The episode of the Keeping Karlsson Fantasy Hockey Podcast you've been waiting all summer for: it's Smörgoåliesbord 2016! *kermit-style wildly waving arms and hands motions*
Elan and Brian tell you all about goalie tiering: what it is, why you need to do it for your draft, and what info you should use to guide you in your tiering.
Then, they share their own 2016-17 tiers! Can Henrik Lundqvist hang on to his well-worn seat in Tier 1? Just how high will Martin Jones rate on the strength of one fantastic year? Should you draft Murray before Fleury, or the other way around? Does Sergei Bobrovsky hold steady or continue free-falling to lower tiers? Is Steve Mason actually better than Michal Neuvirth? Which as-of-now #1 goalies are ripe for the picking, with quality backups chomping at the bit for more time in the crease?
We discuss literally– literally!– every goalie that has a chance to see time in an NHL crease this season. Those goalies include: Henrik Lundqvist, Braden Holtby, Martin Jones, Carey Price, Ben Bishop, Pekka Rinne, Jonathan Quick, Tuukka Rask, Roberto Luongo, Corey Crawford, Cory Schneider, Connor Hellebuyck, Sergei Bobrovsky, Peter Mrazek, Steve Mason, Mike Smith, John Gibson, Jake Allen, Frederik Andersen, Craig Anderson, Semyon Varlamov, Devan Dubnyk, Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Murray, Antti Niemi, Kari Lehtonen, Ryan Miller, Jacob Markstrom, Cam Talbot, Brian Elliott, Robin Lehner, Andrew Hammond, Thomas Greiss, Jaroslav Halak, James Reimer, Cam Ward, Eddie Lack, Joonas Korpisalo, Michal Neuvirth, Ondrej Pavelec, Al Montoya, Carter Hutton, Calvin Pickard, Jhonas Enroth, and many more but I'm going to stop here because I already told you that we talked about every 1st string, 2nd string, and even a bunch of 3rd string goalies who could possibly guard an NHL net this year. Woo!
And a special thanks to Ryan Krieg over at PuckTees.org for the super-cool NES Ice Hockey meets World Cup of Hockey shirts we got to wear for this episode!
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