Tuukka Rask 



Top 100 NHL Goalies to own in a keeper league - October 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 25 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







Oct 20 Goalie Team Rating Sep 20 Tier
1 Tuukka Rask BOS 111.4 1 1
2 Marc-Andre Fleury PIT 107.8 4 1
3 Carey Price MTL 107.6 3 1
4 Henrik Lundqvist NYR 106.9 2 1
5 Jonathan Quick LA 102.1 6 1
6 Corey Crawford CHI 100.7 5 1
7 Ben Bishop TB 98.7 8 1
8 Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ 98.2 7 1
9 Braden Holtby WAS 97.9 10 2
10 Antti Niemi SJ 95.7 9 2
11 Frederik Andersen ANA 94.4 19 3
12 Cory Schneider NJ 93.7 11 2
13 Kari Lehtonen DAL 92.0 14 2
14 Pekka Rinne NSH 90.7 22 2
15 Semyon Varlamov COL 90.1 12 2
16 Darcy Kuemper MIN 90.1 31 4
17 Mike Smith ARI 89.8 16 2
18 Steve Mason PHI 89.6 13 2
19 Jaroslav Halak NYI 89.2 17 2
20 Roberto Luongo FLA 89.1 15 2
21 Jimmy Howard DET 86.8 20 2
22 Brian Elliott STL 86.1 21 3
23 Ryan Miller VAN 85.5 23 3
24 Craig Anderson OTT 82.3 25 3
25 Ondrej Pavelec WPG 82.1 24 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.





#7 Lennon 2014-10-03 21:51
Who has the inside track for #1 in Anaheim right now....Gibson or Andersen? Can anyone help me?
#6 donpaulo 2014-09-21 08:37
Rinne with a huge decline. Why he is practically a sleeper at 22 :)
#5 Dobber 2014-09-20 17:33
robmyatt - you have a point, but you are assuming that he is guaranteed to suck. You should pretty much always take the starting goalie with the starter's salary over a backup goalie because he will still be given every opportunity to succeed. That is to say - he has a better chance at 30 wins than your typical backup.

tripel - Bernier is on the list - you need to click the Goalie Post link to see the full list. My cheesy way to get you to check out Goalie Post for starting goalie information.

Tdowg - Bernier, Allen share starts, Ward is just as terrible, and Hiller is on a team that will get 25 wins if they're lucky. Go to Goalie Post for the full list and you will see that they are in the same Tier - and as I note at the top, if they're in the same Tier then they should be considered equal (not "ahead" as you say)
+1 #4 tripel 2014-09-08 20:41
interesting .. Bernier doesnt even make the list. I've been wrestling w him vs Luo as 2nd G behind Varly ... this would indicate Luo by miles, but not so sure...
+1 #3 robmyatt 2014-08-25 19:55
I agree with the Pavelec comment above. A goalie like Pavelec (terrible) has a massive negative impact on your weekly scores. It's mathematically safer (in most formats) to keep him on waivers and dress backups like Stalok, Allen, Talbot, Jones, Remier, etc.
#2 hyperdead 2014-08-22 19:35
I'd love your take on Bobrovsky especially that you've given him tier 1 status while he's on a talentless team.

Am i missing something here?
+1 #1 Tdowg 2014-08-22 10:50
Can you provide some insight on why Pavelec made this list at #24? His career numbers make him one of the worst starters in the NHL. To have him ahead of Bernier, Allen, Hiller and Ward seems off to me.

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