We went ABOVE & BEYOND and added an extra 5 goalies into the mix for this post, so try to contain yourself people.
Now, without any further delay… the top 55 goalies for the 2013 fantasy hockey season and their projected stats.

Rank Player Team Gms Wins SO
1 Cam Ward CAR 40 26 4
2 Henrik Lundqvist NYR 37 24 6
3 Jonathan Quick LAK 38 24 4
4 Tuukka Rask BOS 38 22 4
5 Pekka Rinne NSH 42 24 3
6 Marc-Andre Fleury PIT 37 23 3
7 Mike Smith PHO 40 22 4
8 Ryan Miller BUF 40 22 4
9 Antti Niemi SJS 38 22 2
10 Jimmy Howard DET 35 22 2
11 Evgeni Nabokov NYI 37 21 2
12 Craig Anderson OTT 38 21 2
13 Cory Schneider VAN 37 21 3
14 Semyon Varlamov COL 38 20 2
15 Jaroslav Halak STL 30 19 6
16 Jonas Hiller ANA 36 19 3
17 Miikka Kiprusoff CGY 40 19 2
18 Martin Brodeur NJD 35 19 4
19 Ondrej Pavelec WPG 41 19 2
20 Carey Price MON 42 18 3
21 Ilya Bryzgalov PHI 34 18 2
22 Roberto Luongo VAN 35 18 2
23 Niklas Backstrom MIN 32 18 2
24 Anders Lindback TBL 35 17 1
25 Braden Holtby WAS 31 17 2
26 Kari Lehtonen DAL 30 16 1
27 Devan Dubnyk EDM 32 15 1
28 Corey Crawford CHI 28 15 1
29 Jose Theodore FLA 29 15 1
30 James Reimer TOR 30 14 1
31 Sergei Bobrovsky CBJ 35 14 1
32 Brian Elliott STL 20 10 2
33 Ray Emery CHI 16 9 1
34 Michal Neuvirth WAS 18 9 1
35 Josh Harding MIN 15 8 1
36 Jonas Gustavsson DET 14 8 1
37 Jonathan Bernier LAK 16 8 1
38 Tomas Vokoun PIT 13 8 1
39 Johan Hedberg NJD 16 8 1
40 Richard Bachman DAL 19 8 1
41 Nikolai Khabibulin EDM 15 7 1
42 Thomas Greiss SJS 14 7 1
43 Scott Clemmensen FLA 18 7 1
44 Ben Bishop OTT 15 7 1
45 Michael Leighton PHI 13 6 1
46 Mathieu Garon TBL 11 6 1
47 Jussi Rynnas TOR 12 6 1
48 Martin Biron NYR 10 6 1
49 Jhonas Enroth BUF 12 6 1
50 J-S Giguere COL 14 6 0
51 Jacob Markstrom FLA 10 6 1
52 Anton Khudobin BOS 12 5 1
53 Kevin Poulin NYI 13 5 0
54 Steve Mason CBJ 13 5 1
55 Viktor Fasth ANA 10 4 0


  1. Mal says:

    Dang, Ward #1!

    Also, double dang that my league decided to axe keepers yet again. Would’ve maybe started the year keeping Ludqvist, Smith, and Howard..

  2. bauerspeed17 says:


  3. Lixxiq says:

    Ranking anyone – ANYONE – but Lundqvist at 1 is ridiculous. Seriuosly.

    • Frank

      Frank says:

      @Lixxiq: It’s not a matter of Ward being RANKED #1 OVERALL… I just feel that he will have the best year in terms of wins if the Canes can get the chemistry going early on. Lundqvist will put up better all around numbers but Ward will have more wins in my opinion.

  4. Giacomo says:

    Frank – Thanks for the forecast. You don’t happen to have GAA or Save % projections by chance?

    • Frank

      Frank says:

      @Giacomo: Originally in the intitial full season rankings I did, but had to scratch them as I wanted to turn around the conversion from 82 to 48 games as quick as possible. I will see if I have time to do the full shebang by this weekend.

  5. Curt says:

    I’m an optimistic Islander fan, but Nabby at #11????

    • Frank

      Frank says:

      @Curt: If Harmonic were healthy, he’d be in the top 10… He’s still got some gas left in the tank and if the Isles can trade for another top 4 dman, things could get interesting!

  6. drew says:

    any idea where i could get full projections in spreadsheet format?

  7. Mikey says:

    Wow, Cory Schneider outside the top-10. VAN could easily win the most games this season. Is Luongo still in town keeping him down?

    • Frank

      Frank says:

      Precisely sir, until Luongo is moved.. Schneider has a black cloud over his fantasy value, if/when that trade happens.. Schneider’s value goes up immediately.

  8. Mike says:

    Is Devan Dubnyk that good.

    • Frank

      Frank says:

      Not saying that the Oilers are going to be incredbile, but with their young core and addition of Schultz, there’s a strong support staff in front of Dubnyk and his potential is pretty incredible in his own right. Future top 5 keeper league goalie if all falls into place for him and that team.

  9. Scottie O. says:

    I don’t suppose you have a complete listing of all players (skaters & goalies) compiled, do you? I’d like to see where you’d draft the goalies in relation to the skaters.

    • BringDaRuckus says:

      @Scottie O.: I really like this idea! I’m also curious on how you feel about Damien Brunner for this year? I take a late round flier on him and I’m hoping I struck gold. Thanks!!

      • Frank

        Frank says:

        Working on a complete OVERALL list for skaters and goalies. It’s tough to finalize anything yet with the schedule not being out and having a better idea on the amount of back to back game nights which will add to and take away value to certain goalies.

      • Frank

        Frank says:

        As for Brunner, the chemistry and he’s built up with Zetterberg already is insane. And if that carries over AT ALL to the NHL, look out!

  10. anyone have any love for Anders Lindback

  11. BringDaRuckus says:

    Nabokov seems a bit high considering his job security doesn’t seem stable. Especially if he has a few bad games. What do you think?

    • steve b says:

      @BringDaRuckus: if Nabokov is motivated this year he could be a top ten goalie.He did not want to be there last year

  12. Carolina was 6th worst in Goals Against last year. What changes? I think everyone is over hyping Carolina. Although I do think Staal has a great year.

    • Frank

      Frank says:

      Over hyping for sure, they didn’t do much to solidify their blueline and have a hand full of younger players in the mix. But I have a strong feeling that they moves they did make along with the importance of every single game will boost Ward’s confidence and he’ll return to his playing days from their cup run.

      • @Frank:
        Could be. I just read your fantasy sleepers and I’m suprised with all your Caps love that you are in on Carolina as well. It will be interesting to see how Semin fits into the equation. On one hand, I could see a change in scenery and being paired with E. Staal lead to a dynamite season. But, I wouldn’t be suprised if he plays poorly and sucks the whole team down either.

        By the way, I’d much rather have Mike Smith over Cam personally but I can see your thinking. Great content. I’m definitely going to continue to check out your content. I’ll shoot you a reply when I update my rankings.

  13. booyah says:

    eyoo, which side of this deal do you like, and why?

    halak/moulson vs rask/pacioretty

    • Frank

      Frank says:

      Rask/Pacioretty side for me… younger with more upside moving forward.

  14. bauerspeed17 says:

    Trading draft picks:

    This is a one player keeper league The league’s keepers are:
    Jaroslav Halak
    Mike Smith
    Kari Lehtonen
    Claude Giroux (his keeper)
    John Tavares
    James Neal
    Patrick Sharp
    Tyler Seguin
    Erik Karlsson
    Jordan Eberle (my keeper)
    Kris Letang
    Patrice Bergeron

    I was offered this trade

    His 1rst round 2nd overall pick


    My 1rst round 4th overall pick and my 4th round pick

    If i accept this offer, i would pick Stamkos or Malkin. if i don’t , i would most likely have to pick from ovechkin or corey perry.

    I am leaning towards accepting this deal. I just want to know what everyone else thinks.


    • Frank

      Frank says:

      I’d lean towards accepting the offer, although, you aren’t worse off if you don’t accept. I would roll the dice as your keeper is decent but having Stamkos/Malkin would help propel you into a better spot, then make up for losing your 4th round pick by looking for some hidden gems in the late rounds.

  15. B.o.B says:

    So I’m pretty sure all leagues use GAA and SV% in addition to W and SHO…how are these rankings really relevant when you just rank based on how many W they get? That’s just 1 category

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