Here are the Top 100 goaltenders to own in your fantasy hockey keeper leagues – August edition! (Yes, we’re a day past August, but better late than never!)
As always, please focus on the Tiers. The goalie position is very volatile in fantasy hockey and in most cases it is fruitless to forecast their performance beyond the next two seasons. If you count on a goalie who is too young, you could be waiting five years or more before he starts posting 30-win seasons. And most of the ‘proven’ goalies tend to follow up Vezina-caliber seasons with weaker ones. We’re left with a handful of valuable, reliable goaltenders who ‘should’ be able to give you 35-win seasons as the uncontested starter of a good team. Those goalies are in the first tier. Goalies within the same tier have approximate equal value in keeper leagues – one is better than the other in one way, but worse than the other in another way.