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Goaltending Security




Drafting a solid, consistent and most importantly a clear number one goaltender can mean success for your fantasy team. Failing to lock down that star goaltender can lead to doom and gloom for your team. In a world where coaches are becoming more and more willing to run with a two-man system, it makes it even more difficult for fantasy owners. It is very important to draft a goaltender that will get you starts. When points are gained by saves, and wins, your goalie must be in the net to cash in. Here is a breakdown of which goalies are safe picks, and which one is just a little to risky.



Tuukka Rask, Boston Bruins

Roberto Luongo, Florida Panthers

Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings

Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators

Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

Braden Holtby, Washington Capitals



Semyon Varlamov, Colorado Avalanche

Sergei Bobrovsky, Columbus Blue Jackets

Jaroslav Halak, New York Islanders

Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins

Corey Crawford, Chicago Blackhawks



Robin Lehner, Buffalo Sabres

Mike Smith, Arizona Coyotes

Devan Dubnyk, Minnesota Wild

Jake Allen, St. Louis Blues

Martin Jones, San Jose Sharks

Ben Bishop, Tampa Bay Lightning

Frederik Andersen, Anaheim Ducks



Cam Talbot, Edmonton Oilers

Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators

Ryan Miller, Vancouver Canucks

Ondrej Pavelec, Winnipeg Jets

Jimmy Howard, Detroit Red Wings



Steve Mason, Philadelphia Flyers

Jonathan Bernier, Toronto Maple Leafs

Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes

Jonas Hiller, Calgary Flames

Kari Lehtonen, Dallas Stars


Drafting a solid number one goaltender is critical, but getting lucky with a risky pick can be very rewarding also. Draft a solid guy, and then take your risky pick. No one ever guessed that Andrew Hammond or Devan Dubnyk would steal the show last season. So who will be this season goaltending surprise?



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Wow, I agree with nearly all of these save for just these few.

Start with MA Fleury, 5 years in a row of 2.32 to 2.39 goals against and a number one on a solid contender who will start 55-60 games makes him safe as houses to me.

Halak, to me is a slight risk, far from a lock but I am convinced the Isles are slipping this year.

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I may agree Halak is maybe a slight risk.  I might be wrong on that one.  As for Fleury I don't feel confident and honestly I question if Pittsburgh is confident in him.

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