Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just Fantasy Hockey - Week 3 Goalie Report


Jonas Hiller - ANA - His play continues to warrant him starting in Anaheim over counterpart J.S.G. In three games last week he had 3 wins, and an outstanding GAA and SV% of 1.63 and .951 respectively. Look for him to continue his hot start.

Ilya Bryzgalov - PHO - After allowing one goal on 18 shots he faced in his first start of the week he followed that by shutting out the high powered offence of the Sharks in San Jose. He currently has a spectacular GAA of 0.48 and SV% of .977, however don't expect him to be able to maintain these numbers.

Ryan Miller - BUF - In three games he had 3 wins, one shut out, 71 saves, a GAA of 1.00 and a SV% of .959. Although he doesn’t have the most consistent team in front of him, Miller is a top NHL goaltender and remains the Sabres top guy. Ride him while he is white hot.


Tim Thomas - BOS - Allowing 6 goals and a SV% of .800, Thomas makes the cold list. Although playing just 1 game so far, as the reigning Vezina trophy winner he should be expected to put up better numbers.

Cristobal Huet - CHI - Lost his starting job to the Bulin wall last year and things aren’t going so well this year. Huet got pulled after allowing 3 goals in the first 7 minutes against Calgary and then was benched against Edmonton in favour of Niemi. This could be just the warning signal being sent from coach Quenneville or just a planned start in a busy week for the Hawks, but whatever the case Huet didn’t cut it this week.

Vesa Toskala - TOR - Not that I like kicking a man when he’s down, but perhaps some time on the IR is just what he needed after a horrendous week. With 12 goals in two starts with a SV% at .818 he deserves to be anywhere but your starting line up.

Other Mentionables: Jonathan Quick, Craig Anderson and Evgeni Nabokov are must starts in all formats. They have winning records and are carrying their teams currently. Roberto Luongo and Miikka Kiprusoff are struggling to keep their teams afloat and get wins.

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