In real-ass hockey, Carey Price is imo arguably the best goalie in the league. Lundqvist, Rinne, and Quick are right there and some of them may be ahead of him.....but in actual hockey Price is amazing. Fantasy, there are a few goalies I would take ahead of him...in a one year, Rask is one of those goalies.
Yes Price will start 70 games, and he'll get 30 wins with a 2.40 GAA and .920 sv%, those are awesome numbers. There's some unknown over how Rask will handle a full starter's load of games and it's a legit question. In 2009 when he played the 45 games, I don't look at it as a fairly low number, I look how he started those games. They were handled like a starter, playing almost every night for a stretch of time and he handled himself very well.
Even if Rask can't handle 70 games, he starts 50 while Khudobin (or someone else) starts the others.....in 50 games Rask will still win 30+ of them behind that Boston team, with great ratios. Meaning even in 50 games he'll probably be worth more than Price this year. Now if Rask shows he can handle the load (which I think he'll be fine) and he plays 65 games, that's 40 wins still with ratios that will probably be better than Price.
It's an upside thing for this one season. Worst case, Rask has to split time with someone but even in that scenario he's arguably more valuable than Price or at the very least even. Best case, he runs with the job and blows Price away.
I understand taking Price because he's proven he can handle the workload. But he's also proven he's stuck on a terrible team. In a keeper I take a shot on Price, in a one-year it's Rask for me.
20 Team Dynasty (points per) - G (25, 50 for defense) A (25) PIM (3) +/- (5) PPG (15) SHG (25) OTG (15) GWG (25) HTr (50) GP (2) HIT (1) BLK (1) Use actual NHL salary
F: Malkin, Tavares, E. Kane, Parenteau, Havlat, Tarasenko, Galchenyuk, Brunner, Boyes, Kruger, Helm, M. Martin, Bergenheim, Carcillo, Stajan
D: Green, Ehrhoff, Ekman-Larsson, Coburn, Daley, Postma
G: Fleury, Mason, Montoya
Farm: Grigorenko, Grimaldi, Kucherov, D. Shore, Hartikainen, Stransky, Kerdiles, Joensuu, Pageau, Murphy, Ceci, Klefbom, Thrower, Donovan, Ekholm, Lehner, Dansk, Poulin, Nilsson, Andersen