NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers salutes the fans following a 5-1 defeat of the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden on April 7, 2010 in New York, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
WHAM! A double helping of fantasy hockey goodness (relatively speaking, whether you like my rankings or not) coming at you! Here's the top 30 rankings for the goalies of 2011-12 season. Stats are based on Wins, Goals Against Average, and Save Percentage. And no I am not going to bother with Shutouts, it's too unpredictable. Enjoy!
4) Tomas Vokoun, Capitals - Going from a hopeless cause in Florida to a playoff contender is a nice upgrade for Vokoun. Likely will upgrade in every category so you should be happy as much as he is this season.
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6) Carey Price, Canadians - Price did a great job responding to getting the full time job all to himself this past season and he should do just as well this season.
8) Ilya Bryzgalov, Flyers - Going to a shooting free-for-all team to a defensively stingy team is great for Bryzgalov's career but may take a hit on his save percentages. Still an excellent goalie to have.
9) Ryan Miller, Sabers - We go from Miller's highs to his lows the past couple of seasons. Look at the middle and that's about where I see him this season.
10) Martin Brodeur, Devils - Yeeahhhhhhhhh. I don't think I need to remind you of last season. However late in the season, he did very well and I think with everyone healthy, he'll do his thing he does so well again this season.
11) Corey Crawford, Blackhawks - The defensive minded Hawks should help Crawford develop and grow into his #1 goalie status so I think he'll more or less do the same as he did last season with some chance for more wins as he gains experience in handling high pressure situations
14) Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins - A great goalie on a great team, he'll give you plenty of opportunities for wins but he's got some great averages but don't expect any more than that but anticipate slightly less.
15) Jonas Hiller, Ducks - Poor guy had to deal with vertigo issues for most of last season and leaving his status in limbo for owners. It sounds like it's good to go but I'm a bit more leery of him since vertigo isn't easily cured. Draft him as a #2, not a #1.
16) Jaroslav Halak, Blues - The Blues are still and young, rebuilding team but Halak should do just fine on his end so long as you aren't expecting too many wins but instead looking for his great averages.
19) Craig Anderson, Senators - He'll do better than his total stats last season seem to suggest since he seemed to get a second wind after being traded. Don't expect a miracle though since we are talking about the Senators.
20) James Reimer, Maple Leafs - Should be interesting to see what he does with the full time gig now that's he's earned it. Certainly worth drafting as a #2 but may provide borderlined #1 stats if he plays to his potential.
21) Miikka Kiprusoff, Flames - A power horse when it comes to games and minutes played, he provides lots of wins but his averages are ok, not good. Plus, he's not getting any younger and the mileage has to catch up to him.
24) Semyon Varlamov, Avalanche - Health is the name of the game here and Varlamov isn't very good at that. He'll be given the chance to start as many games as necessary but with his health in question, he's best as a #3 goalie.
28) Devan Dubnyk or Nikolai Khabibulin, Oilers - Devan is looking to be the #1 this upcoming season but he's still got Khabibulin to deal with since he's still on the roster and competing as well. Pay attention who performs well and who doesn't.
30) Al Montoya or Evgeni Nabokov or Rick DiPietro, Islanders - Yuck. It's a complicated situation that doesn't sound like there is an answer at this time. Keep your ears peel since Nabokov seems to be in a better mood than last season's pout but who know's what happens.
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