Fantasy Indicators of Success: Goalies

Dobber Sports

2010-11-04

Thomas

 

In order to provide a balanced view, I’ll be following the lead of my Western counterpart and look at the top two goalies from each of the 15 Eastern Conference teams. Each goaltender will be labeled Buy, Sell or Hold.

 

Some statistics are more important when looking at predicting fantasy success for goaltenders. The two most important are Goals-Against-Average and Save Percentage. While a goalies record is important, it may be more indicative of how the team is doing instead of how the goaltender is playing. NOTE:  The discussion below is more applicable for one year leagues. All statistics are prior to last nights games.

 

 

Atlanta

 

Name

GS

GAA

SV%

Record

Status

Chris Mason

9

3.50

0.903

5-4-1

Sell

Ondrej Pavelec

2

2.68

0.914

0-0-1

Buy

 

At 34 years of age, Chris Mason was brought in to bridge the gap and assist the Thrashers top goaltender prospect’s transition to an NHL regular. Smart move by Atlanta. The problem for fantasy league owners is that the two will split enough games on a borderline team to relegate them both to the bottom tier of fantasy goaltenders. Mason may still have some name value left and Pavelec’s is a wildcard who might pay dividends later this year.

 

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