Originally Posted by horrorfan
Is there a minimum requirement of goalie appearances per week?
One thing that jumps out is that goaltending doesn't appear all that important, not just because of starting one only. Being a H2H points league, how much does a goalie really affect your weekly totals? On the surface, the manager with Smith seems to be thinking that way so the emphasis was on skaters.
I don't have time to do the calcuations, but perhaps you could use last year's stats and find out how much on average your starters would produce on a weekly basis (average out totals) to see how much of a goalie's production affects the total per week. Since we're not considering bench players for now, that'll at least show the maximum ratio of goalie to skater production and give you a better sense on their value. I'll bet it's quite low. If so, I'm not sure offering a second goalie would make much of a difference, but I'll wait until you provide the numbers.
Thanks for the advice, it was an interesting exercise. Going by last season's totals, if I never changed my lineup, my team would've averaged 92.59 points per week. Of that total, Pekka Rinne accounted for 8.52 points, or 9.2%. Per player, he's the second highest on my team after Stamkos, but as a position goalies account for the lowest number of points by far (other than Util, unless I decided to play Stamkos there all season).
Obviously, I want to try and fill the position every night, so I think having more than one goaltender is a good idea, but having four like I do is definitely overkill.
1 yr H2H, 10 teams
3RW-Sharp (C)/St. Louis/Stewart/Brunner/Neil/Gallagher