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Fantasy Hockey Quasi-Early Trends and Pretends 6.0 (NHL Power Rankings)

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Early trends. What to trust, what to watch out for. Power Rankings

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We are just over 22% into the 2015-2016 NHL season.


Goalies. We are far enough into the season to get a good feel for the Goalie Stats.

1.       The Toronto Maple Leafs have been using two goalies: Jonathan Bernier - 0 wins, 7 loses, 1 OTL, 3.17 GAA and .895 sv percentage AND James Reimer - 5 wins, 2 loses, 3 over time loses, 2.3 GAA and .925 sv percentage. James is 17th in GAA and 12th in save percentage while posting .500 on a bad team. He's 28% owned.

2.       The Winnipeg Jets have also been using two goalies: Ondrej Pavelec - 4 wins, 6 loses and 1 OTL, 2.96 GAA and .901 sv % AND Michael Hutchinson - 4 wins, 2 loses and 1 OTL, 2.77 GAA and .915 sv %. Not quite the disparity until you consider this. 
Pavelec faced: Boston, NYI, Calgary, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, LA, Columbus and Toronto. (5 playoff teams, 3 of the worst teams in the league)
Hutchinson faced: New Jersey, NYR, Minnesota, Chicago, Montreal and Ottawa. (All playoff teams if the season ended today).
Michael Hutchinson is 28% owned.

3.       Reto Berra has 4 wins, 3 loses, a 1.5 GAA (first among qualified goalies) and .953 sv %. He has 2 shutouts (2nd in the league). He's 41% owned. His team (Colorado Avalanche) is 2nd in the league in blocked shots (316).

4.       In his last 5 games Sergei Bobrovsky has 4 wins, 1 loss, 2.22 GAA and .930 sv %.

5.       In his last 5 games Roberto Luongo has 2 wins, 3 loses, 3.13 GAA and .885 sv %.

6.       In his last 5 games Karri Ramo of the 3rd to last place Calgary Flames has 3 wins, 3 loses, 2.52 GAA and .92 sv %. I don't see this being long standing but for the time he's playing well and is 12% owned. Oh and his team ranks first in blocked shots (326).

7.       4 of Linus Ullmarks last 5 starts have amassed to 4 wins, 0 loses, 1.50 GAA and .956 sv %. He's seeing much more playtime now than Chad Johnson but avoid him over the next week as they face Dallas twice. He is 10% owned.

8.       With Carey Price still out, Mike Condon remains a very competent backup. He had a bad matchup vs. Colorado but has 6 wins, 1 loss and 2 OTL's, 2.38 GAA and .921 sv %. He is 59% owned.

9.       I would not be surprised to find Braden Holtby among the Vezina nominees at the end of the year.

10.   Ryan Miller might not have the starting job for long in Vancouver. He has lost the last 5 while Jacob Markstrom looked good in his start vs. Columbus. This will be an interesting situation to watch as Markstrom has not showed much.

Goalie can be a finicky position and if you are struggling there is usually a gem hidden out there to be found.

NHL Power Rankings

Week: 11/16/2015

Bleacher Report

ESPN

Fox Sports

CBS Sports **

Average

vs. last week

Anaheim Ducks

26

17

26

19

22.00

21.33

Arizona Coyotes

13

24

12

20

17.25

17.33

Boston Bruins

16

18

14

12

15.00

20.67

Buffalo Sabres

17

21

18

24

20.00

27.00

Calgary Flames

29

30

28

26

28.25

26.67

Carolina Hurricanes

24

25

25

25

24.75

27.67

Chicago Blackhawks

11

8

10

10

9.75

10.67

Colorado Avalanche

23

22

23

28

24.00

23.00

Columbus Blue Jackets

28

29

27

29

28.25

30.00

Dallas Stars

2

2

2

2

2.00

6.67

Detroit Red Wings

19

19

17

13

17.00

13.67

Edmonton Oilers

30

27

30

27

28.50

23.33

Florida Panthers

21

20

20

22

20.75

15.00

Los Angeles Kings

7

6

8

6

6.75

20.33

Minnesota Wild

5

7

6

8

6.50

7.67

Montreal Canadiens

3

3

3

1

2.50

1.00

Nashville Predators

6

4

4

7

5.25

5.00

New Jersey Devils

10

10

7

17

11.00

28.00

New York Islanders

9

12

15

15

12.75

7.33

New York Rangers

1

1

1

5

2.00

12.67

Ottawa Senators

14

14

16

16

15.00

13.33

Philadelphia Flyers

27

26

24

23

25.00

19.00

Pittsburgh Penguins

12

11

11

11

11.25

18.33

San Jose Sharks

22

15

13

21

17.75

6.33

St. Louis Blues

8

9

9

4

7.50

6.67

Tampa Bay Lightning

15

28

22

9

18.50

5.00

Toronto Maple Leafs

25

13

29

30

24.25

24.67

Vancouver Canucks

20

16

19

18

18.25

12.67

Washington Capitals

4

5

5

3

4.25

9.00

Winnipeg Jets

18

23

21

14

19.00

8.33

** CBS came from 11/10/2015

Extra Cheddar:
Looking longterm, these are all among the potential Vezina contenders:
http://www.ibtimes.com/nhl-player-rankings-2015-2016-five-best-goalies-hockey-2178479

Reto Berra's time is coming:
http://milehighsticking.com/2015/11/16/reto-berra-legitimate-starting-goalie-colorado-avalanche/

Linus Ullmark is giving Sabres fans hope:
http://www.diebytheblade.com/2015/11/13/9727624/sabres-links-ullmarks-final-save-bowman-joins-hockey-hotline-playoff