View Full Version : Goalie Rankings for January 26th

01-26-2011, 10:38 AM
Disclaimer: All of the following are based on my (hopefully) unbiased opinion and are in no way statistical fact. Factors going into my decisions include goalie skill, match up, career stats vs, and recent trends. How many goalies start reflects how much I write about them, usually. If you disagree about anything feel free to voice your opinion!

C = CONFIRMATION: All confirmations are listed below or click here (http://goaliestatus.com/)
* = Tandem goalie: Even if confirmed check as late as possible!

Must Start
Thomas vs FLA: Thomas snapped a 5 game win streak but still only allowed 2 goals in the loss.
C Rinne @VAN: Rinne was nice enough to wait a game to put up bad stats after I made him a must start, so he gets to stay. He's won 9 of his last 11 and allowed more than 2 goals just twice.
Luongo vs NSH: Luongo has only won 1 of his last 4, but hasn't lost in regulation in almost 2 months.

Good Start
C Brodeur @DET: Is it a good effin' day for Brodeur owners or what? He's won 5 of the last 6, and a .917sv% or higher on all of them. I read somewhere a NJ player said "If we had Lemaire the whole season, we'd be near the top of the standings", and I certainly believe it.
Holtby @ATL: In the league I have the WSH tandem, when I read both were injured I immediately picked him up. Now I have Lundy and 3 Caps goalies, 2 of which are wasting away, but the stats that have come with it are sweet.
C Lehtonen vs EDM: Goalies must know when I'm about to put them in must start, just so they can make me look dumb. Lehtonen let in 7 goals last game, which is 1 more than he let in his 4 games before that combined.
Niemi @LAK: I really want to continue saying Niemi sucks, but he's really turned his play around recently. He has a stellar 2gaa and .937sv% this month, and after starting 1-4-1 he's now on a 4 game win streak.

Toss Up
Pavelec vs WSH: Pavelec is still getting great sv% here and there, but it's not enough give him good stats for the month (.898). He's won just 1 of his last 8, and is 3-8 against Washington.
Dipietro vs CAR: After praising Dipietro for not sucking for a short period of time, he thanks me with a 4 goal loss on just 22 shots. He's 5-11-1 against Carolina with terrible numbers.
Vokoun @BOS: Vokoun ended up with the win, does he go again? He's only 5-8-2 against the Bruins but has a great .929sv%.
Labarbera @COL: Labarbera has filled in pretty well for Bryzgalov, so he should be getting at least some B2B time. He's 2-0-1 with a .950sv% in his last 3.
Kiprusoff vs STL: Getting called out by your coach and having your job in jeopardy can do wonders for your play. 2 wins, 1.92gaa, and .941sv% over his last 2 is a great start for a playoff push.
Quick vs SJS: Quick posted a shutout against Boston, so I gotta move him up even though he's been playing poorly. Last time he faced the Sharks he shut them out too, so that's a good sign. This game is absolutely HUGE for both teams.

Weak Start
C Howard vs NJD: After a great start, hitting the sophomore slump was unexpected. He's let in 3 or more in 8 of his last 9, and going 4-4-1 is bad for Detroit standards.
C Ward @NYI: He's been pretty bad this month, and since Carolina is only 1 point out of a playoff spot he needs to improve. 11-2-1 against the Islanders bodes well for tonight though.
Halak @CGY: Halak is pushing Don't Start territory. 3.39gaa and .883 is his worst month by a significant amount. He's won just 2 of his last 10, and if he shits the bed he's moving down.

Don't Start
Khabibulin @DAL: Okay, Dubnyk went yesterday so does that mean Khabi today? He's lost his last 10, all in regulation.
C Budaj vs PHX: Unless your pool gives you points every time your goalie gets scored on, he's not worth rostering.

01-26-2011, 12:28 PM


01-26-2011, 12:29 PM



thomas first off the ice

01-26-2011, 12:30 PM

varlamov first off the ice

01-26-2011, 04:52 PM








01-26-2011, 04:53 PM

Rick DiPietro starting tonight vs Canes

01-26-2011, 04:59 PM
Howard or Rinne ?

01-26-2011, 05:10 PM
Howard or Rinne ?

Rinne, Canucks won too big last game to have another big night offensively.

01-26-2011, 05:33 PM
Canucks are 2nd in league scoring. They might just do it again :D

01-27-2011, 01:09 PM
I benched Pavelec because of you!

01-27-2011, 03:31 PM

01-27-2011, 05:36 PM
I benched Pavelec because of you!


nobody knows, so always go with your gut feeling