Originally Posted by dyzfunctioned
Also, anyone who doesn't have Miller in their top 10 is crazy.
The guy hasn't posted a SV% south of .916 or a GAA north of 2.59 since the 07-08 season (averaging a SV% of .920, a GAA of 2.47, and 35 wins per season during that span).
I'm too lazy to look up every goalie in the league, but I'd be willing to make a blind wager that that puts him at least top 3 over the past 4 years and wouldn't be surprised if he was closer to #1 in that span.
I'm bored, so decided to follow this up a bit, looking at a few other goalies averages over past 4 years:
Lundqvist: .923 SV%, 2.27 GAA, 37W
Rinne: .920 SV%, 2.36 GAA, 34W
Fleury: .912 SV%, 2.50 GAA, 38W
Miller: .920 SV%, 2.47 GAA, 35W
Price: .914 SV%, 2.60 GAA, 25W
Ward: .918 SV%, 2.61 GAA, 31W
Luongo: .920 SV%, 2.36 GAA, 36W
Hiller: .918 SV%, 2.56 GAA, 27W
Kiprusoff: .913SV%, 2.53 GAA, 38W
Obviously this doesn't predict the future and is only really valid for guys that have a 4 year track record (Halak, Howard, Niemi, etc. were excluded and you could make a case for excluding Price) but it does show that 1) Lundy is the clear cut number one, and 2) that Miller, Luongo, and Rinne are pretty much neck and neck for the #2 spot.
Luongo has the best stats of the 3 over the past 4 years, but given his uncertain role next year, it's pretty easy to recommend the other two over him.
Long story short, the only goalies I would lay money down on for being amongst the tops the next 1-2 years would be Rinne, Lundy, and Miller as all have guaranteed starters jobs, all have averaged a SV% of at least .920, a GAA under 2.50, and around 35 wins over the past several years.