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Top 100 NHL Goalies to own in a keeper league - July edition

 

If two goalies are in the same tier, consider their value equal. As I've said all along - two goalies within 5.0 rating points from each other should be considered equal, but based on feedback readers were not doing that. Enjoy the new tier system and for those who like to split hairs...the ratings value was left in place.

 

 

The following is a list of the Top 30 goaltenders to own in your fantasy pool - get the full TOP 100 list - FREE - over at The Goalie Post

 

 

 

Based on your feedback, I've divided the tiers further - there are now eight tiers instead of seven, with more split in the Top 50, to give you a better handle on the different levels of fantasy value among the goalies. It's an ever-changing world - I could do these rankings daily, it seems

 

 

 

 

Jul 20 Goalie Team Rating Jun 20 Tier
1 Carey Price MON 115.1 1 1
2 Pekka Rinne NSH 107.9 2 1
3 Marc-Andre Fleury PIT 107.9 3 1
4 Braden Holtby WAS 107.2 4 1
5 Ben Bishop TBL 105.3 5 1
6 Tuukka Rask BOS 105.3 6 1
7 Frederik Andersen ANA 105.2 7 1
8 Devan Dubnyk MIN 102.6 8 1
9 Henrik Lundqvist NYR 101.2 10 1
10 Jaroslav Halak NYI 100.8 11 1
11 Corey Crawford CHI 100.5 9 1
12 Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ 100.1 12 1
13 Jonathan Quick LAK 97.4 14 2
14 Cory Schneider NJD 94.3 15 2
15 Kari Lehtonen DAL 92.2 16 2
16 Semyon Varlamov COL 89.2 17 2
17 Roberto Luongo FLA 89.1 18 2
18 Steve Mason PHI 88.0 19 2
19 Antti Niemi DAL 86.1 13 3
20 Jake Allen STL 83.3 20 3
23 Cam Talbot EDM 83.2 38 3
21 Brian Elliott STL 82.4 21 3
22 Jimmy Howard DET 80.9 23 3
24 Karri Ramo CGY 78.8 22 3
25 Ryan Miller VAN 78.3 25 3
26 Ondrej Pavelec WPG 77.1 27 3
27 Craig Anderson OTT 76.9 32 3
28 Andrei Vasilevski TBL 76.1 28 3
29 Petr Mrazek DET 75.8 29 3
30 Jonas Hiller CGY 75.3 31 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advice - How you use the above tiered system will depend on your league rules - both in terms of categories, the amount of keepers you own, and how many goalies must be active, as well as how big your roster is and how many owners are in your league. But the key is to shoot for as many goalies in as high a tier as you can.

 

 

 

Comments  

#40 Big Ev 2015-07-27 09:38
Lundqvist is a band-aid boy because of two seasons where he only played 40 some games? You realize Fleury has had some injuries as well?

Dallas won't even make the playoffs this year. I heard last year that they were going to be a powerhouse. Anyone touching a Dallas goalie will be in for a wild ride because a) you don't know who will start and b) the team defense is just not good. It's arguable whether or not they upgraded their goaltending because they have the 100% dumb two-goalie system now. Both guys want to be starters. It's going to be a [censored] show.

It's laughable that anybody would want either Dallas G or either STL G over Craig Anderson
#39 Dobber 2015-07-26 11:17
Dallas added Nichushkin, Oduya and Sharp, and upgraded their goaltending. They also get a full season with Klingberg (started 14 games in last year).

They will be a powerhouse this season.

Regarding Niemi and Lehtonen, I apologize - with Lehtonen there was a variable that I did not adjust. His true rating should be 21st and not 15th. These two are right in the same ballpark as Elliott and Allen
#38 Dobber 2015-07-26 11:10
Quoting Isle B.:
How is Lundqvist below MAF, Dubnyk and Andersen by any form of measurement?

He is a top goalie in the league and plays behind one of the top defensive teams in the league. Dubnyk played well for half a season. MAF, even in is best season in years, won about 2 games total in March and April 2015. Andersen is part of a 3-headed monster with Gibson and Khudobin.

Just nonsensical.


Well, I'll try to make some sense of this for you.

In my league, if I own Henrik Lundqvist, I would trade him straight up for Fleury. I would trade him straight up for Dubnyk. I would trade him straight up for Andersen.

How's that for a form of measurement? Lundqvist is a BANDAID BOY and under my rules of no IR, that is a strong point against. He's no longer a Top 10 goalie and if he only plays 75% of the season then his value is not good.

Of course, since I could get a lot more than Dubnyk for him I would push for more. I would get more than just "straight up". But make no mistake, I would rather own Dubnyk than Lundqvist. If you disagree, then that is certainly your right. You come here for advice and that's my advice - some of my advice you are probably okay not to take. Some of my advice you are wise to take. Up to you to decide which is which.

Every summer I have these arguments - last year it was Holtby. The year before that it was Bishop. One thing I have in common with those years - I turned out to be right.
#37 Isle B. 2015-07-24 14:37
Quoting newfcollins:
You can use that same argument for Fleury three years ago: 23 wins in 33 GP vs 24 wins in 43 games played for Lundqvist.


You could make that argument, but then you'd have to ignore that the reason MAF played less in 2013 was due to being on the verge of being supplanted by Vokoun as the Pens' #1 goalie, and not due to missing a solid block of time during the season because of injury (which was the only reason Lundqvist didn't play about 85% of his team's games for the first time in his career last season.
#36 newfcollins 2015-07-24 13:51
You can use that same argument for Fleury three years ago: 23 wins in 33 GP vs 24 wins in 43 games played for Lundqvist.
#35 Isle B. 2015-07-24 13:43
Quoting newfcollins:
Quoting Isle B.:

I'd say those games played in 2014-15 is a significant difference. If you had Lundqvist on your team, you could have had another goalie in your lineup for 4-6 weeks.


That's a strategy thing. It has nothing to do with why someone should be ranked higher. (ie- Craig Anderson should be higher because you can play another goalie when he is injured).


If a forward scored 30 goals in 46 games, his value would be unquestionably higher than a forward that scored 34 goals in 64 games, so why should goalies be any different?
#34 newfcollins 2015-07-24 13:27
Quoting Isle B.:

I'd say those games played in 2014-15 is a significant difference. If you had Lundqvist on your team, you could have had another goalie in your lineup for 4-6 weeks.


That's a strategy thing. It has nothing to do with why someone should be ranked higher. (ie- Craig Anderson should be higher because you can play another goalie when he is injured).
#33 Isle B. 2015-07-23 23:10
Quoting newfcollins:
Just to compare, in the last three seasons:

2014-15
Fleury: 64 GP, 34 W, 1,685 saves, .920 save percentage, 2.32 GAA, 10 shutouts
Lundqvist: 46 GP, 30 wins, 1,226, .922 save percentage, 2.25 GAA, 5 shutouts

2013-14
Fleury: 64 GP, 39 W, 1,774 saves, .915 save percentage, 2.37 GAA, 5 shutouts
Lundqvist: 63 GP, 33 W, 1,810 saves, .920 save percentage, 2.36 GAA, 5 shutouts

2012-13
Fleury: 33 GP, 23 W, 881 saves, .916 save percentage, 2.39 GAA, 1 shutout
Lundqvist: 43 GP, 24 W, 1,190 saves, .926 save percentage, 2.05 GAA, 3 shutouts

Only 2012-13 was Lundqvist that much better, and Fleury was still close in wins and shutouts. And that was three seasons ago.


I'd say those games played in 2014-15 is a significant difference. If you had Lundqvist on your team, you could have had another goalie in your lineup for 4-6 weeks.
#32 newfcollins 2015-07-23 21:53
Just to compare, in the last three seasons:

2014-15
Fleury: 64 GP, 34 W, 1,685 saves, .920 save percentage, 2.32 GAA, 10 shutouts
Lundqvist: 46 GP, 30 wins, 1,226, .922 save percentage, 2.25 GAA, 5 shutouts

2013-14
Fleury: 64 GP, 39 W, 1,774 saves, .915 save percentage, 2.37 GAA, 5 shutouts
Lundqvist: 63 GP, 33 W, 1,810 saves, .920 save percentage, 2.36 GAA, 5 shutouts

2012-13
Fleury: 33 GP, 23 W, 881 saves, .916 save percentage, 2.39 GAA, 1 shutout
Lundqvist: 43 GP, 24 W, 1,190 saves, .926 save percentage, 2.05 GAA, 3 shutouts

Only 2012-13 was Lundqvist that much better, and Fleury was still close in wins and shutouts. And that was three seasons ago.

Fleury is a little underrated because of his playoff meltdowns. But in the regular season, he's pretty solid. If your league counts just wins, GAA and saves, for example, it's been pretty close the last two seasons.
#31 Isle B. 2015-07-23 20:47
Quoting philatangy:
Quoting dubroe:
Very interesting that you have Lehtonen in a higher tier than Niemi.


I'm actually intrigued that Lehtonen is ranked this high at all. Seems that many are guessing that he won't even end up getting half of the starts this season.


I don't see how either one could be rated that highly at this point. The Stars will be entertaining and should be a playoff team, but they certainly aren't going to be a defensive powerhouse. I would think they'd be less valuable the CGY goalies at this point. Even if the Flames regress, they should still be a much better defensive team than DAL.

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