Originally Posted by Gotlaid
Because of scheduling and fatigue... We're dealing with humans here not video games where isn't a factor...
With a 60 game schedule you're looking at multiple 3 games on 4 nights or 4 games on 6 nights type of scheduling, goalies will be fatigued if they play that much and will have a higher chance of injury or getting too tired when it comes to playoff time. Remember teams are after the " big picture" getting a lot of regular season wins means nothing to them if it means their goalie will be tired come playoff time.
I could argue 2/3 of the starts, but when you say 50 out of 60 that's a bit far fetched (depending on the goalie), especially when they have perfectly capable backups in place. You could argue maybe Kipper who traditionally always garners a ton of starts and they don't have viable backup, but when you have a #2 like Biron, Clemmensen, Vokoun, Harding, Elliott and even C. Mason, you would think why would teams want to decide to run their goalies ragged when they have a perfectly capable backup to ease some of that pressure off?
Exactly. The only teams that are going to be riding their #1 to play >85% of the starts will be teams with really inexperienced #2 goaltenders on the cusp of making the playoffs.
12-team H2H Semi Keeper (keep 6)
skater cats (7): G, A, P, +/-, PIM, PPP, GWG
goalie cats (4): W, GAA, SV%, SHO
6 keepers bolded
C(2) - S. Crosby, E. Malkin (W), S. Ott (W)
W(4) - A. Ovechkin, D. Brown, M. Ryder, B. Saad
D(4) - K. Yandle, D. Phaneuf, M. Green, R. Josi
G(2) - MA. Fleury, J. Halak, T. Vokoun, V. Fasth, J. Allen, R. Lehner
IR - E. Karlsson (D)
Next year's draft picks (1-6 are keepers): 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 17