View Full Version : Goalie Rankings for February 16th

02-16-2011, 11:57 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/)

Good Start
Miller vs TOR: Is 1 game enough rest for Miller? Hopefully he won't need it anyways, he's 24-8 against the Leafs with great numbers.
C Hedberg vs CAR: With Brodeur still out, Hedberg is shining in Jersey's new (old) system. He's posted back to back 1 goal wins, posting a .969sv% in both.
C Quick @CLB: The slump is over and the Kings have gone on an absolute tear, desperate to make the playoffs in a tight race. He's won 6 of his last 7, and is coming off his 6th shutout of the season (against Philly, 5 games ago against Boston).
Bobrovsky @FLA: Boucher stated last night, no reason for Bobrovsky not to today. He's won 7 of his last 9 with great stats in all.
Backstrom @CHI: I saw the shot totals and thought Backstrom was pulled, but he really let in 3 goals on 13 shots ALL game. Considering he didn't face even a period's worth of shots he should go again.
C Crawford vs MIN: He only has 1 win to show for it, but in his last 3 he's got a 1.63gaa and .934sv%.
Kiprusoff vs DAL: Basically, we're in bizarro world. Islanders dominating, Flames fighting for a playoff spot. What's happening? Kipper has been awesome the last 10 games or so.
Varlamov @ANA: Neuvirth lost last game, so Varly should be expected. He's been just as good, but he's only won 2 of his last 8.
Hiller vs WSH: Hiller stopped a whopping 12 shots for a shutout against Edmonton, but it's a nice way to ease back into the game after missing a few due to fatigue.

Toss Up
Ward @NJD: Ward seems to be turning things around, allowing just 2 goals in 2 of his last 3 games. His sv% has been below .912 just twice in his last 8, and those were respectable too.
C Vokoun vs Philly: Everything is going according to plan for Vokoun basically, and if you expected otherwise you probably drafted him too early. Great sv% in 6 of his last 10, a few wins, 2.5~gaa
Raycroft @CGY: Lehtonen lost last night so it makes sense for him to go here. He hasn't been as good as earlier in the season, but still a solid back up.
Fleury @COL: The best has likely come and gone for the Pens, unless Crosby comes back healthy very soon. If they continue playing like they have been, I don't know if he'll be moving back up soon.

Weak Start
C Giguere @BUF: Giggy has been getting a decent sv% sometimes, but he's not winning very often and has let in 3 or more in 5 of his last 6.

Don't Start
Garon vs LAK: Mason is sick, so he'll probably miss a few games or not be 100%. Garon played well his last game, but awful the last few months. His stats would look absolutely terrible without those 3 shutouts.
COL goalie vs PIT: The whole team is awful, but Pittsburgh's roster isn't much better.

02-16-2011, 03:25 PM
Miller (BUFF)

Theodore (MIN)

Hiller going back on IR (ANA)...McElhinney likely w/ recently called up Pielmeier as backup

Lehtonen (DAL)

Varlamov (WSH)

Kipper (CGY)

Budaj (COL)

02-16-2011, 03:38 PM


02-17-2011, 12:03 AM
I can probably do rankings tomorrow in the morning without notes, but they won't be done until 1 or 2pm.