Fantasy Hockey Watch: Big Time Backstoppers

January 10th, 2011 by Dustin Pollack Leave a reply »
The importance of goaltending varies from league to league, depending on what type of point system your commissioner has set up, but either way, having a goaltender (or two or three) who wins games and puts up good numbers can’t hurt your chances of winning your league. And trust me, from first hand experience (last year I had Jeff Deslauriers and Mike Smith leading the charge…yes, I know, sad), having two goalies who can’t carry the load could cost you hockey's version of the Shiva and leave you with nothing more than the Sacko.

So that being said, here are a few goaltenders who may be helping or hindering your chances on the road to fantasy glory.

Corey Crawford: To be honest, I was one of the people who thought Marty Turco would have a career resurgence in Chicago after back-to-back subpar seasons in Dallas. But a 9-10-2 record, .899 save percentage and 3.02 goals against average are far from rebounding numbers.

But as we know, one man’s misfortunes can be another’s opportunity, and Corey Crawford has been a breath of fresh air in a city that hasn’t had (please don’t say Antti Niemi) a bonafide number one goalt ...

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