Forensics: Bryzgalov and Dubnyk

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Is there fantasy value to be found in the Oilers depressing goaltending situation?

While I was watching the news this past Monday, one of the broadcasters mentioned that this was the most depressing week of the year. Most of us take a week or two away from work or school and to relax and slow down, hopefully catching up with family and friends. Eventually January arrives and the Holiday Season is over and everyone gets back into the day to day grind. So in the spirit of "the most depressing week of the year", as a die-hard Oiler fan it seems most appropriate to discuss the fantasy relevance of Edmonton's goaltending and what to expect for the rest of the season from Devan Dubnyk and Ilya Bryzgalov.


First off, it looks as though Bryzgalov has worked his way into the starter's role and Dubnyk is now officially second fiddle. Courtesy of Frozen Pool, below we can evaluate Dubnyk's past six games and see right away that he has only had one start which was a brutal outing versus San Jose on January 2nd where he got lit up for five goals on 36 shots.


Last Six Games (Dubnyk)