View Full Version : Goalie Rankings for February 23rd

02-23-2011, 09:10 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/)

Must Start
Niemi @PIT: Niemi won again for his 8th win in 10 games.

Good Start
Fleury vs SJS: It's a bad sign offensively when you lose 1-0, and that situation won't get much better unless Crosby returns. Fleury is still playing well though, his last 3 games have been great.
Bryzgalov @TBL: If this game wasn't a B2B I'd move him up, the streak he's been on is awesome. 8 wins, just below 2.00gaa, and a .936sv%.
C Quick @ANA: Quick is 5-2-1 against the Ducks, but has pretty crappy numbers. Last game they were shutout by the Islanders, so it's apparent that it was a bad game all around.

Toss Up
C Clemmensen @OTT: Clemmensen has allowed 2 or less goals in 4 of his last 6 starts. He's 3-0 against Ottawa.
Miller vs ATL: Miller has lost 4 in a row, but the last 3 he's allowed 2 goals in each. It's hard to win games when your team scores 2 goals in the last 3 games. Miller is 4-0-1 in his last 5 against Atlanta at home.
Ellis vs PHX: I guess Ellis is projected tonight, but I'm going to game so I don't want to believe it. Roloson has played poorly and Ellis has played better, so he deserves it.

Weak Start
Anderson vs FLA: What an impact a change of scenery can have. Anderson had a 47 save shutout against the Leafs in his Sens debut.
Pavelec @BUF: I think it's time to say the Pavelec ride is officially over, this season. Ladd was over achieving, Byfuglien was over achieving, everything worked out well until the team fell back to earth.
Dubnyk @COL: Khabi played last night, and it didn't go well. Dubnyk hasn't been nearly as good as he was earlier this season, dropping from a 2.38gaa and .921 sv% through 2 months to a 3.24gaa and .888sv% in his last 5 games.
Budaj vs EDM: Budaj played pretty well last night, but Elliott may join the team today so he could get the start if he makes it on time.
C McElhinney vs LAK: Good news! Emery is getting close, and has played well in the A. Bad news! Hiller doesn't appear to be ready, at all.

02-23-2011, 12:50 PM










02-23-2011, 06:04 PM

Elliot starts NOT Budaj as the earlier link indicates.....

02-23-2011, 06:05 PM

dubnyk expected


labarbera expected

02-23-2011, 06:43 PM
Roloson or Anderson tonight?

02-23-2011, 09:05 PM
I wish you didn't suck as much dick as you do suck, Pavelec.

02-24-2011, 01:38 AM
Rankings up late tomorrow, 1pm ish.