Originally Posted by GoalieGuild
Something about the Swedes and Finns you guys ... look at my Top-5 ... Markstrom, Lehner, Lack ... and they are legitimate Top-5 guys.
These trends need to play a role in how you draft and manage your farm-team goalies.
Draft bigger guys, 6-2 and over. Draft Swedes and Finns. Your odds are much better one of them pans out.
I hate to peg somebody simply by their nationality & size... but I've been slowly buying into this theory for the last few years. I've decided to go a bit outside Scandinavia, but I have several teams drafted for the coming year invested in Varlamov (Russian, 6'-2") and Pavelec (Czech, 6'-3"). In my points-only keeper, I added Lindback (Swede, 6'-6") to my team of Fleury & Crawford. We count only the top 2G.
Anyways, really enjoying the AHL updates so far. They've been great in the absence of NHL games. (sending you some REP)