary where they/\'re a mess in net. Hiller is gone for at least another few days and Ramo has called up from the dead and started the last two games where he\'s given up 4 and 5 goals, respectively.
Nov 4th 2015, 9:49am EST
September 11, 2015
Big announcement! For the first time ever, Goalie Post is offering FREE email notifications. Yep.
Sep 11th 2015, 5:26pm EDT
Goalie Post Ramblings Feb 10, 2015
By Jake Schenkman Just some quick notes regarding some goalie tandems around the league. .
Feb 10th 2015, 10:31am EST
Goalie Post Ramblings Jan 21, 2015
By Jason Banks We are nearing the all-star break, leading into deadline transactions and we are starting to see interesting situations develop. Ryan Miller is trucking along, at an elite pace since late-December.
Jan 21st 2015, 10:30am EST
Goalie Post Ramblings Jan 8, 2015
By Jason Banks Welcome back all to a new year and a time to heat up down the stretch before the trade deadline! We have to start with Semyon Varlamov after his huge 54 save shutout vs Chicago last night. As impressive as he was last season with 41 wins, last season he only compiled a pair of shutouts, while last night\'s blanking was his third in only 21 games.
Jan 8th 2015, 8:39am EST
Goalie Post Ramblings Dec 30, 2014
By Jake Schenkman Here's a few updates on happenings around the league: Brian Elliott will be back in the crease tonight after Brodeur got a shutout last night. Hitchcock hinted that they'll be carrying 3 goalies for now but it seems like Brodeur will be gone sooner rather than later, and I just don't see another team taking him unless they're desperate.
Dec 30th 2014, 11:40am EST
Goalie Post Ramblings Dec 19, 2014
By Jake Schenkman Just some quick notes on some goalie injuries and some possible extra starts. Doesn't seem like Bishop's injury is long term as the coach has said there's a shot he'll be back Tuesday.
Dec 19th 2014, 11:12am EST
Goalie Post Ramblings: Dec 10 2014
By Jason Banks Happy Wednesday all, Shall we start on Pekka Rinne? How has this guy been?! Many were selling due to his hip issues which usually sound like a career killer, but if you were lucky enough to be at the last DobberHockey event, you would have known better and attempted to buy low. Justin Goldman explained the hip issue Rinne had been suffering and discussed how the procedure would actually make him more flexible and stronger in net.
Dec 10th 2014, 8:58am EST
Goaliepost Ramblings: Dec 5 2014
By Jason Banks Happy December everyone, By now we are all into the eighth week of fantasy and it is time to start solving major team problems, there have been several moves in the past few days that could throw Band-Aids on your goaltending problems or create some. Up there with Josh Harding breaking his foot kicking a wall, Corey Crawford hurts his foot stumbling leaving a Rise Against concert.
Dec 4th 2014, 10:22am EST
Goalie Post Ramblings: Nov 26th 2014
Hello all, Jason Banks here, Dobber and co. have called me up to help watch over the world of netminding for fantasy poolies.
Nov 26th 2014, 1:32pm EST
Monday Night Review
By Jake Schenkman So Fleury becomes the third youngest goalie to get to 300 wins. I can't see I saw that coming but good for him as this is a big accomplishment and he's having a fantastic year.
Nov 25th 2014, 12:27am EST
Throwback Thursday
By Jake Schenkman Reminder that the Sabres-Rangers game that was scheduled for tonight has been postponed due to the storm in Buffalo. As of now, there has been no make up date announced.
Nov 21st 2014, 1:11am EST
Quiet Wednesday in Hockey
Cam Talbot had 30 saves in a shutout win for the Rangers against Steve Mason and the Flyers. Mason could not be faulted at all in this one and actually kept it close for the most part.
Nov 20th 2014, 9:01am EST
Sunday Night Ramblings
By Jake Schenkman Talk about making your NHL debut in style. Troy Grosenick had a 45 save shutout in his NHL debut against Khudobin and the Hurricanes.
Nov 17th 2014, 12:31am EST
Saturday Night Goalie Review
By Jake Schenkman - Rask brought the Bruins back in the win column with 33 saves over the Canes. Ward had a decent game, and while Khudobin will start today, Ward will be right back in next game.
Nov 16th 2014, 11:37am EST
Throwback Thursday
We start off with the Varlamov and the Avs beating Lundqvist and the Rangers. I am kind of surprised with this as I thought the Rangers were turning it around and Lundqvist had his A game going but Varlamov was great in this one and pretty much stole the two points for the Avs.
Nov 14th 2014, 9:23am EST
Throwback Thursday
We start off with the Varlamov and the Avs beating Lundqvist and the Rangers. I am kind of surprised with this as I thought the Rangers were turning it around and Lundqvist had his A game going but Varlamov was great in this one and pretty much stole the two points for the Avs.
Nov 14th 2014, 9:22am EST
Tuesday Night Specials
By Jake Schenkman The Devils were led back in the win column by Schneider last night. After a couple bad games, he made at least four spectacular saves last night with helped them beat the Wild.
Nov 12th 2014, 9:19am EST
Monday Night Review
By Jake Schenkman Rask and the Bruins scored two late goals on Schneider in the second period to win this one. Schneider admittedly wasn't happy with his performance and there's a chance we see Kinkaid start tonight.
Nov 11th 2014, 9:56am EST
Struggling Goaltenders
I posted this on Puck Daddy earlier today, but here is a snippet relative to goaltenders. Specifically - the struggling ones Cam Ward, John Gibson, Steve Mason and Semyon Varlamov.
Oct 23rd 2014, 10:34pm EDT
Berra, Bobrovsky, and Braden
by Justin Goldman It has been a really fun start to the season when it comes to scouting backups and prospects. With 49 goalies appearing in games so far (you could say that's 19 backups), minutes have been really spread out in Week 1.
Oct 14th 2014, 2:26am EDT
On Steve Mason and Mike Smith
by Dobber For our new feature on Goalie Post, we've taken a page from DobberHockey and created a Ramblings. I'll weigh in with my thoughts, but you can also expect content from goalie expert Justin Goldman, as well as Goalie Post manager Jake (known as "smack" in the Forum).
Oct 11th 2014, 11:10am EDT
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Oct 10th 2014, 11:32pm EDT
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