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Line Change on the Fly: Quick Claims Top Spot

Good day, fantasy hockey players. For the last couple of weeks we’ve heard clamoring over our current rankings. Well, chirp no longer as this list of starting goalies will be shortly amended to reflect this season’s progression. Keep in mind that these rankings are a mix of actual game play and how their counting stats stack up as we try to find the perfect blend.

Instead of ranking players in numbers, we will be assigning arbitrary numbers to each goalie. These numbers have nothing to do with auction drafts, they are simply to notate comparative value. Knowledgeable debate is more-than-encouraged; you may even be able to sway my vote in the future.

$32 Jonathan Quick
$30 Jimmy Howard
$30 Tim Thomas
$29 Henrik Lundqvist
$28 Marc-Andre Fleury

Quick gets the top seat in the League with his stellar play. Leading the League in shutouts while sporting a tidy .936 save percentage seals the deal for me. Combine those gaudy numbers with starting 21 of 26 games and you have yourself a keeper. Jimmy Howard and Tim Thomas make a close second as they figure tochallenge for the Vezina Trophy. Atlantic Division stalwarts Henrik Lundqvist and Marc-Andre Fleury round out the top five but would likely rank higher if they didn’t play in that ultra-competitive bracket.

$26 Pekka Rinne
$25 Antti Niemi
$25 Carey Price
$25 Tomas Vokoun
$25 Roberto Luongo
$24 Ilya Bryzgalov
$23 Nikolai Khabibulin
$22 Mike Smith
$22 Brian Elliott
$22 Niklas Backstrom
$21 Corey Crawford
$20 Kari Lehtonen

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