Here are the top 62 goalies to own in your salary cap league – May 26th, 2022 edition.
The music on the goalie carousel has stopped once again, and the market seems to be just about fully shaken out. Vitek Vanecek and Alexandar Georgiev are the two winners, with Georgiev winning the plum spot in Colorado, and Vanecek landing himself a great new contract on an up-and-coming team that just needs a decent goaltender in order to be a playoff team.
Based on a little addition by subtraction, Marc-Andre Fleury lost his running-mate in Cam Talbot, and looks to be in line for a lot of starts on a good Minnesota team for the next two years. His fair contract is also great for the team and for fantasy owners. Also turning out well for fantasy owners, is Ilya Samsonov competing with band-aid-boy Matt Murray for the starting job in Toronto. He's also on a super friendly deal, will still be an RFA at the end of it, and will be motivated for that next contract.
On the flip side, the big money handed out to Darcy Kuemper, Jack Campbell, and Ville Husso will leave the fantasy managers that hold them with some doubts, as goalies often have trouble adjusting to new teams to begin with, and none of them moved on to a better defensive team.
Standard pre-rankings note:
This isn't meant to be a be-all and end-all rating system for you to use without thinking and just trade your players for anyone above them on the list that you can find, but used with some foresight for managing salaries. Cap hit is used for the player cost, so if your league uses salary or AAV, please account for that, as it can greatly change the impact of rookies. The rankings are set up so as to provide the most value in the current season, while providing some value in future years, based on modeling for predicted salary increases and production growth.
The stats used for the goaltenders attempt to balance both ratio stats as well as volume. For those of you with variations towards either end of the spectrum, leaning more towards volume or rate stats, you will want to account for that change in value. Same thing goes for setting variations such as: number of teams, salary space, or roster positions. This list is made to be a baseline g