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Fantasy Hockey: Goalie Rankings 6-10

Continuing to roll these out here.

6. Ilya Bryzgalov, Phoenix

2009-10: 42-20-8, 2.29, .920

08-09: 26-31-3, 2.98, .906

07-08: 28-25-3, 2.44, .920

The surprising Coyotes gave a nice boost to Bryzgalov's fantasy numbers last season, pushing him into the 40-win plateau. Expect some regression on that front, but Phoenix should win enough games to keep Bryzgalov near the mid-30s. His save percentage is among the best in the league and he's looking at another heavy workload in 2010-11.

 7. Tuukka Rask, Boston

2009-10: 22-12-5, 1.97 GAA, .931 save percentage

08-09: 1-0-1, 0.00, 1.00

07-08: 2-1-0, 3.26, .886

Let's be clear about one thing: if Tim Thomas had been traded this offseason, Rask would be much higher on this list. Unfortunately for the Finnish netminder (and his dynasty league owners) Thomas hasn't gone anywhere. In an admitted small sample size, the former 1st Round draft pick was simply dominant. It remains to be seen if he can continue that success with an increased workload, and there's always the presence of 2008-09 Vezina winner Tim Thomas to contend with. If Thomas moves on, Rask will rocket up this list. He has the potential to be the #1 fantasy goalie next year, but the question marks associated with drafting him temper that value. For now.

 8. Tomas Vokoun, Florida

2009-10: 23-28-7, 2.55 GAA, .925 save percentage

08-09: 26-23-6, 2.49, .926

07-08: 30-29-4, 2.68, .919

The biggest problem for Vokoun (and the same problem he's always had) is the team he plays for. Awful. Still, he's as good as anyone in the league in terms of save percentage, and that will keep his goals against among the top performers as well. Not many wins, which is a problem, but in the last year of his contact and with uber prospect Jacob Markstrom waiting in the wings it wouldn't be a shock to see Vokoun dealt to a contender at some point this year. If that happens, his value will increase dramatically. Even without that, his workload and talent will make him a useful fantasy asset again next season.

 9. Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary

2009-10: 35-28-4, 2.31, .920

08-09: 45-24-4, 2.84, .903

07-08: 39-26-2, 2.69, .906

Which Kipper will we get? The resurgent Miikka from 09-10, or the diminished, seemingly overworked version from the previous two seasons? It's anybodies guess at this point, but the chance of Kiprusoff putting up a monster 35-win, low-2 GAA, .920 save percentage season is worth drafting at this point. He's a pick that could provide immense value or disappoint greatly. Gamblers, get ready to roll those dice.

 10. Craig Anderson, Colorado

2009-10: 38-25-7, 2.64, .917

08-09: 15-7-3, 2.71, .924

07-08: 8-6-2, 2.25, .935

Anderson's increased workload led to a very nice 2009-10 season, despite a second half dropoff. There's reason to believe he can perform even better in his second full season as the full-time starter, and he's going to get another heavy workload in Denver. He's not an elite fantasy option, but once those big names fly off the board he's a safe and undervalued target.

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