“Are goalies overvalued in today's game?”
This is a great question in today’s cap-era. I believe they are critical and highly valued in today’s modern fast pace game. However, I do think you have to remember that it’s just a few teams that overpaid their goaltenders. This clearly isn’t the norm throughout the league – these are outliers. I believe due to the stats alone of these goalies means organizations will learn and there won’t be a trend to shell out $8+ million to starting goalies.
I agree with the question of how much a starting goalie is worth and what’s his value? Well I think that clearly depends on the goalie and team. What are the team’s deficiencies?
I think as the league and organizations begin to really switch over to analytics modeling their going to be able to eventually addressed the question of what a goalie’s worth is.