Top 5 NHL Fantasy Goalies 2015-16 Season

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Fantasy hockey. With the NHL season just days away and hockey drafts all over are being held, it sure won’t hurt if you look at who our projected top 10 goalies are for the 2015-16 NHL season.

  1. Carey Price

2015-16 SeasonPrice was a beast between the pipes for the Habs last season and he’ll continue to be so going forward. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner was a bad man as Montreal’s last man on defense, recording career best figures in wins (44) GAA (1.96),  and save percentage (.933). What’s more, he did all that while playing for a Canadiens’ team that struggled in puck possession, ranking just 23rd in Corsi (-219). $50 Free to bet on NHL! Open an account and deposit $100 to claim.

  1. Pekka Rinne

Rinne has size—and game. The 6-5 Nashville netminder bounced back strong from a frustrating 2013-14 campaign—in which he played just 43 games and won just 10 games—by finishing behind Price in wins (41), ninth in SV% (.923) and third in GAA (2.18) last season. The upside for Rinne, compared to Price, though, is that he is surrounded by a better cast of defensemen that helped the team rank sixth in Corsi last season. Perhaps the only question mark for Rinne at this point is whether he can stay healthy for most of the season.

The Bruins regressed a season ago, as they failed to make it to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since 2008. That said, Ruska still managed to post decent numbers, finishing in the top 10 in wins (34), saves (1,855), and SV% (.922), while ranking 14th in GAA (2.30). Rask can do better than that, as evidenced by his 2013-14 stat line, which includes a 36-15 record, a 2.04 GAA, and a .930 SV%, but how will he be able to do just that with a watered down blue line that lost Dougie Hamilton in the offseason are enough to question his return to elite, top-tier goalie status.

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  1. Henrik Lundqvist

Lundqvist isn’t called King Henrik for nothing. The former Vezina Trophy winner has been among the most consistent goalies in recent years, including last season, wherein he ranked inside the top 10 in SV% (.922), GAA (2.25), and shutouts (5). He could’ve won more games than the 13 he had last season if it weren’t for injuries that limited him to only 46 games—his lowest in a non-lockout-shortened campaign. Health aside, Lundqvist is arguably the safest goalie to pick for you fantasy team.

  1. Ben Bishop

Oh, the perks of playing for a team that blows away opponents with the best offense in the league. Such was the case for Bishop last season, who, despite a middling 2.32 GAA and an uninspiring .916 SV%, managed to put 40 wins under his belt. Don’t expect Bishop’s numbers to take sharp plunges this season, as the Lightning should once again be one of the highest scoring teams out there. If anything, Bishop’s games started may be fewer this time around should backup Andrei Vasilevskiy shows further improvement.

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